bitchy school nurse

Miracle - posted on 01/21/2018 ( 15 moms have responded )

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my son, who is in kidgergartin has health issues that i dont want to get into. on friday, he went to get his lunch time medicine dose. i got a call from the school nurse who said, "your son was in here getting his medicine. he asked to lay down for a minute, and i sent him to the cafeteria. sounded like he was trying to get out of school. he asked to call you too, but i used my judgement". ten minutes later, i get a call from the school telling me my son passed out in the cafeteria! he is spending a few days at home while his doctor figures out what went wrong. i dont know what to do about this nurse, my son told her he wasnt feeling well and she ignored him. now look where he is.

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Miracle - posted on 01/21/2018

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dont know why you are comparing my son passing out to somebodys bandaid not being put on in time? my son went back to school recently after recovering from hepatitis a. which causes severe fatigue. if i was a school nurse who knew this, and the kid told me he wanted to lay down i would let him. he was in there for his blood sugar, but thats not why he passed out. god help any sick children in your care.

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Michelle - posted on 01/23/2018

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Sarah isn't blaming anyone, she's just saying that the way things turned out is unfortunate.
All sides have made errors and maybe it's best to learn from it and move on.
Your son does sound very sickly and maybe the nurse didn't realize the extent of it. She has hundreds of students to look after and can't possibly remember what each child has.

Miracle - posted on 01/23/2018

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hepatitis a is serious but it is curable. why would u need a action plan once someone is cured? please dont act like i did something wrong. u clearly have no idea what u are talking about.

Miracle - posted on 01/23/2018

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maybe i didnt make this clear. she called me, and i missed the call. i didnt listen to get message for around ten minutes after. thats when the school called me about him passing out. i said in my original post exactly what she said. u might want to re read it.

Miracle - posted on 01/22/2018

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my sons pediatrician and his specialist that has treated his issues all his life knows better than the school nurse. u cant argue that. and of course he went to the e.r. even if the school calls 911, they have to call me too. shes a bitch cuz she knows my son is recovering, he needed to lay down because he knew something was wrong. she brushed it off and my son ends up unconscious.

Miracle - posted on 01/22/2018

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listen, she left me a message and then soon after i got the call from the school. we do have action in place for his blood sugar. i am concerned that his doctor made her very aware that he was recovering from hepatitis, and of his immune issues, and she brushed it off like he was "trying to get out of school". well obviously my son isnt a liar since he passed out when he left her office. school nurses need to be reminded they arent doctors, and dont know everything. my son was put in danger.

Michelle - posted on 01/22/2018

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Have you got a plan in place with the school nurse? Is she aware of his medical history?
That's what Sarah was getting at. If he has a documented diagnosis then you have a care plan with the school nurse. Don't just expect her to know that he isn't just trying to get out of school as I'm sure about 70% of the students she sees each day want to do.

What did you say to her when she did ring you? What you have said is that she rang you before he passed out. You had time to tell her to go and get him but it sounds like you didn't. I don't feel all the blame should be on the nurse.
Also, if you edit your post please put ETA as others that read it won't know that you had originally said he was spending a few days in bed, not just at home.

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