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  1. nmr79

    How many diabetics do you have?

    I have three T1Ds. One is a handful, not because of his management of his diabetes, but because he and his friends all come in together before lunch, and they are loud, and always ask a million questions.His numbers are always mid-100s, though, and he does his own injections, I just keep track of his numbers and carbs/insulin. One is a sweet kid, with an overbearing mom (who I now get along with, but still, she's high-maintanence), and one kid who is independent, but brittle, so spends a lot of time in my office.
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    Speaking of summer...

    I will be working at a day camp. It's a sweet gig- 8:30-12 M-F for 6 weeks. I still feel like a get a break, and it pays the same that I make in a 9-hour day during the year. Plus, I get to bring my daughter to work with me, since she goes to the camp (along with my niece and nephew, plus tons of other kids I know). I get 4 weeks off between the end of camp and the start of the year. I cannot wait.
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    C'Mon Now!

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    C'Mon Now!

    A father of a student emailed me, angry that the cafeteria sells Coke and 7-up, and that 7th graders shouldn't be expected to choose healthy options when that is available, what am I going to do about it? Ugh! First of all, I am the least influential person when it comes to what the cafeteria serves. I am not even remotely involved in the decision-making there. I responded that while those options are available, there is also bottled water, and a FREE filtered water dispenser with cups, right in the middle of the cafeteria, that his child can use all day long, for FREE. Yes, pop is bad for you. Also, you need to talk with your kid about your personal preference about what he drinks, or don't send money, and pack a lunch yourself for him. He's bringing this issue to the school board. Go ahead.
  5. Cool site and article! I am dealing with some really dedicated class avoiders this year.
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    Pure curiosity :)

    I will definitely be asking our district nurse about PEARS- seems to be a good idea. I just have BLS.
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    Teacher awesomeness

    That's awesome! Life is just better when it feels like you're all on the same team.
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    Got thanked by EMS/Police and Mom!

    Way to go! It's nice to be thanked every now and then:)
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    Just sent my first via ambulance....

    Poor kid! You made the right call, though, not moving him.
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    Midwest nurses... Caught in the polar vortex?

    It was crazy! We were still open last Monday, after that crazy snowstorm (I think Chicago, Evanston and my district were the only schools without late starts. Then we were closed W/TH. It was glorious. My daughter and I hunkered down and did crafts, listened to audiobooks, and I binge-watched my new favorite show, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Also, if you don't have the WTForecast app, it was epic last week. It gives totally inappropriate, but hilarious descriptions of the weather.
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    Midwest nurses... Caught in the polar vortex?

    That was my favorite news story in a long time!
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    Life outside of school

    I'm so sorry. I really miss working with the elderly sometimes. They really can be such a challenging and rewarding group to work with. Hang in there.
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    Field Trip Bags

    I second the feminine hygiene products. That's honestly what gets used the most from my bags. Also included: bandaids, gauze, tissues, hand wipes, instant ice packs, student-specific epipens, a stock epipen, any care plans for kids with medical conditions...I usually toss a few water bottles in there, too.
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    We're back!!!

    Hello! We were back last week, but W-F, I had the pleasure of sitting in vision screening certification. (IL nurses know how fun that is:). This week started with a bang. The gym classes all have the 16-minute run, and MAP testing. I'm anticipating a lot of traffic around here.
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    Are we done yet???

    3 more hours for me. I have had the pleasure of dealing with the Kylie Jenner lip challenge. I wish that was a joke. Three boys all came to me with puffy, bruised lips. None of them are in pain, but they are worried about how long it will last. Uh, kids, you basically just gave yourselves hickies. It's going to be that way for a while. Oh yeah, and the 8th graders have their ice skating party in an hour (across the street at the rink). The boys in that class are rough like men, with ideas like toddlers. I would love to not have a bunch of incident reports to write just as the bell rings!
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    All I want for Christmas is... (the school nurse list)

    I'd love to be removed from the gym pass equation. Kid brings a note from home/doc. Shows it to the gym teacher. Gym teacher sends kid to me. I have to stop what I'm doing to write a pass about the same issue that is already written in the note from home. I have middle schoolers who are coddled by their parents. Any time they have to run the mile or the pacer, I easily have 20 of these special snowflakes in my office. It drives me nuts! Or, if they could all present their special cases first thing in the morning, or at some dedicated time, instead of sprinkled throughout the busiest parts of the day, that would be great. But, I'd be happy with a lunch break or an ice machine:)

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