First Grade Death

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[url="http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-skuldead30.html"]http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-skuldead30.html[/url]

[b]"Family: School staff 'abandoned' dying first-grader"[/b]

August 30, 2006

BY STEVE PATTERSON Staff Reporter

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[url="http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4055909"]http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4055909[/url]
[url="http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/mendietta04.html"]http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/mendietta04.html[/url]
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Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
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I remember when staff from a small private Christian school sent my child, vommitting, swooning, in the middle of an anaphylactic reaction to the bathroom..... and [b]later[/b] called me to come pick up my child who had "an upset stomach". There is a God, and he has angels...

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quoting the main link:
"[i]She couldn't stand up. She was having trouble breathing, suffering chest and stomach pain, and had urinated on herself.
She was shuttled from gym class to her classroom to the office, handed off from teacher to teacher, repeatedly sent down hallways unescorted, the lawsuit contends.
She was finally given a pair of pants to change into, then left alone in an office bathroom, where she remained for up to 15 minutes, until school officials found she'd collapsed, according to the suit."[/i]
sure sounds different from one of the other links I posted (not sure if the third is related) where [i]"Police in Lincolnwood were awaiting autopsy results to determine why a 7-year-old girl died after collapsing in gym class"[/i] is mentioned...

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My worst nightmare!! That poor, poor family!!My heart goes out to them!

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I am so sick to my stomach and sad to read this story. What is wrong with people when they see a child is sick and they don't do anything? It is just awful.
You know, this is any parent's worst nightmare, teachers--adults not properly reacting when a child is in distress.
As parents of PA children, we have to hope that our children receive a little extra notice and attention when they are not feeling well or don't seem right.
I think that staff see so many kids, hear so much coughing/sneezing whatever duing the school year that they almost become immune to it.
I posted about the media center lady not acknowledging my DS's coughing due to an asthma attack. She figured he was just sick like everyone else during that time of year.
I always hope that staff and teachers will follow my request about my DS. If he is itching, sneezing, coughing, looks funny that they will have the light bulb go off and send him to the nurse accompanied by someone or if he is in distress that she would page the nurse to come to him. This is one of the reasons I am getting 504 asap.

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What a horrible story. I am so sad for this family and absolutely appalled with this school!! This is my worst fear and exactly why I stress that my dd never walk to clinic alone if not feeling well- no matter what!
such a sad, sad story...

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Just curious...do irregular heart beats just suddenly appear?
If not, then wouldn't it have shown up on her kindergarten physicial? Additionally, in between her kindergarten physicial and well, today, I'm going to guess that she was sick atleast once in the past year. Isn't it standard practice that pediatricians listen to the heart beat?

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emom -
Did I miss something? I didn't see anything about an irregular heartbeat. Help?

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Quote:Originally posted by e-mom:
[b]Just curious...do irregular heart beats just suddenly appear?
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sure. sometimes right before whatever causes your death, does.

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Quote:Originally posted by Lam:
[b]Did I miss something? I didn't see anything about an irregular heartbeat. Help?[/b]
From the first link posted: [i]"A medical examiner's report was inconclusive, but Smith said Katina showed all the signs of having an irregular heartbeat -- a troubling finding, he said, given that a defibrillator was just feet away from one of the points where she collapsed."[/i]

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Quote:
Just curious...do irregular heart beats just suddenly appear?
Indeed they do... which is why so many schools are now equipped with defibrillators.
Children who have heart rhythm defects can succumb with no real warning signs- even upon routine exams. There have been quite a number of sudden cardiac arrest events in high school athletes. It is very sad.
A 28 yo family friend died this way when I was a child.

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Gail -
Thanks. (Geesh. Can't believe I skipped right over that... THREE times!!!! Time to call it a day. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] )
This is really scary for me. I just spent the morning visiting with a friend whose DD is having mysterious "heart buzzing." She's under a Dr.'s care, but they haven't put a name to it yet, or treated it in any way. They're trying to count the heartbeats when it happens, but it's just beating way too fast. When it first started happening, it was a couple times a month, maybe. Now, it's several times a day. Stops the child in her tracks. Oy.
After reading this, I want to urge my friend to get her DD to a specialist LAST WEEK!!!

