C'Mon Now! - page 46

Had a kid bring his wet, bloody tooth and plop it right on my desk. C'mon now! Or the kid that did running knee slide into my office. C'mon now! The ones old enough to cover their mouths... Read More

  1. by   BeckyESRN
    2nd grade FF: "I have the worst headache of my whole entire life"
    Me: When did it start?
    2nd: 1 minute ago in gym
    Me: something that hurts for 1 minute is not a good reason to see the nurse, get a drink, gym is over, it's time for dismissal.

    C'Mon Now! worst headache of your life?! you've only been alive for 7 years, so I guess you don't have much for comparison...
  2. by   ohiobobcat
    Saw spleeny kid earlier in the day with a stomach ache. I gave him the standard "There is not a whole lot I can do for stomach pain" spiel after benign exam. Offer kid Tums if he thinks that might help. Kid took Tums and went back to class. Spleeny kid returned 20 minutes before dismissal stating his stomach never got any better and could I call dad to come get him. Um, no. "Well... could you just call my dad?" Um, no. Your dad will get caught up in the buses and won't even get here until after your bus has left. Played this back and forth a few times and he finally said, "Well, I guess I'll go back to class then."

    I don't see this kid very often, but geez. The last time I saw him was because he stood up in class, took a step and "wrenched his knee horribly." A wheelchair ride to the nurse's office, call to dad to come get him, hospital visit because he COULD. NOT. WALK. ON. IT. AT. ALL. Turns out to be a mildly sprained knee and he was back in school the next day sans crutches. I am perfectly polite and professional when dealing with this kid, but in my head I am thinking <Dude, grow a set!!>!
  3. by   kidzcare
    Quote from ohiobobcat
    I don't see this kid very often, but geez. The last time I saw him was because he stood up in class, took a step and "wrenched his knee horribly." A wheelchair ride to the nurse's office, call to dad to come get him, hospital visit because he COULD. NOT. WALK. ON. IT. AT. ALL. Turns out to be a mildly sprained knee and he was back in school the next day sans crutches. I am perfectly polite and professional when dealing with this kid, but in my head I am thinking <Dude, grow a set!!>!
    These are the worst ones because you JUST DON'T KNOW!! I've sent out plenty of kids because they claimed they couldn't walk and turned out to be nothing. I had a kid that I was debating about having mom come get and get checked out but my gut told me he was exaggerating... Sure enough as soon as (he thought) he was out of my line of vision, his limp cleared up and he RAN DOWN THE FREAKING HALL. Geesh.

    But on the flip side, I had a kid who I couldn't figure out. He seemed fine until I would ask him to move his arm (he fell on his shoulder in PE) and then he claimed excruciating pain. I went with my gut and had dad come get him... Broken clavicle.
  4. by   MrNurse(x2)
    I am constantly observing my FF after a status dramaticus so I don't miss it. I do not want the parent to be upset with me because I missed something after I see their child lying to me 100 times this year and now I have to find the real deal.
  5. by   C.MackeyRN
    Quote from MrNurse(x2)
    I am constantly observing my FF after a status dramaticus so I don't miss it. I do not want the parent to be upset with me because I missed something after I see their child lying to me 100 times this year and now I have to find the real deal.
    This happened recently with my FF from yesterday (the one who caused the entire 4th grade class to puke). It was on a day that I wasn't on campus and he complained of a stomach ache (his go to move) and the teacher told him to rest for minute and he'd be fine. Apparently when he got home he was running fever and ended up being diagnosed with the flu....mom wasn't very happy as you could imagine. His mom even call him "The boy who cried wolf" but was still upset because he was clearly sick THIS time. But I guess we're just damned if we do damned if we don't with our FFs...
  6. by   WineRN
    "He has a runny nose"

    Well so do I but here I sit. I really wanted to write, "we don't send kids with runny noses home!"

    C'mon now
  7. by   grammy1
    Student comes straight from bus to the clinic. Says he doesn't feel well, has been up all night vomiting and with diarrhea. He has 2 tests today, so mom thought he should come to take the tests. C'Mon now!!!
  8. by   Supernrse01
    Two students walk into the clinic, 8:30am:

    Student #1: My teacher asked me to walk down with him (pointing at the other student) so I could tell you my teacher thinks there has to be something wrong because he keeps sleeping in class.

    Me: <Blank stare>

    C'mon now!
  9. by   Supernrse01
    Quote from Supernrse01
    Two students walk into the clinic, 8:30am:

    Student #1: My teacher asked me to walk down with him (pointing at the other student) so I could tell you my teacher thinks there has to be something wrong because he keeps sleeping in class.

    Me: <Blank stare>

    C'mon now!
    I should add, I did do an assessment on him, just to be sure we didn't have a little something, something going on, but alas, that assessment found everything to be completely normal and the sleepiness was the direct result of a late night of video games.
  10. by   kidzcare
    Quote from Supernrse01
    I should add, I did do an assessment on him, just to be sure we didn't have a little something, something going on, but alas, that assessment found everything to be completely normal and the sleepiness was the direct result of a late night of video games.
    Ug! I had a teacher call me about a student (and send him to me several times) who was falling asleep in her class. I assessed him and he said (with a smirk) he was up until 2am playing video games. She was none too happy when I sent him back. I tried to explain that it is a discipline issue from there. Sure enough, I saw him with an administrator 10 minutes later- with the same smirk on his face. I know this teacher was super frustrated by a student who is so smug and disrespectful but I didn't need her to disrespect my position on top of it.
  11. by   NanaPoo
    We have a brand new substitute teacher who frequently stops by to tell me how to do my job. You know, how I should or shouldn't send a student home or should just let him rest on a cot, etc. She lets me know he has allergies which is causing his cough and he also has anxiety issues...blah, blah blah.

    I really need to learn her name so I don't have to say, "Hey, what's-your-face, stop telling me how to do my job."

    C'mon now.
  12. by   SchoolNurseTXstyle
    I am up to my ears in eyes!!!! Itchy eyes, poked with pencil eyes, my teacher says I have pink eye, the tip of the pencil broke off and flew in my eye. CALGON.TAKE.ME. AWAY

    C'mon NOW!!! Pollen counts, please go down!!
  13. by   WineRN
    I have a student's family who is trying to get us and our middle school to remove all of the carpet in the building because her son has such "severe allergies" and "has developed asthma" because of my school. He is "only well in the summer". Dad is an MD they somehow got a doctors note to back up this request that we "legally have to provide".

    He has been seen 4 times this year total in the nurses office, none for allergies or asthma...

    C'mon now

    C'mon now.

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