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- Dec 3, '12 by sharpeimomI know you'll gladly provide help when asked and that's great, but women like this woman are so used to being told they're useless, lazy, horrible humans and general wastes of protoplasm that it eats away at and erodes
their souls. (I know... bleeding heart liberal.)
So many families in this area have been on assistance programs since FDR's administration and area social workers tend to treat them very differently than they do those people who are only receiving temporary
help for whatever reason.
The being "difficult instead" attitude is immature and unproductive, but it exsists nonetheless.
Thank you for all the wonderful work you do.
- Dec 3, '12 by mustlovepoodlesQuote from FlareThis is my policy as well. I have had to threaten a few parents with CPS for medical neglect when they refused to pick up. The fact is, if they're having an asthma attack and they don't have a MDI or neb meds, there is nothing I can do to fix it. The only option I have is to call 911 and let the paramedics step in.if i have no meds and a parent refuses to pick up and i feel as though a child is in distress, that child is going to the ER
Last year, I had a little 7yr old boy come in wheezing like a freight train, retracting 6-7 ribs, lips blue. He wasn't moving air at all. So I called 911 and then tried to get the parents. No answers. I turned that over to the front offic staff so I could pay attention to this little guy. EMS came and took him away. Do you know, it took us 2 HOURS to find the parent? And when we did we uncovered a BIG SECRET: they had moved 2 counties over and this mom was putting her 7 yr old child on a city bus, sending across our huge metropolitan area to a hub, where he picked up another bus that took him to an apt complex(where he knew no one!). The school bus picked him up there and brought him to school. This made a 90 minute trip for him, and he was doing it alone, twice a day. Holy Cow! We finally got mom to go to the hospital(4hrs after he left school); CPS met them in the room. Needless to say, this child was withdrawn from our school IMMEDIATELY.
- Dec 3, '12 by Spidey's momI agree and have had to do this twice with the same student. Off to the ER you go kiddo.
Mom refuses to get him a rescue inhaler. The ER doc and I know each other and he made it crystal clear that this child needed an inhaler.
Still haven't gotten one though . . so, if mom is poor, why would she choose an ER visit over a rescue inhaler? This kiddo will go to the ER again when his asthma kicks up.
- Dec 10, '12 by mysixlittleonesThank you everyone!
I lovepoodles---holy cow!!
- Jan 23 by mysixlittleonesJust to post an update.......I filed with Children Protective Services for medical neglect. Two weeks later I still have no inhaler!! I have been keeping the child in for recess and no gym to help prevent an exacerbation. I have a feeling CPS is dropping the ball though. They have been to the home, we have had a meeting with the principal and still nothing. I am impatiently waiting.......