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Thursday, October 29, 2009

So Frustrating!

So yesterday was going to be my "rest" day to try and come out of this haze of icky feelings. I drove Nick to work at 7 a.m., came home, got Michael ready for school and after he left with Frank, I crawled back in to the bed for some uninterrupted sleep. Good plan, right?

At 10:55 (I'm almost ashamed to write that!) the phone rings. I was in a DEAD sleep. It's Michael's school calling. I answer the phone and the woman on the other end tells me that they have Michael in the office because he got stung by a bee at recess. She sees that he is not allergic to bees according to his file but he is pretty upset and being that he's never been stung before (he told her that) she is unsure if we really KNOW that he's not allergic to bees. Plus, he's pretty upset. Okay. So she puts him on the phone and I can tell that he's upset and I tell him to hold on, I'll be there in 20 minutes.

So I jump out of the bed, throw on clothes, brush my teeth and dash out the door with my flowing red cape behind me. I drive like the hammers of hell were after me, I pull up to the front door of the school and almost do a Dukes of Hazzard slide over the hood in my haste to get to my boy. I run through the front doors of the school and in to the office and...

No Michael.

I look around, I go in to the nurse's office (and I use that term loosely because there IS no school nurse) and the lady behind the front desk in the office asks if she can help me. I'm like "I'm here for Michael! He got stung by a bee!" She barely stops what she's doing and is like "Oh, he went back to class. He was fine."

???

REALLY??? I mean, then WHY call me? She's like "You didn't want to take him home, did you?" Which I translated to mean "You didn't want to take him home, right? You big, stupid idiot. And for God's sake put on some make up!" But hey, that's just my interpretation of it. She calls him to come to the office and while yes, his hand was a little red, I think that was mainly from holding a bag of ice on it. I give him a kiss and send him back on his way before turning back to this woman at the desk. She asked if the stinger was out and I'm like, yes. She tells me that they are NOT ALLOWED to take the stingers out! What does that mean exactly? I mean, if I were not home and no one was able to come up there and my child was freaking out with this stinger in his hand and they would just send him on his way? What is going on in these schools?? I don't understand it!

So I leave, drive home at a slower pace but my day was shot. I hate having to jump out of the bed like that and go out without a shower. I felt like a slug all day. The boy came home and all memory of the bee sting was gone. Like it never even happened. WELL I REMEMBER, BUDDY!

I think I just frustrate myself!

13 comments:

A.Marie said...

They aren't allowed to take the stinger out?? What's up with that?? I think that schools and their "rules" are getting stranger and stranger by the day. I have also had the schools do this to me, and it definitely used to ruin my day! UGH!

PJ said...

well, thank goodness he isn't allergic. what a stupid policy that they can't take the stinger out. things just aren't what they used to be, are they. have a wonderful rest of your day stace...hugz!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Craziness! I can't believe they wouldn't take the stinger out either. One big difference between schools in NH vs. schools when we lived in NC is that there is an actual nurse. Actually TWO or more nurses in each school! Go figure. Of course, for the taxes I pay now there should be.

Stacie's Madness said...

oh, i'd have been ticked too! I am glad he's ok.

Sheila Sultani said...

Don't even get me started on these schools - I've already had to pick my daughter up 3 times (on the first day of school because she had BUG BITES!!) My kids do have a school nurse but she is so horrible that they won't go down to her office and usually end up barfing wherever they are. Yesterday I got a call at 12 saying that Laila was down in the nurses office, she was throwing up and had a bloody nose - they wanted to know if I wanted them to change her - I said no, I'll be there in about 5 minutes - I got there in about 7 minutes - Laila was standing in the middle of the bathroom with blood all over her face and arm and barf all over her arm and dress - these morons didn't even stick her hand under the faucet or give her a tissue to wipe the barf off - idiots.

I completely understand why you ran up there - I always go back to how upset I used to get when I was a kid and didn't feel good - I just wanted my mom. It sounds like, with their rules, you wouldn't want to take a chance.

Shelly said...

Of course you went. A first bee sting and no mom around? Sucks you had to get out of bed and he was over it by the time you got there. The stinger thing has me confused too. Is that why they called you? In case you needed to come get the stinger out?

Maybe you can get some rest today?

Heidi said...

What an idiot! We are lucky that we have great nurses in the grade school. I used to get frequent calls for my daughter because she would get an upset stomach and at times even vomit. Finally we all figured out it was just nerves combined with Bus sickness and they stopped calling.
Glad he wasn't allergic.

jenn said...

That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard! Why even have a nurse if they can't do anything.

The JH my kids go to started a new thing this year, where they can not supply tylenol or advil. So, if I want my kids to have some at school, I have to send in a bottle with their name, and it will be kept in the nurses station. So let's say all 600 or so students bring in a bottle, where are they keeping it all, and how do they find it when my child needs it? I just think things are getting a little insane in the schools. I wish I had the patience to homeschool.

A Lil Enchanted said...

I'm so glad he is okay! Your story reminded me of the time my son got his finger broke in middle school... a teacher looked at it and said "looks like it might be broken" and walked off!... didn't call me or anything.. and WAS broken!

A Lil Enchanted,
~LaShan~

Windie said...

Stace it sounds like your dealing with morons.There rules @ my daughters school are pretty stupid too. I'm sure it must have confused your son as well. Hang in there.I'm sorry you had a bad day.

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BK said...

Good that Michael was alright. My friend was stung by a bee on his back and it was swelling quite badly after that. But after a while the swell went down.

Frugal Vicki said...

Isn't it bad to leave the stinger in? And what sort of nurses office doesn't have a nurse? sounds like an episode of glee! poor guy! It sounds like they didn't even try to calm him before they called you.