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OyWithThePoodles has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Med-surg, school nursing..

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KeeperOfTheIceRN has 4 years experience as a ADN.

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One of my Kinders hurt her leg yesterday on the playground about 30 minutes before dismissal. Large knot and bruise on her shin that had no changes after 20 minutes of icing it. Gait WNL. ROM WNL. No distress, student was very calm, but she did state that bearing weight was uncomfortable and that the area "kind of stings". Called mom (CYA) to let her know that she has a large knot and bruise on her leg and that if she seemed to still be complaining about it after school, that they might consider a visit to the doc. Mom was super understanding but asked if I could call the kiddo's dad (divorced couple) as she was about to sit down to a root canal. Hang up and deal with the other visitors in the office real quick and receive a phone call from the dad.

Y'all. This guy was super irritated about possibly, maybe having to take his daughter to get her leg checked out. It takes me FIFTEEN MINUTES of explaining that I was simply calling to give them a heads up about their 6 year old's leg. NOT demanding they rush her to the ED immediately. His response? "Well she can be very dramatic and I really don't think anything needs to be done, but if I don't come get her then I'm going to be chewed out!! Besides, its not like they can do anything for it anyways, since it's on her shin! They can't even wrap that!" Uh, what? 1, yes they can, especially if there is a legitimate injury and 2, whether or not you get chewed out by your ex is of absolute no concern to me. However, the large knot on your daughter's leg that was not improved with ice and was clearly visible from across the room, is. 

The conversation ended with him stating that he was just going to come LOOK at her leg and if he felt it looked just fine, then she could just go to the after school program (because, by this time, school had dismissed) and wait there for her mom to come pick her up.  

C'mon now. 

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imaneedmycoffeefirst89 has 3 years experience.

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1 hour ago, KeeperOfTheIceRN said:

One of my Kinders hurt her leg yesterday on the playground about 30 minutes before dismissal. Large knot and bruise on her shin that had no changes after 20 minutes of icing it. Gait WNL. ROM WNL. No distress, student was very calm, but she did state that bearing weight was uncomfortable and that the area "kind of stings". Called mom (CYA) to let her know that she has a large knot and bruise on her leg and that if she seemed to still be complaining about it after school, that they might consider a visit to the doc. Mom was super understanding but asked if I could call the kiddo's dad (divorced couple) as she was about to sit down to a root canal. Hang up and deal with the other visitors in the office real quick and receive a phone call from the dad.

Y'all. This guy was super irritated about possibly, maybe having to take his daughter to get her leg checked out. It takes me FIFTEEN MINUTES of explaining that I was simply calling to give them a heads up about their 6 year old's leg. NOT demanding they rush her to the ED immediately. His response? "Well she can be very dramatic and I really don't think anything needs to be done, but if I don't come get her then I'm going to be chewed out!! Besides, its not like they can do anything for it anyways, since it's on her shin! They can't even wrap that!" Uh, what? 1, yes they can, especially if there is a legitimate injury and 2, whether or not you get chewed out by your ex is of absolute no concern to me. However, the large knot on your daughter's leg that was not improved with ice and was clearly visible from across the room, is. 

The conversation ended with him stating that he was just going to come LOOK at her leg and if he felt it looked just fine, then she could just go to the after school program (because, by this time, school had dismissed) and wait there for her mom to come pick her up.  

C'mon now. 

So did he look at it? Did he take her home or leave her?

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KeeperOfTheIceRN has 4 years experience as a ADN.

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14 minutes ago, imaneedmycoffeefirst89 said:

So did he look at it? Did he take her home or leave her?

You know, I have no idea! He hadn't shown up by the time it was time for me to leave for the day, so we sent LD to the afterschool program. I called mom and let her know about the convo I had with dad and she said she wasn't surprised and that she would get her taken care of. According to the kiddo, mom took care of her leg by wrapping it up for her last night. So I'm thinking dad never showed 🤷‍♀️ 

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imaneedmycoffeefirst89 has 3 years experience.

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7 minutes ago, KeeperOfTheIceRN said:

You know, I have no idea! He hadn't shown up by the time it was time for me to leave for the day, so we sent LD to the afterschool program. I called mom and let her know about the convo I had with dad and she said she wasn't surprised and that she would get her taken care of. According to the kiddo, mom took care of her leg by wrapping it up for her last night. So I'm thinking dad never showed 🤷‍♀️ 

Oh wow, that's a little sad..

