Beth - posted on 10/28/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
Recently I was called by the school for my daughters cough (she's asthmatic since 2010) they asked if I had been late with medication and of course my answer was no. But I was also told that the health tech said her pill (singulair) should take care of the cough. I told them to give her 2 puffs of albuterol and call me in an hour. Well, in an hour she was doing much better. Fast forward to 1:00 that afternoon it had been 4 hours since albuterol was taken and she was coughing again. I was asked did I want them to give inhaler again or did I want to pick her up. I went and picked her up and while talking with the teacher's aid she said the health tech had said that liquid zyrtec worked for her child. I informed the TA that my daughter had her zyrtec the night before and then I was questioned if it was liquid or not. Yes, it is liquid. This is the same health tech that when I tried to speak to her at the beginning of the year about my daughter's condition she rolled her eyes at me. My daughter goes to a very good pediatrician and also is seen by the chief pediatric pulmonologist at our local Nemour's clinic. I am going to make an appointment with the principal because I feel I have been accused of not treating my daughter's condition properly at home, and I feel like the health tech had no right to give medical advice when I clearly wrote all her medications down on a form at the beginning of the year. Any thoughts on this situation are appreciated. my daughter is in the VPK program and she will continue her school career at this same school until 5th grade. I feel I need to get a handle on this as soon as possible.