Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Poked


I wasn't stressed about this until the nurse called to talk to me again today. I wasn't home. I just got the message and needed to vent.
Alex poked himself at school with another kids blood sugar testing kit. The kit wasn't properly closed, and Alex started messing around with it...hence, the poke.
The nurse called and told me she had washed Alex's finger really well and the bleeding had stopped. She had also called the other kid's Mom and asked if there were any kind of issues that could be transmitted from her child. The Mom said "no" and that her child had been tested for all kinds of things because of his blood sugar issue. She also offered to get her child tested again and to copy all of his paper work for me.
What was I to do? My first response, "Well, it's done now." If there was something dangerous transmitted, there was nothing I could do about it. Kids screw around with stuff and get hurt...it's gunna happen.
Now that the nurse has called back and the shock has worn off, I am a little more concerned. Guess I will have to see what Nurse Petner says tomorrow. Sleep may not come easily tonight.

5 comments:

  1. I hope everything is all right!

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  2. This is the sort of thing that it is a mother's worst nightmare. And we can't be there 24/7. I sure hope there are no problems.
    Mary Bell

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  3. Man, hopefully everything is ok. We had a very scary incident when Mike was sprayed in the face with blood in the ER by a man who was HIV+. I can't remember if Mike had goggles on at that time. Of course he was tested and thankfully the results were fine. Phew!

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  4. I hope it all goes well. That's something no one wants to have to worry about.

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  5. Ouch, I feel your pain on this one. Jack used to go to dayschool with a child that had several staph outbreaks before the family decided to keep her home for a while. You hear how dangerous that stuff can be.

    But I think your immediate reaction was partially right. If something was transmitted all you could do was buckle down and love him even more. You're a strong woman, and even though we don't want to face those types of hurdles, God would see you through it.

    I sincerely hope that everything turns out okay.

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