Tis the season

  1. My secretary is still compiling the absence list, and multiple teachers have stopped down because they have had 7+ students absent from each class.

    I have had 22 visits already. Last week I had 25-30 for the whole day.

    The kids who are staying in class are mostly sneezy, coughy, tissue using kids.

    We are pushing hand washing, but really. I wish my FF would stay out of here, all I need is for them to get sick.
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  3. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Quote from OhioBPH
    I wish my FF would stay out of here, all I need is for them to get sick.
    My fear, when my FF are really sick, it validates their coming to see me, or worse, I may miss something.
  4. by   OldDude
    Quote from MrNurse(x2)
    My fear, when my FF are really sick, it validates their coming to see me, or worse, I may miss something.
    For sure!! I've burned myself with dismissing them back to class and they end up with a raging fever; as I wipe the egg off my face when calling their parent.
  5. by   BiscuitRN
    Quote from OldDude
    For sure!! I've burned myself with dismissing them back to class and they end up with a raging fever; as I wipe the egg off my face when calling their parent.
    Two weeks ago a very dramatic FF told me his stomach hurt. Put on all the dramatics. I told him to eat a few crackers then go back to class. Before finishing his crackers he projectile vomits all over my desk. I guess his stomach really did hurt for once.
  6. by   kidzcare
    Quote from OldDude
    For sure!! I've burned myself with dismissing them back to class and they end up with a raging fever; as I wipe the egg off my face when calling their parent.
    No reason for egg. Fevers can develop quickly. I had a girl who wasn't feeling well but with no fever and no vomiting I had her head back to class to tough out the last couple hours. She returned a half hour later and was at 102.7!
  7. by   BeckyESRN
    Had 1st grade FF come in about 5 mins before lunch c/o stomach ache. I see this kiddo at least once a day, everyday. Temp normal, told her to eat lunch. She comes back 2 hours later-temp is 99.4, then 15 minutes later 100.4, then 102 when mom got here! Teacher says "I can't believe you sent her back with a fever" ummm...She was afebrile when I sent her back and you've sent her to me a bazillion times this year!
  8. by   scuba nurse
    LOL, I thought you meant LICE SEASON!

    But yes, so many sick with flu like symptoms and I am so sick and tired of hearing "well I gave her tylenol before school and she was fine!". Yeah, you do know that it wears off, right? And it is not a cure!!

    Ugh, crazy people!!
  9. by   BeckyESRN
    Quote from scuba nurse
    LOL, I thought you meant LICE SEASON!

    But yes, so many sick with flu like symptoms and I am so sick and tired of hearing "well I gave her tylenol before school and she was fine!". Yeah, you do know that it wears off, right? And it is not a cure!!

    Ugh, crazy people!!
    I had a mom tell me that her child couldn't have a fever (it was 101.8) because she put OnGuard, an essential oil blend, on her this morning...
  10. by   OldDude
    Quote from BeckyESRN
    I had a mom tell me that her child couldn't have a fever (it was 101.8) because she put OnGuard, an essential oil blend, on her this morning...
    Obviously, your thermometer is broken...
  11. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from BeckyESRN
    I had a mom tell me that her child couldn't have a fever (it was 101.8) because she put OnGuard, an essential oil blend, on her this morning...
    Bwahaha!

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