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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b] Indeed they do... which is why so many schools are now equipped with defibrillators.
Children who have heart rhythm defects can succumb with no real warning signs- even upon routine exams. There have been quite a number of sudden cardiac arrest events in high school athletes. It is very sad...
[/b]
Just had a death at a high school here last week. Teenaged girl, was just walking on the track (not running). So sad.
Daisy

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Two young girls die of sudden arrhythmias in our school area last year - one was running track, one was swimming. These cases can be very sudden, and completely unknown.

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Lam -- not that your friend's DD may have anything similar to what I did, but...for years (from about 16 years old) I used to experience a rapid heartbeat, only lasted a few minutes, and then would go away. I went to several cardiologists, and was told I was fine. I was even referred to a psychiatrist and treated for anxiety. Then, at 24 years of age, I woke up from a sound sleep with my heart racing at 280 beats/minute. I thought I was having a heart attack. DH called 911; I was given two shots of adenosine to stop my heart. I finally had a diagnosis -- SVT (super ventricular tachycardia) or WPW (Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome). From then, the episodes got worse and more frequent. Many ER trips later, I finally opted for a heart ablation at U of M. Six months after the procedure, the problem recurred, and I was one of 1000 persons who required a second procedure. (Now I'm "cured" -- still get the palpitations, but they stop on their own.) Just a FYI -- to stop a racing heart, there is a technique called the Valsalva maneuver -- by bearing down, like you're pushing out a baby, or dunk your head in a sink of ice water to shock your system -- sounds funny, but it saved me many times from another ER trip.
I know there are many different heart arrhythmias; don't let your friend give up finding a diagnosis -- maybe her DD could wear a 24 hour halter monitor to catch what's going on?

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MarkiesMom -
Thanks for sharing your story. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
This little girl has worn a monitor. They know they're dealing with a rapid heartbeat, but I guess they still don't know why.
I have an arrhythmia, myself. I describe mine as my heart doing a flip-flop inside my chest. One or two flops and it's usually done. It feels to me like my heartbeat stops in the process. I've been on a monitor a few different times, but since mine are very unpredictable, they've never been caught on the monitor. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] My Dr. thinks they're brought on by stress, but I've had a stress test and was given a glowing report. I really don't think it's from stress. I've seen a cardiologist who basically just blew me off - he read my file while he was standing right outside the door to my room and I heard him say, "Oh, G**, this person has no business being here." Even before I saw him. I could tell he thought I was wasting his time. He told me his wife has the same thing, and it's nothing. He also gave me a script for beta blockers!! Wha?!?!? I never filled it.
Anyway, thanks again. I'll look into what you've described. I've never heard of it. Take care. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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ACK!!!
He said "It's [b]nothing[/b]" and then proceeded to give [i]a person with atopy and an immediate family member who anaphylaxes [b]BETA BLOCKERS???!![/b] [/i]
I'm sure MommaBear will comment as well, but really...
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] Holy Toledo.
There is only one thing that can truly render biogenic amines (like epi) USELESS as rescue meds. And it is BETA BLOCKADE. Clearly he didn't look at your history or bother finding any out from you. Shame on him and good for you for never filling that scrip.

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Corvallis Mom -
My thoughts exactly. You can be sure, when I left there, I had the same opinion of him that he had of me: "He has no business being here!!"
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Here's another example of how quickly a heart problem can take a young person.
[url="http://www.courant.com/news/education/hc-brothers0830.artaug30,0,4147435.story?coll=hc-headlines-education"]http://www.courant.com/news/education/hc...lines-education[/url]

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Dear God - this is just a nightmare. That poor child. That poor family.
Amy

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[url="http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4509251"]http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4509251[/url] Here's another link to the story.
Sooooo sad!!!!!

