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Daycare hunting by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We've been hunting for a suitable daycare for our baby that she'll need come August, when she's four months old and I return to work. And, wow, there's a whole spectrum of p ... Read on »
Greetings, Earthlings by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I've been a bit preoccupied in the last seven weeks, but the publication of a study of school nurses reminded me that I used to have a paying job, and this writing outlet. F ... Read on »
One last thing by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I saw Spitfire today for the last time and I could not have asked for a better parting gift from her than these words. Read on »
Over and out by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health As of Thursday afternoon, I will be on maternity leave! I'm not due until the end of the month, but I had some comp time to either use or lose, and I'm choosing to use it.  ... Read on »
A new one by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It's rare that I come across a new problem these days, but I did this morning. The principal called me into his office at one of my elementary schools: rumor had it one ... Read on »
Spitfire strikes again by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Next week is my last week before maternity leave starts, so we decided the LVN that I'd been training would cover Spitfire on her own Monday so that she could get a feel fo ... Read on »
Teachers as nurses by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Why is it that certain teachers will demand a nurse's opinion on something, only to disregard it immediately?  Exhibit A: A teacher sent a student down to my office with ... Read on »
Hallelujah! by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I love when I turn to a news site and there's actually good news. Check it out: Obesity rates drop sharply for 2- to 5-year-olds: Study. Thank goodness. I haven't had much ... Read on »
Training my replacement by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This week I've been stuck training my replacement...One of the six LVNs they have hired/are hiring within a span of four weeks. She'll fill in for me while I'm on maternity ... Read on »
I can't imagine by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This would be SO disappointing if you were one of the scam victims. Read on »
Ew. by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I finally found something in this job besides head lice that made my stomach churn. I walked in after making my diabetic rounds to find a student waiting for me in my nice c ... Read on »
Premature Tears by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The principal at the Institution is well known for being able to hand down some serious punishment when she wants. She's very serious, and even makes me squirm when she barg ... Read on »
Just another day in paradise... by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I started Monday morning at my usual spot, the Special Place, an "educational complex," I learned that day. One of the secretaries had won our school site a promotion from ... Read on »
Out for a stroll by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I had to perform some hearing/vision screenings on a couple of students in a class, so I called the teacher in the morning to send the students down. The two that I needed w ... Read on »
Spitfire again by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Spitfire's blood sugar continues to be totally out of control, and so we found ourselves in my office waiting for someone to pick her up due to high ketones yet again. My be ... Read on »
Crossing the threshold by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Unrelated to work, I know that my baby belly has officially crossed the threshold from questionably and awkwardly fat to pregnant. A student was getting his medicine, took a ... Read on »
Points for honesty by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A mopey looking student came in today saying he wanted to rest. I asked if he had a headache and he explained the real reason he was here to see me: "I'm exhausted, I stay ... Read on »
The end is near by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Usually when I get back from the holiday break, I look at the calendar and see that we still have a long way left until summer break. This time, I look at the calendar and ... Read on »
Woo hoo! by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I made it to winter break! Time for two weeks of R&R and sweatpants! And, being very thankful I don't work at this school: California high school to be tested for tuberculos ... Read on »
I smell a scam by Erin R. Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The principal at the Institution stormed into my office yesterday declaring, "We have a situation." Turns out a student was injured in August on the playground. At the time, ... Read on »