First day back

  1. Good morning!

    I said to the beloved (who is also a nurse) "I bet I see some Thanksgiving hangovers today."

    First visit of the day - before school starts, before I have time to put up my stuff even - stomachache. Parent is aware. Parent sent the kid to school.

    Afebrile student who isn't nauseous, doesn't need to poop, and who ate breakfast.

    Me: How can I help you today?

    Student: I don't know.

    Me: Do you want me to call mom and tell her she was wrong?

    Student: Yes, will you?

    Me. NO!!!
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  2. 42 Comments

  3. by   Cattz
    Ruby- Thanks for the early morning chuckle! Only here with my peeps ...
    only here
  4. by   MrNurse(x2)
    FF comes in this morning c/o stomachache. Stated he vomited Friday, stomach quesy since then and diarrhea. Mom sends email to "warn" us. Says she will come get him if... Why send your child to school? He tries 3-4 times every week to go home, and, Mr. Wonka, you have just given him a golden ticket! Ahhhhhh!
  5. by   OhioBPH
    It is fairly quiet here so far, however! The attendance robo-call malfunctioned and when the secretary finished attendance it called EVERY parent in the whole district. Not our absent students, ALL students. For perspective, there are 900 students in my school, and the district has 10 schools.

    So the phones are ringing off the hook!
  6. by   Farawyn
    "My finger has hurt me alllll weekend"

    (Finger looks and feels fine)

    Me: What do you think we should do about this?
    Her: Amputate?

    Love the older kids.
    Back to class, you stinker!!!
  7. by   SaltineQueen
    I walked in to a boy who had thrown up on the bus. :/
  8. by   ruby_jane
    Quote from SaltineQueen
    I walked in to a boy who had thrown up on the bus. :/
    YOU WIN! Sorry. That's bad.
  9. by   Flare
    it's been the "mom said to call her" parade in here today. I'm not in the mood. If they are willing to put up with their LD's nonsense, i won't stand in their way.
  10. by   NanaPoo
    Urgh.

    I took a day off a few weeks ago only to get a call from my ex who said, "the kid isn't feeling good but I sent her to school and told her to go see the nurse if she starts to feel worse."

    I was all, " YOU!! You of all people should know not to pull that garbage!!" I immediately called my sub and pre-apologized.
  11. by   OhioBPH
    I just had a kid come in faking a concussion. So, I'm not sure what I'll say to his mom.
  12. by   Farawyn
    Quote from Flare
    it's been the "mom said to call her" parade in here today. I'm not in the mood. If they are willing to put up with their LD's nonsense, i won't stand in their way.
    It is. Kids being picked up for cramps, or because other kids' siblings are home sick.
    Whatever.
    I can't argue with the parents.
  13. by   Farawyn
    Quote from OhioBPH
    I just had a kid come in faking a concussion. So, I'm not sure what I'll say to his mom.
    How does one do that?
  14. by   OhioBPH
    Quote from Farawyn
    How does one do that?
    States he was pushed down and hit his head multiple times. No mark, no witness, no clue who pushed him. Headache 8-9 out of 10, stomach ache 6/10. He is chatty, talks with friends in clinic, moves with ease. After I tell him 9/10 is awful, usually those kids cry and need the lights off. 5 mins later he is trying to make himself cry and stating the lights are bothering him. Asks me to call his mom and let him talk to her.

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