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I have been thinking about this story a lot and just read a post on the introduce yourself thread from April whose child was ignored/not properly cared for during ana reaction at preschool.
I just find it to be so negligent when a child is visibly ill and adults do NOTHING. Why is this happening?
Especially in children who have known risks, such as our allergic children.
If it were an adult, they would be sent home or at least given attention, in my opinion.
Why do adults continue to discount visible symptoms that a child is ill/what children are saying?
Do they see so many kids sent to school in various stages of illness that they are immune to noticing when a child is sick? Who in their right mind wouldn't call a child's parents and the school nurse at a minimum if a child is vomiting and losing control of her bladder? This is just outrageous...
All I can think about is the talk I am going to have with DS that if he isn't feeing well, he needs to muster all his strength and ask for the nurse and for a phone call to one of his parents. I don't know if that will help, but what can we do to make sure this doesn't happen to one of our kids?????
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as an occasional substitute teacher, this story (and the others like it in replies) makes me realize no child should be sent alone to the office or nurse or bathroom if they are not feeling well. ever.
some days it does get tiresome dealing with kids (often the same one(s) )expressing concern over various symptoms that are often not at all visible. they tend to do this even moreso when a sub is present, i believe. however, i will remember now never to discount what any of them expresses to me, just in case.
i had a talk with my two PA girls (ages 7 and 10) this week and instructed them never to take no for an answer if they aren't feeling well, never to go alone to the nurse/restroom/office if they aren't feeling well, and went over the different types of PA related symptoms that could occur during a reaction.
up until now, they have been under the impression their usual signs (hives, facial swelling, trouble breathing) are the only ones they're likely to encounter. i wanted them to know there are other symptoms they need to be aware of.
pa or not, it would be absolutely devastating to lose a child in any way, but particularly if you knew your child was in search of help but could not find compassion.

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*** is going on with this school. If a child is feeling ill you send them right away to the nurse who is equipped with an epi-pen. Her teachers deserve a jail sentence for murder the principal deserves to have her position revoked . I mean you change into pants in an office restroom and noone notices the symptoms? There were chances to save this girls life but none were taken. F--- the sensless teachers I am shocked beyond belief.

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[url="http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4055909"]http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4055909[/url]
[url="http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/mendietta04.html"]http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/mendietta04.html[/url]
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Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
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I remember when staff from a small private Christian school sent my child, vommitting, swooning, in the middle of an anaphylactic reaction to the bathroom..... and [b]later[/b] called me to come pick up my child who had "an upset stomach". There is a God, and he has angels...

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quoting the main link:
"[i]She couldn't stand up. She was having trouble breathing, suffering chest and stomach pain, and had urinated on herself.
She was shuttled from gym class to her classroom to the office, handed off from teacher to teacher, repeatedly sent down hallways unescorted, the lawsuit contends.
She was finally given a pair of pants to change into, then left alone in an office bathroom, where she remained for up to 15 minutes, until school officials found she'd collapsed, according to the suit."[/i]
sure sounds different from one of the other links I posted (not sure if the third is related) where [i]"Police in Lincolnwood were awaiting autopsy results to determine why a 7-year-old girl died after collapsing in gym class"[/i] is mentioned...

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My worst nightmare!! That poor, poor family!!My heart goes out to them!

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I am so sick to my stomach and sad to read this story. What is wrong with people when they see a child is sick and they don't do anything? It is just awful.
You know, this is any parent's worst nightmare, teachers--adults not properly reacting when a child is in distress.
As parents of PA children, we have to hope that our children receive a little extra notice and attention when they are not feeling well or don't seem right.
I think that staff see so many kids, hear so much coughing/sneezing whatever duing the school year that they almost become immune to it.
I posted about the media center lady not acknowledging my DS's coughing due to an asthma attack. She figured he was just sick like everyone else during that time of year.
I always hope that staff and teachers will follow my request about my DS. If he is itching, sneezing, coughing, looks funny that they will have the light bulb go off and send him to the nurse accompanied by someone or if he is in distress that she would page the nurse to come to him. This is one of the reasons I am getting 504 asap.