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Is is summer yet? Here is a visit note I just wrote. On one hand, I'm so proud of the teacher for trying to divert the student from an office visit. On the other hand... 

 

C/O SUPERFICIAL SCRATCH, NO OPEN SKIN, ON RUA, AFTER SCRATCHING AREA AGAINST BACKPACK. STATES SHE WASHED AREA WITH SOAP AND WATER PER HER TEACHER'S INSTRUCTION BUT IT "STILL STINGS." I ADVISED HER SHE HAS TAKEN THE APPROPRIATE STEPS, AND THE PAIN/STING WILL DECREASE WITH TIME.  

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Child who walked in today barefoot holding sneakers aloft, “I can’t get the knot out of my shoelaces, my teacher said to come to you”!  My response, “no problem, I aced knots in nursing school “ to myself “or was that scouts”

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20 hours ago, MendyT said:

Child who walked in today barefoot holding sneakers aloft, “I can’t get the knot out of my shoelaces, my teacher said to come to you”!  My response, “no problem, I aced knots in nursing school “ to myself “or was that scouts”

I hate when they come in barefoot for something like this!! Then, they will be back because they stepped on something on the way to the clinic for something they should never have left the classroom for in the first place. 

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k1p1ssk has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in pediatrics.

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A 1:1 para came to me last week asking if I had a glasses repair kit. Sure, no problem! "Oh, but I can't see without my glasses, you'll have to fix it"

Ok, fine... the screw is clearly stripped and likely WILL fall out no matter what I do, so I recommend she bring them in to be professionally repaired. "Oh, well, they're just cheap walmart glasses, maybe i'll just tape them." ooooookay.

Guess who shows up again this AM, with the side I tightened last week taped up asking for me to tighten the other side. "I think the kit is in the 3rd drawer down" (spoiler alert, it isn't) "Did you really tighten it enough?" 

I shot daggers from my eyes.

This is the same woman who frequently comes first thing in the AM looking for pain medication for whatever ache or pain she blatantly tells me she "woke up with". Like, really??? 

I keep telling myself to give her the benefit of the doubt that she is struggling financially and can't afford motrin or new readers... But my gut tells me she's just a mooch.

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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1 hour ago, k1p1ssk said:

But my gut tells me she's just a mooch.

I loathe the mooches of my pads/tampons. Like, I get it. But you're an adult and these are donations. Make a donation tomorrow and we'll be square. Otherwise I'll sigh and tell you where they are as I go back to my work. 

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2 hours ago, k1p1ssk said:

A 1:1 para came to me last week asking if I had a glasses repair kit. Sure, no problem! "Oh, but I can't see without my glasses, you'll have to fix it"

Ok, fine... the screw is clearly stripped and likely WILL fall out no matter what I do, so I recommend she bring them in to be professionally repaired. "Oh, well, they're just cheap walmart glasses, maybe i'll just tape them." ooooookay.

Guess who shows up again this AM, with the side I tightened last week taped up asking for me to tighten the other side. "I think the kit is in the 3rd drawer down" (spoiler alert, it isn't) "Did you really tighten it enough?" 

I shot daggers from my eyes.

This is the same woman who frequently comes first thing in the AM looking for pain medication for whatever ache or pain she blatantly tells me she "woke up with". Like, really??? 

I keep telling myself to give her the benefit of the doubt that she is struggling financially and can't afford motrin or new readers... But my gut tells me she's just a mooch.

Over 13 years, I have noticed a trend in SPED paras. There may be a  reason they are taking such a low paying jobs. Seems like education is a good place to hide. Overall, most of them just seem so needy (and maybe a little SPED themselves.) 

Constantly wanting me to put band-aids for invisible scratches (come on, you are an adult!). Using clinic feminine hygiene products EVERY month, always wanting ice or advil for some ache/pain, needing non-medical stuff (water bottles, eating utensils, etc), looking for reasons for the kids in their care to get sent home. 

 

And my answer for stripped eyeglass screws??? Small Safety Pin!!!! 

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kidzcare has 5 years experience.

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17 minutes ago, EnoughWithTheIce said:

 

And my answer for stripped eyeglass screws??? Small Safety Pin!!!! 

The trick I learned right here on this board is dental floss!

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k1p1ssk has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in pediatrics.

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1 hour ago, EnoughWithTheIce said:

And my answer for stripped eyeglass screws??? Small Safety Pin!!!! 

 

51 minutes ago, kidzcare said:

The trick I learned right here on this board is dental floss!

YES! THANK YOU! I will definitely use this the next time she comes in... We all know she will!

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