C'Mon Now! - page 126

Had a kid bring his wet, bloody tooth and plop it right on my desk. C'mon now! Or the kid that did running knee slide into my office. C'mon now! The ones old enough to cover their mouths... Read More

  1. by   Glitternurse
    I just had a 5th grader come in c/o a cough that just started and she said she coughed up blood, by herself in the bathroom. No fever, no throat irritation no streaking or any sign of strep. Then she mentions, my aunt is here picking up my cousin right now. Really? Here's a peppermint, go back to class.
    I may have been born at night, but it wasn't last night.
  2. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from Flare
    i do too, but with 3 minutes left in the day??? For the love of Mark Harmon, tough it out!
    Did ya give 'em a Gibbs upside the back of the head slap?
  3. by   AngelfireRN
    Quote from EnoughWithTheIce
    You know what, I have no problem staring at any parent, coach, principal in the eye and telling them "I know EXACTLY how the Nurse Practice Act works and I will be glad to print out the necessary information that backs me up!"

    So, good for you with standing your ground no matter what! The same people that push and try to bully you into giving unlabeled, unknown pills are the 1st ones who will throw you under the bus when you administer them and child has even the tiniest of side effects.
    Girl, the worst fight I EVER had with a parent (different school) was over a Tylenol. SPED child, who she refused to have put in SPED because of the 'stigma' but insisted on having a school-provided personal aide for, had an incident over a weekend and was having SERIOUS separation issues. Well, Mama couldn't be bothered to come get LO, and LO was hysterical. Nobody wanted to deal with it so LO landed with me. Mama (who was related to someone who USED to work for the BOE) told me to give LO a Tylenol. This child wasn't in pain or feverish, they were having a full-on MELTDOWN. Plus, they had no meds or med form on file. Mama told me to 'use somebody else's'. No ma'am. Told me to 'give one of mine'. Not happening.

    Called BACK about 10 minutes later and said "Secretary has Tylenol in her purse. Since you're wanting to be selfish with yours, go get it from her and give it to LO. Do it now, or I'm calling the Board and reporting this." I literally laughed and told her to be my guest.

    About a week later, hubs and I were out to eat and there Mama was, sitting on the other side of the 'waiting to be seated' bench. I didn't say word one to her. So imagine my surprise to be called into the principal's office the next day to be scolded because she called and said I was rude to her.
    I told the principal (who I had known since I was in diapers) that not only was it none of the school's concern what I did with my personal time nor their place to accuse me of anything that didn't occur on school grounds, but I also called the hosebeast and blew her out. After reporting to my head nurse, who told me I needed to write a book. She was just as thunderstruck as me.

    I have stories for days.

    C'mon, Now!!!
  4. by   Flare
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    Did ya give 'em a Gibbs upside the back of the head slap?
    oh, if only i could...
  5. by   kidzcare
    Quote from AngelfireRN
    Another incident at the same school that still raises my blood pressure..
    Had a teacher send a Kinder in with a gallon size baggie FULL of bottles. Nothing like I'd ever seen before, they had typed labels taped on them and some had little pellet looking deals in them while others had liquid. There were no orders.
    I called Mom, who apparently thought she was SOMEBODY. Told her that I could not administer the meds d/t improper transport, no directions, no med forms, etc. She FREAKED! Started hollering about how the child needed these and that they weren't really medicine but that they had the 'energy of what she was allergic to in them'. I still refused.

    Fast forward about an hour and I was raised on the walkie that a parent was in the office. It was Mom, who had with her a piece of paper with penciled instructions on it, but no signature. It looked to have been ripped off a notepad, no letterhead or anything to denote from whence it originated. The principal was out that day, the vice principal was also away. The acting principal was a coach. He was completely out of his element. I pointed out the lack of necessary info on the paper and was met with 'The doctor isn't there today. His secretary wrote this. It'll do'. Um, no. No, ma'am it wont.

    She refused to fill out medication papers, threw a fit when I told her the meds could not be carried back and forth in the Kinder's backpack ("These meds are too expensive to leave!") and told me "I know you're ignorant. You just don't know how it works." Coachipal asked if there was no way to 'work around' the situation but I had already called my head nurse and the answer was no. Mom stomped out.

    The next day the principal told me I should have done a better job of handling the situation. He was at a loss to say how, though.

    Several weeks later, the secretary came in toting the little one, wanted a temp check. It was 104 and she had a rash that looked like chickenpox. I held my arms out for her to sit in my lap while I called Mom but secretary insisted on LO staying with her. I later found out that in addition to everything else, Mom was an antivaxxer (which explained the varicella) and had told the school that if they sent LO to my office again, she would sue.

    This was over a decade ago but I still remember that baby's name. I miss that school like I'd miss a root canal without anaesthesia.

    C'mon, now!
    Good lord! YIKES!

    I also had admin at my first school nurse job that wouldn't back me up when I said I couldn't administer meds with no dr order. Right in front of the parent. Way to screw my credibility with this family and show me that you have no respect for my position. I was so thrilled when I switched to my current district and realized they actually followed the law and would back me up when I refused to do illegal things to appease parents.
  6. by   BunnyBunnyBSNRN
    without going into detail, I'm just going to say, "oh for crap's sake! C'mon now!" I am so over it!"
    Last edit by BunnyBunnyBSNRN on Nov 28 : Reason: content
  7. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Quote from BunnyBunnyBSNRN
    without going into detail, I'm just going to say, "oh for crap's sake! C'mon now!" I am so over it!"
    I can only imagine what you have to deal with, your area is snowflake manufacturing central. I'll pray for you.
  8. by   EnoughWithTheIce
    So, I have had this student that has had 2 episodes of acute post strep glomerulonephritis / kidney stone. So, mom wanted a 504 which he did not qualify for. So, instead we just did an IHP. Mainly mom was wanting unlimited access to water bottle in class and bathroom but wanted something legal signed by all teachers because student is afraid to ask to go to the bathroom. He is in 7th grade so we discussed self advocacy strategies. So, we came up with a laminated pass system that he will place on teacher's desk to minimize embarrassment.

    So, kid shows up at 9:00 this morning (school starts at 8:45) this morning with headache, stomachache and red throat. Symptoms all weekend and certainly a red flag for strep.

    You know, you have wasted hours of our time on meetings,calls, e-mails, paperwork, etc. But really, you have to do your part too and get him treated ASAP if in fact he does have strep!!!!!!
  9. by   BiscuitRN
    A kid asked me for Vaseline for his lips then shoved it up his nose instead. TGIF!
  10. by   CampyCamp
    Well, hopefully, his nose won't bleed the next time he shoves somehting into it!
  11. by   pedi_nurse
    A staff member apparently complained anonymously that I was sending kids back from the clinic saying their issues was "not an emergency."

    Well, duh.

    (I send kids back to class if they A) don't have a pass, B) come during my lunch, C) I'm dealing with another student who is urgent/emergent. And I always tell them to come back later. SMH)
  12. by   ruby_jane
    Quote from pedi_nurse
    A staff member apparently complained anonymously that I was sending kids back from the clinic saying their issues was "not an emergency."

    Well, duh.

    (I send kids back to class if they A) don't have a pass, B) come during my lunch, C) I'm dealing with another student who is urgent/emergent. And I always tell them to come back later. SMH)
    Bless. Their. Heart.
  13. by   kidzcare
    Quote from ruby_jane
    Bless. Their. Heart.
    Bless it good.

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