t's always something with kids, isn't it? Just when I get something figured out, they throw a new loop at me.
Last week, at 8:30, I had a call from the school nurse. The school nurse? School doesn't even start until 9:00! I took the kids that morning and when I dropped Laci off at 6:40, she was fine. What could have possible happened? The nurse said she had an unexplained rash. A rash? Why didn't I think to do a full body scan on the kids! Oh yeah, because they were arguing over who got to hold Calvin's stuffed Monkey in the car. I had to take Laci to the doctor.
Ugh. Here is the amazing part. On the way to Laci's school, I got a doctor's appointment for 9:45. I picked Laci up at 9:15 and headed to the doctors. We got in and out and back to school with a note from the doctor by 10:45. She wasn't contagious and it wasn't bothering her. It just looked horrible. Laci was buying hot lunch which she rarely does and wanted to be back in time for lunch. I had a lunch and learn at work that I wanted to be back for - free lunch and a continuing ed credit. I couldn't believe the whole thing was less than 3 hours from the call to when I got back to work.
The rash was just that - a rash from some sort of irritant outside. Who knows what. Now Laci walks around wondering about what she could be allergic to. The doctor prescribed a cream but when I heard the cream was $100, we did not get that filled! We just used over the counter stuff and within a few days it was gone. I just never know what to expect when I get a call from the school!