Since when did school's start getting so involved in health care? I received a call from the school nurse around 10 today saying that Evan had some red marks on his body (she thought it was some kind of rash. Anyone in the medical profession would/should know this was no rash.) and she thought he had strep throat! This morning he was perfectly fine and in 2 hours he developed a rash and strep? I guess it's possible. I go down to the school and there's Evan smiling and happy. In no discomfort at all. There was no redness on him and I know there was no strep. Doesn't matter what his mother thinks though. My common sense and basic knowledge of my child were not needed. I needed a doctor's note.
I have to find an urgent care and pay out of pocket. I have no insurance. My husbands last job didn't offer any and the new job takes 90 days to become active. We see the nurse and she seems perplexed as to why we are here and why the school is making us do this. I wish I could have her call the school "nurse". The doctor says he's fine and has no idea why anyone would think he had strep. Well $85 later we have the precious doctor's note and Evan's missed school.
I'm all for keeping kids who are sick at home and if a kid really gets sick at school by all means call the parents. This was total over reaction. Schools need to be more trusting of the parents when it comes to health matters.