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Preschooler out by ambulance the other day

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We don't have ambulances at the preschool very often, thank goodness!

I was called to the classroom for a second opinion from the nurse who was already there. This student has significant delays and is in a SPED classroom. He was lethargic and unable to focus. The teacher and classroom staff said he was way off his baseline. 

He has a history of seizures and bilateral shunts for hydrocephalus. With how he was becoming unable to focus, I wasn't taking chances on the shunts and we called 911. While I was talking to the 911 operator, the student started seizing and seized for 3.5 minutes. 

Luckily, it was not a shunt malfunction and the student was back the next day. I stopped in to see him and he was back to himself- bubbly and talkative. The opposite of how he was the day before! 

 

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Holy cow! How scary! I'm glad that he's doing better today. Kudos to you for not hesitating in calling for help!

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glad you were there to act quickly!  another testament to our profession!  Great job 🙂

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All I can add to that is...BAM! Another kid snatched from the jaws of death!!
School Nurses - that's what we do!! I can see those subconscious algorithms running in your head - "EVALUATION COMPLETE" - call EMS. Nursing assessment and intervention at it's finest!! Awesome - just awesome! 

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