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What a horrible story. I am so sad for this family and absolutely appalled with this school!! This is my worst fear and exactly why I stress that my dd never walk to clinic alone if not feeling well- no matter what!
such a sad, sad story...

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Just curious...do irregular heart beats just suddenly appear?
If not, then wouldn't it have shown up on her kindergarten physicial? Additionally, in between her kindergarten physicial and well, today, I'm going to guess that she was sick atleast once in the past year. Isn't it standard practice that pediatricians listen to the heart beat?

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emom -
Did I miss something? I didn't see anything about an irregular heartbeat. Help?

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Quote:Originally posted by e-mom:
[b]Just curious...do irregular heart beats just suddenly appear?
[/b]
sure. sometimes right before whatever causes your death, does.

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Quote:Originally posted by Lam:
[b]Did I miss something? I didn't see anything about an irregular heartbeat. Help?[/b]
From the first link posted: [i]"A medical examiner's report was inconclusive, but Smith said Katina showed all the signs of having an irregular heartbeat -- a troubling finding, he said, given that a defibrillator was just feet away from one of the points where she collapsed."[/i]

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Quote:
Just curious...do irregular heart beats just suddenly appear?
Indeed they do... which is why so many schools are now equipped with defibrillators.
Children who have heart rhythm defects can succumb with no real warning signs- even upon routine exams. There have been quite a number of sudden cardiac arrest events in high school athletes. It is very sad.
A 28 yo family friend died this way when I was a child.

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Gail -
Thanks. (Geesh. Can't believe I skipped right over that... THREE times!!!! Time to call it a day. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] )
This is really scary for me. I just spent the morning visiting with a friend whose DD is having mysterious "heart buzzing." She's under a Dr.'s care, but they haven't put a name to it yet, or treated it in any way. They're trying to count the heartbeats when it happens, but it's just beating way too fast. When it first started happening, it was a couple times a month, maybe. Now, it's several times a day. Stops the child in her tracks. Oy.
After reading this, I want to urge my friend to get her DD to a specialist LAST WEEK!!!

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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b] Indeed they do... which is why so many schools are now equipped with defibrillators.
Children who have heart rhythm defects can succumb with no real warning signs- even upon routine exams. There have been quite a number of sudden cardiac arrest events in high school athletes. It is very sad...
[/b]
Just had a death at a high school here last week. Teenaged girl, was just walking on the track (not running). So sad.
Daisy

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Two young girls die of sudden arrhythmias in our school area last year - one was running track, one was swimming. These cases can be very sudden, and completely unknown.

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Lam -- not that your friend's DD may have anything similar to what I did, but...for years (from about 16 years old) I used to experience a rapid heartbeat, only lasted a few minutes, and then would go away. I went to several cardiologists, and was told I was fine. I was even referred to a psychiatrist and treated for anxiety. Then, at 24 years of age, I woke up from a sound sleep with my heart racing at 280 beats/minute. I thought I was having a heart attack. DH called 911; I was given two shots of adenosine to stop my heart. I finally had a diagnosis -- SVT (super ventricular tachycardia) or WPW (Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome). From then, the episodes got worse and more frequent. Many ER trips later, I finally opted for a heart ablation at U of M. Six months after the procedure, the problem recurred, and I was one of 1000 persons who required a second procedure. (Now I'm "cured" -- still get the palpitations, but they stop on their own.) Just a FYI -- to stop a racing heart, there is a technique called the Valsalva maneuver -- by bearing down, like you're pushing out a baby, or dunk your head in a sink of ice water to shock your system -- sounds funny, but it saved me many times from another ER trip.
I know there are many different heart arrhythmias; don't let your friend give up finding a diagnosis -- maybe her DD could wear a 24 hour halter monitor to catch what's going on?

