Yes, it bounced back.
It wasn't late in the day, she wasn't crying or even perturbed, I told her to wait a little while and come back to the clinic if needed and if it was still hurting tonight to let mom/dad know. She was free to come back - they send kids all the time for nothing anyway. She didn't come back. She was apparently capable of telling them about the visit because I got a call from an upset snowflake daddy.
He said she was getting a "fever" and reported a temp in the "low 99's". When I nicely explained that the American Academy of Pediatrics defines a fever as 100.5 he stated "not what my doctor says".
Mainly what I am ticked about is the fact that despite ALL of the other things we have to do in a day we also have to call about unremarkable visits. I am upset that my BSN and 15 years of experience still gets me micromanaged by lay people. I am upset that we have to deal with people who get upset over absolutely nothing when there are so many other real priorities to worry about.
I am also upset about the big picture, which has come up repeatedly in discussions here.
What the heck is happening to people?? Why is everyone so unreasonable and edgy? Why are we teaching kids that the slightest moment of discomfort is time to run to the nurse or a doctor and make sure something is done about it? What the heck is going to happen when these kids are adults?
And who is going to take care of us when we are old!?!?
I just think it's all so ridiculous and I just want to slap everyone and say "STOP BEING A NUTJOB!"