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I'm sorry, honey. Mommy is a nurse...

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Specializes in CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele. Has 27 years experience.

How many of you nurses have told your kids this? LOL.

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BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

Stop listening in on my private conversations!!!!

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

My favorite motto.....Blood doesn't matter if there isn't any bones showin! brush it off move on!

you save some money too :)

dansamy

Specializes in Going to Peds!.

I tell my kids not to bother me unless it's a LOT of blood, you can see the bone OR somebody isn't breathing.

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prmenrs, RN

Specializes in NICU, Infection Control. Has 42 years experience.

Single mother + special needs kid. Sometimes, I had to decide whether to be the nurse or the mother. Since I was the only person who could be the mom, I often chose mom. I did put on my 'nurse' when dealing w/docs, etc., but I tried to focus on him when he needed me.

Aren't any if you the opposite? Every ache might be an osteosarcoma? back pain some spinal abcess? I see more pts who ignored tiny stuff and it was actually the start of something huge than the opposite

KelRN215, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pedi. Has 10 years experience.

Aren't any if you the opposite? Every ache might be an osteosarcoma? back pain some spinal abcess? I see more pts who ignored tiny stuff and it was actually the start of something huge than the opposite

Were I a parent I would probably be a little like this... especially working in pediatric oncology where I've seen things as simple as a limp really be leukemia.

Mandychelle79, ASN, RN

Specializes in Psych. Has 2 years experience.

Last night my son "popped" his knee at football. I came home, looked at it, ROM on it ( some pain), swelling. So we medicated, rested. This morning I was debating whether to take him or not... We ended up going when I noticed how much of an issue he was having... Sprained knee ( which was what I thought), most likely the MCL.

MommyandRN

Specializes in ICU, OR. Has 12 years experience.

I'm actually the opposite. I am sometimes paranoid and worry too much that it's leukemia, food allergy etc. Or just I know they could use some antibiotics so I bring them when I know they need them... not on death's door, no, but just aware they need antibiotics.

Kidrn911

Specializes in Peds ED, Peds Stem Cell Transplant, Peds. Has 12 years experience.

My favorite motto.....Blood doesn't matter if there isn't any bones showin! brush it off move on!

Yeah that is what I said, unfortunately for my 12 yr old daughter, kept complaining her hip hurt, I ignored her and told her to stop whining and continue running, she was in track and field.I made her run on a broken "chipped" hip for 3 weeks. We ended up in PT for the summer. Who would of thought a healthy teenager with no history of trauma would have a broken hip?

I find myself constantly assessing now when I meet people I'm looking for "abnormalities" lol also not much gets me freaked out now. Other people ask me about their problems like its life shattering and I'm pretty casual. I'm sorry I didn't realize the sky was falling when you fell and hurt your knee lol. My reply was RICE it, you'll be fine.

Beautiful Mind RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Oncology, Epic CT.

My mom's favorite motto when I was a kid..."Suck it up!"

If I do get some type of sickness or injury, I use myself as my own case study and try and look it up in my nursing books and figure out what it is!

Not really...but I really do not go to the doctor unless absolutely necessary or for preventative care thanks to good ol' mom's tough love. :roflmao:

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

I worked for our Pediatrican's summer camp for 5 years starting when sons were 2yo + 5yo. They reminded the campers that "Ice was for injury" as they were the ones to run the ice chest up to the dinning hall for refills. Funny hearing a 6 yo tell a 15 yo camper "Can't you read my Mom's sign: Clean the cut with Peroxide on cotton ball, apply antibiotic ointment and cover with bandaid."

I did get into action quickly after older 7 yo son fell into septic tank at summer camp splitting lip on his way back to our room in infirmary. Nickname "Chocolate Jimmie" hard to live down. Fact he hung onto ledge, saved him from drowning. Our Pediatrician quickly stitched him up and made sure grate tank cover bolted down.

When the youngest fractured his lower leg playing soccer, DH and son called me after ER trip since I was working as home care RN 30 miles away "Patient's come first Mom".

dianah, ADN

Specializes in Cath Lab/Radiology. Has 46 years experience.

I don't show undue concern outwardly but am inwardly assessing and triaging.

Not spurting blood? Deal with it.

Continued pain for too long, despite all measures? Hmmmm, may make an appt.

I did rush youngest to Urgent Care when I noted a red streak going up his leg, starting at a small cut on his leg.

+Abx, yes.

Also called a pediatrician friend when youngest developed croup.

Dh was out of town for a week, for meetings.

I was alone with two kids under 6yo.

Not being a peds nurse, had never heard the distinctive bark/cough.

Friend advised me to use the steam from the shower to relieve sx.

Next morning I got a cool air humidifier, which was our family's friend for years.

If one of the kids woke up coughing, he'd get out of bed, stand in front of the humidifier for a few min, then go back to bed. :D

GoalSeeker, BSN, RN

Specializes in Neuro. Has 12 years experience.

Oh no I am way to paranoid not to seek medical attention. They are my precious babies a scrape, bruise, tugging of the ear, chest pain I'm in the ER...better safe then sorry. I am a fairly new nurse though lol