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I have the same exact thought multiple times a day as i run down my list of numbers and call 5-6 numbers to try and reach parents only to get no answer (and often times with NO other emergency backup people). I think to myself - "Jeeze, what if your child had fallen off the slide and had knocked them self unconscious?" Or what IF that inhaler was needed emergently? Sure - i'd probably give a puff of it if the kid was in dire straits, but it would be followed up with calling ems and ensuring that the right forms are on file. Of course once the media would get their hands on it and the right people put their spin on it it would be "School nurse sends child to ER for simple asthma treatment despite having inhaler" and those who don't know can begin their judgefest.
i usually have the one guidance counselor act as a bouncer while it's going on because i swear that the kids can sniff out when it's happening and THAT'S the time that everyone needs xyz or my diabetics feel low. But yes, i often get a few that will come down afterward to find out the scoop. The worst though are the teachers wanting to know.
i am a mentor for our junior FD and i make it perfectly clear to them that there is no call that warrants them leaving school.
i agree - also it's because it has to do with it being a school. There are drug errors in hospitals and LTC facilities everyday and no one alerts the media about it.
Am I the only one thinking "Motrin for a JUST NOW bumped elbow, give it some ice and come back later if it's still hurting!"
You and me both!! My persistent kiddo that whined about his stomach all day yesterday - with 3 calls to mom because we played phone tag and all he got out of it was early pickup from aftercare was just in complaining again. Nope - we're not playing out that scene again. Unless he's puking or burning up i don't want to hear about it.
i have cots with no drawers - they suit me well. I agree about the coverlet cabinet. It is great!!
I picked up one of these things for the purposes of keeping my desk clear and pre-filing and assigned one grade per drawer. I loooove it. it brings me untold happiness in organization.
Hmm I kind of did that this morning. My 6th grader was complaining of a HA in the a.m.; I gave him some ibuprofen and Sudafed (it sounded like a sinus HA, the way his "eyes were also hurting") and had him drink a full bottle of H2O. I wanted him to *try*...I mean what if he feels better in an hour? I don't take missing school lightly. At the same time if he was truly miserable or got worse, I wanted him to have options.
Actually I think my words were something more like "if it gets worse, go see the nurse and she'll have a look at you and call me if you need to come home." I didn't say "Tell the nurse you need to come home, and she will have me come get you."
And again, this is a 12 yr old who is a bit more mature than little ones, and knows why it's important to be in school unless truly ill.
He made it 4 hours, got his math and Chinese tests taken, and then went to see the nurse. He was in bed 10 seconds after getting home.
i think the spin on that that cheeses me off the most is when the parents tell their kids that and I do decide OK, i'll play along and the parent and call and I'm met with OK, but I can't get there for 2 hours.
Well, ok, but your snowflake is going to spend those 2 hours in class then.
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