Deneka - posted on 07/27/2011 ( 19 moms have responded )
Basically, this is what happened. I babysit 2 kids. Monday, my 11 year old daughter woke up and was swollen all over. She was stung by a wasp overnight. She is allergic, badly! This is how we found out. Her tongue was red, swollen, heart was racing, throat was swollen. Face was really swollen. Called dr. Told to call 911 immediately!. Called 911. Decided to leave both children with 18 year old daughter who is certified to babysit and my 53 year old certified husband until parents are notified and able to pick up and left with daughter to go to hospital. Within 10 minutes of calling 911, both parents were notified. One mom called before I could call and said she was leaving work early and picking up her baby. My husband told her of the emergency. I immediately called her right after they talked. I actually beeped in on her other line while they were talking. This mom is mad at me, stating that I should have taken the baby with me, since she is paying me to babysit and not my daughter. She feels I have breeched my duty of care with her baby. I should have called her immediately, before calling 911 so that she could have come and picked up her baby before I left. How should I answer her without seeming rude or upset?