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Ugh, I just had a mother on the phone tell me that her dear son could eat almonds at school because they are "not peanuts" and don't have "nuts" in the name so they are not "real nuts".  🤬

No honey, the only REAL NUT is YOU!  Crazy people!

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Just now, scuba nurse said:

Ugh, I just had a mother on the phone tell me that her dear son could eat almonds at school because they are "not peanuts" and don't have "nuts" in the name so they are not "real nuts".  🤬

No honey, the only REAL NUT is YOU!  Crazy people!

Did you tell her that a peanuts is not a nut? You would have blown her mind. 😂 

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Glitternurse has 1 years experience as a LVN and works as a School LVN.

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50 minutes ago, jess11RN said:

This was a while ago...

Student with no previous medical diagnoses has textbook absence seizure, call parent to inform, advise to pick up and take them to get checked out. "I bet they just fell asleep with their eyes open again, that's happened before." 😳

Oh my, I hope the parents get their child evaluated. That is so scary. How do parents no realize that is not normal.

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8 minutes ago, Glitternurse said:

Oh my, I hope the parents get their child evaluated. That is so scary. How do parents no realize that is not normal.

Yes, they did. Thank goodness!!!! Seizure Action Plan is currently in place 🙂

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pedi_nurse has 5 years experience and works as a School Nurse.

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1 hour ago, jess11RN said:

This was a while ago...

Student with no previous medical diagnoses has textbook absence seizure, call parent to inform, advise to pick up and take them to get checked out. "I bet they just fell asleep with their eyes open again, that's happened before." 😳

omg. 😬

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Leader25 has 35 years experience.

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Ill nicu baby in isolette, sleeping soundly before next care cluster,parents runs in ,sticks hand inside isolette says"does he ever open eyes,he was sleeping last time I came," I want to hold him now",waking baby ,rubbing talking,jiggling- 

 

are you able to wait til feeding time so you can hold,diaper and feed yourself?

"take him out,I want to hold,it is my child and I can do whatever I want!"

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Sassy-RN has 13 years experience and works as a Surgical Nurse.

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When I worked in a PEDS clinic, a mom once told me she didn’t want her son to have MMR vaccine, because “it causes Down Syndrome.”

Hopefully that child gets through life okay with a mother that dumb!

 

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tining has 23 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a School Nurse.

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I really need this thread today!!

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I called a parent to notify her her child came down with right ear pain. I got out my otoscope and literally couldn’t see anything. It was loaded with ear wax worst I’ve ever seen! I called to notify mother she said be seen by a doctor for a ear flushing/cleaning so they can properly see/assess and diagnose/treat the ear.

her response “ARE YOU TRYING TO BE FUNNY? YOU CALLED ME TO TELL ME MY CHILDs EAR IS DIRTY! GIVE HER A Q TIP! YOU CALLING HERE SAYING I DONT TAKE CARE OF MY KIDS!” 

 

By far the weirdest conversation I’ve ever had in my nursing career. FYI Mother is a nursing assistant in nursing school! 

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Amethya has 5 years experience and works as a Certified Medical Assistant.

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Just got an email from a parent about a student that is known to be want to be a FF but we don't let him. She says he is not sick, so if he goes to my office to not call her because she's not going to pick him up, to call his grandmother.

Listen sweetheart, you are the primary guardian, so therefore if your kid comes to my office and he's sick? I WILL CALL YOU.... you don't like it, give him up for adoption then, because you obviously don't want to be a parent. (She screams at him and her other kid SOOOO much and just talks crap about them. It's sad.)

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CanIcallmymom has 4 years experience.

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12 minutes ago, Amethya said:

Just got an email from a parent about a student that is known to be want to be a FF but we don't let him. She says he is not sick, so if he goes to my office to not call her because she's not going to pick him up, to call his grandmother.

Listen sweetheart, you are the primary guardian, so therefore if your kid comes to my office and he's sick? I WILL CALL YOU.... you don't like it, give him up for adoption then, because you obviously don't want to be a parent. (She screams at him and her other kid SOOOO much and just talks crap about them. It's sad.)

I had a parent say something similar to me last week when I called him. His student had a 101 fever. "Well, I'm sorry you think that, but he has a fever so he will need to be picked up as soon as possible."

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Amethya has 5 years experience and works as a Certified Medical Assistant.

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3 minutes ago, CanIcallmymom said:

I had a parent say something similar to me last week when I called him. His student had a 101 fever. "Well, I'm sorry you think that, but he has a fever so he will need to be picked up as soon as possible."

Right? Also Grandma isn't in the emergency contact list, so only mom can come get him. So if she wants this, she needs to put Granny on the list. 

But besides the point, I hate when parents do this, treat like their kids are a bother instead of a blessing. 

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