School Nurse

@eager4 (48)
United States
March 3, 2007 8:47pm CST
I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen. My school nurse likes to send my children home for no good reason. My first child was sent home Monday for "Pink eye". Now we have to go to doctor before returning to school. She has allergy. Doctor says "Pink Eye???? huh" Now Thursday my second child has to come home with a "suspicious skin condition" Again, have to go to doctor. Doctor says, "It is a scrape, Tell the nurse to put a bandade on it" I realize they want to be careful and cover their own but. But come on. Has this happened to you?
2 responses
@uu4h708 (638)
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
pink eye is conjunctivitis or sore eyes and is very contagious especially if the patient is already experiencing teary eyes and/or colds because that is how this will be passed, thru body fluids... its a good thing that the nurse sent your child home... but as for the scrape, well it depends on the extent of it.. maybe it looks infected so the nurse might have wanted you to consult a doctor to get antibiotics but since the doctor said "have the nurse put a bandage on it", it quite shows that it's not that bad, is it?? well anyway as what the other mylotter said, it is best to have a keen nurse than someone who doesnt care at all... although yeah.. it could be inconvenient on your part and dangerous for your kids safety.. did they go home alone when that happened??
@eager4 (48)
• United States
13 Mar 07
No the cut was very minor, but I have a little scratcher of a child. So it starts to bleed and hurt. No, the nurse calls and they will hold your child in the Nurse's office until a parent comes and picks them up. My wife and I are always available to pick them up, but like you said, the inconvenience can be great. We learned of another child being sent home with a "Serious suspicious skin condition", turns out (It's cold) Doctor diagnosis: Dry skin Treatment: Get some lotion.
@Mainemom (47)
• United States
4 Mar 07
you know it has, and i understand the parent that does not stay home and works for their living outside the home this can get to be too much at times, along with the doctor billing. But i rather have a cautious nurse at the school then one that let's a serious issue get out of control through out the school. My son came home with ring worm again 3rd time in a row in the last 5 years of school as the school nurse is a casual nurse, now i am having a hard time ridding of it. My daughter came home with headlice that took 6 months to get rid of. Again a casual nurse in the schools. So it is not really the school or the nurse's fault, i rather have a nurse that is cautious and sends them home just in case it is what it is. Thanks for your post and i wish you luck with the nurse and the school.
@eager4 (48)
• United States
4 Mar 07
We are parents that typically work during the day. This does make it very hard. We work 60 to 30 minutes away from school. Factor in the wasted 1 hr. trip to the doctor, and it adds up. Luckily, I was off of work this week, so it wasn't a huge incovenience. We do have fun too. When I pick them up, I get to have some company for lunch and get to have some "play" time. My doctor feels that if a couple people get...let's say Pink Eye. Then anyone with their eyes swollen or red must have Pink Eye, oops send them home. I guess it's just like everything, it's hard to strike the balance between casual and extreme. Each has it's pros and cons.