I have a tendency to react too strongly about things sometimes. I admit it! Yesterday i picked my dd up from school. This is a new school for her. She is 11 and is trying to find her place in the school. She was holding her hand funny and right away said that during gym they were playing football and she injured her finger. The finger was on her right hand and it was swollen and black and blue. I was so shocked. I asked her if she saw the nurse and she said yes, twice. It was iced and she was sent back to class. The injury happened during first period, so she spent the next 7 hrs with a swollen finger! I did not get a phone call or even a note home!
I brought her to urgent care, because it was her writing hand and she plays the piano. I did not think it was broke, but wanted to make sure.
When I called the nurse today to see why I did not get a call she said that they get so many kids in the nurse office that they could never call every one. I said that I was given a call at our last school when my dd lost a tooth?! The nurse said she had no record of my dd coming to the office a second time. So either my dd was not telling the truth, or the office was too busy to notice.
I am just so frustrated that I did not get a call or a note...I feel it should be my decision as to how bad my child is hurt. I should at least be told that my dd visited the office. I have 3 other children in this school and now worry that if they are sick or hurt, I may NEVER know if the nurse does not think it is worthy of a call. My kids hardly get sick, so if one of them complains about a pain or stomach ache, something IS wrong.
I have a message in to the principal to call me. What do you think? Would you have wanted a call? Am I over reacting?