The other day my kindergardener had lunch in the lunchroom to prepare for next year. She was sooo excited so I called the nurse(a substitute)before hand and got the skinny on what was being served and told her what she could have and put everything on a sheet for the nurse. I even gave her a low carb breakfast (not easy to do) so that she could have lunch at 10:00. I have everything covered right? HAHA!!! My daughter apparently goes to the nurse at 9:15 because she wasn't feeling well and she was 76. So they gave her a juice and sent her back to class. She came back in before 10:00 and they checked her and she went up to 160. Then they send her to lunch. WHAT DID THEY FORGET????? My daughter goes to the lunchroom and turns to her teacher and tells her that she needed her medicine and she needed the nurse. Her teacher tells her that it is OK and she should eat! My husband calls me at 12:30 after she gets home screaming that he has tried to call the nurse 5X's and no one is answering and she is 400 and is telling him that she didn't get her medicine. I told him to calm down check her keytones and as long as she is negative bolus her and I would call the nurse. I got on the phone with the nurse and I tell her that Francesca did not get her medicine and she was so apologetic. I told her that it worked out OK but we need to be sure in the future that this does not happen. I get home and my daugther tells me that she told her teacher that she needed her medicine and was told not to worry about it.
Well needless to say Mommy was on the phone first thing in the morning with the school asking the teacher to call me. She actually called me before class even started. I asked her if the nurse had spoken to her and she said that she had. I told her that I didn't know until after I spoke with the nurse that my daughter had told someone and they told her not to worry about it. I told her we were lucky and that since she is only in school for 1/2 a day she was lucky but any longer and today she would be in the hospital. I told her that per our doctor she has two hours and she could be in real trouble. I told her that I understand that there were alot of children and it was an unusual day but that this is very important and my daughter's life hangs in the balance.
I explained to her that my daughter is VERY aware of her situation and knows what she HAS to do in order not to be sick. We have tried very hard to make it that way for her because of situations like this one. I told her if she had been in school all day and someone had not noticed she would have been very ill by the time she came home or had to have been taken to the hospital from school. A few more hours and we could've had a serious incident. I told her that I have instructed my daughter that if anything like this happens again she should refuse to do whatever it is that they are making her do and insist that they call her father or mother. I told the teacher if you hear her making that request someone needs to listen because there is something wrong.
The next day needless to say my daughter ate a pistachio from one of her friends and the teacher and the nurse called my husband because they were so afraid that she was going to get sick. My husband told them that first of all she does not have a nut allergy and second one nut is not going to kill her she will be fine.
On one hand I am SOOOOOOO proud of my daughter for knowing. One the other hand I am so worried that next year as she will be in 1st grade she will be there all day. All that I can do is pray.
On one hand I am very proud of my daughter but on the other it scares me that now