I'm so frustrated and upset right now! Lunchtime was busy and crazy as usual and I heard one of the office staff say I'm grabbing a bag of ice for a student as she reached in the freezer and took one. I figured it was probably something minor since we know how teachers are.
About 30 min later the teacher brings this student in and says he won't quit crying so I thought I'd bring him in for you to check and you can maybe calm him down because he always cries over everything but I think he's fine. The principal was standing right there and jumps in front of me and starts talking to the kid and teacher.
The teacher says he can move his arm and proceeds to twist his arm all around and the kid grabs it away and starts crying harder and says it really hurts then the principal asks him to move his fingers and lift his arm, etc so I jump in and do a quick assessment and can tell within 5 sec of just looking and feeling lightly with my hand it's probably broken.
I say it needs checked now and he needs to hold it still. The principal says well go ahead and call mom if you want and she can decide if she needs to take him to the dr. What?
Hello-does my opinion mean nothing??? So I call mom and say please come pick your son up-he's been hurt and needs checked-it may be broke. Then the principal asks what mom decided to do so I told her I recommended it be checked and she's taking him to the Dr so she says call and see if it's broken. I said they haven't been gone long enough to know anything-I'll call in a little while. Then she asked me two more times again to call mom so I went ahead so she would quit bugging me and the mom says they haven't taken him to x-ray yet but they think it's probably broke and I'll call and let you know when I find something out if school is still in.
The principal then says well give me her phone number so I can call before school is out (which was in less than a half an hour away.) Hello-I told you it was too soon but maybe being the principal they'll hurry up and find out for you! Uggh !!! Yet, no one hesitated to send down kids with sunburns, a smashed finger from a week ago, a kid whose stomach hurt while running, etc. I just needed to get that off my chest. I feel like I'm in the twilight zone.
Why constantly request a nurse at your school if you're not going to let us do our job in peace!!! I'm so glad this school year is almost up!