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MarkiesMom -
Thanks for sharing your story. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
This little girl has worn a monitor. They know they're dealing with a rapid heartbeat, but I guess they still don't know why.
I have an arrhythmia, myself. I describe mine as my heart doing a flip-flop inside my chest. One or two flops and it's usually done. It feels to me like my heartbeat stops in the process. I've been on a monitor a few different times, but since mine are very unpredictable, they've never been caught on the monitor. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] My Dr. thinks they're brought on by stress, but I've had a stress test and was given a glowing report. I really don't think it's from stress. I've seen a cardiologist who basically just blew me off - he read my file while he was standing right outside the door to my room and I heard him say, "Oh, G**, this person has no business being here." Even before I saw him. I could tell he thought I was wasting his time. He told me his wife has the same thing, and it's nothing. He also gave me a script for beta blockers!! Wha?!?!? I never filled it.
Anyway, thanks again. I'll look into what you've described. I've never heard of it. Take care. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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ACK!!!
He said "It's [b]nothing[/b]" and then proceeded to give [i]a person with atopy and an immediate family member who anaphylaxes [b]BETA BLOCKERS???!![/b] [/i]
I'm sure MommaBear will comment as well, but really...
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] Holy Toledo.
There is only one thing that can truly render biogenic amines (like epi) USELESS as rescue meds. And it is BETA BLOCKADE. Clearly he didn't look at your history or bother finding any out from you. Shame on him and good for you for never filling that scrip.

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Corvallis Mom -
My thoughts exactly. You can be sure, when I left there, I had the same opinion of him that he had of me: "He has no business being here!!"
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Here's another example of how quickly a heart problem can take a young person.
[url="http://www.courant.com/news/education/hc-brothers0830.artaug30,0,4147435.story?coll=hc-headlines-education"]http://www.courant.com/news/education/hc...lines-education[/url]

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Dear God - this is just a nightmare. That poor child. That poor family.
Amy

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[url="http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4509251"]http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4509251[/url] Here's another link to the story.
Sooooo sad!!!!!

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I have been thinking about this story a lot and just read a post on the introduce yourself thread from April whose child was ignored/not properly cared for during ana reaction at preschool.
I just find it to be so negligent when a child is visibly ill and adults do NOTHING. Why is this happening?
Especially in children who have known risks, such as our allergic children.
If it were an adult, they would be sent home or at least given attention, in my opinion.
Why do adults continue to discount visible symptoms that a child is ill/what children are saying?
Do they see so many kids sent to school in various stages of illness that they are immune to noticing when a child is sick? Who in their right mind wouldn't call a child's parents and the school nurse at a minimum if a child is vomiting and losing control of her bladder? This is just outrageous...
All I can think about is the talk I am going to have with DS that if he isn't feeing well, he needs to muster all his strength and ask for the nurse and for a phone call to one of his parents. I don't know if that will help, but what can we do to make sure this doesn't happen to one of our kids?????
[This message has been edited by saknjmom (edited September 01, 2006).]

Posted on: Fri, 09/01/2006 - 4:50am
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as an occasional substitute teacher, this story (and the others like it in replies) makes me realize no child should be sent alone to the office or nurse or bathroom if they are not feeling well. ever.
some days it does get tiresome dealing with kids (often the same one(s) )expressing concern over various symptoms that are often not at all visible. they tend to do this even moreso when a sub is present, i believe. however, i will remember now never to discount what any of them expresses to me, just in case.
i had a talk with my two PA girls (ages 7 and 10) this week and instructed them never to take no for an answer if they aren't feeling well, never to go alone to the nurse/restroom/office if they aren't feeling well, and went over the different types of PA related symptoms that could occur during a reaction.
up until now, they have been under the impression their usual signs (hives, facial swelling, trouble breathing) are the only ones they're likely to encounter. i wanted them to know there are other symptoms they need to be aware of.
pa or not, it would be absolutely devastating to lose a child in any way, but particularly if you knew your child was in search of help but could not find compassion.

Posted on: Mon, 09/11/2006 - 9:09am
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*** is going on with this school. If a child is feeling ill you send them right away to the nurse who is equipped with an epi-pen. Her teachers deserve a jail sentence for murder the principal deserves to have her position revoked . I mean you change into pants in an office restroom and noone notices the symptoms? There were chances to save this girls life but none were taken. F--- the sensless teachers I am shocked beyond belief.

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