I just want to crawl into bed and start a new day...
I dropped DS off at school and headed to the ped with the girls about an hour later. C somehow managed to leak out of 2 diapers in about 10 minutes. I turned to get the new diaper and turned back just in time to catch her as she was rolling off the table. Guess she's rolling now!! With baby in arms I turned back to get a new outfit out of the bag only to find it had been soaked by DS's leaking water bottle. So, baby C had nothing but a pair of pants to wear. No biggie, just getting DS from school and heading home...HA!!!
I was getting braced for the girls' shots when my cell phone rang. It was DS's teacher calling to tell me he was having a reaction. Okay...so we made it an entire school year last year w/o a single incident. Week one and already being called for a reaction. Not so good. Even worse- when I asked where the EpiPen was the teacher told me...wait for it..."I don't know where it is." (I think I can hear Melissa (Bubbaray) gasping from here!). Yep, they didn't know where his epi was. I told her I had left it with the director the other day. "Oh, she's not here." Insert head exploding smilie here!
He was breathing fine, but wouldn't put his tongue in his mouth or swallow. I was literally 2 minutes away so I told the nurse to hurry with the shots, threw a screaming C into her car seat and ran out the door. Got into DS's school, grabbed him and went back to the peds office (after giving him some Benedryl, decided Epi wasn't necessary). We ran in there and the ped said to go over to the ER-in the next building. So, off to the ER we went and by the time they got us back the Benedryl had done it's thing and he was doing fine. He's on steroids for a few days, but he's okay. And now I'm convinced we'll all have H1N1 by next week!
I had to feed my half-naked baby so I sat in the car while DH (who had come to help me) went to get paperwork I forgot. He gets back, I put half-naked baby back in the car...and the car won't start! Lovely! An hour later, after talking to the car people about a funky light that was showing, we called a tow truck. He came out and jumped the van and we were off...great! Off to the shop to have my battery replaced. Battery is supposedly fine- weird.
Started my day at 11:30, walked back in the door at 7PM.
Oh yeah...and I was cleaning out the car waiting for the tow truck and thought I was throwing away a wrapped up dirty diaper. NOPE! I threw away C's wet clothes from the dr's office.
So, the advice I need...How should I handle DS's school situation? My mom wants me to pull him out and get the director fired for negligence, but I don't think that's necessary. I do need to be firm, though. DS's teacher did call tonight and we talked for a while, but I still need to sit down with her and the director and work out some kinks- and let them know that not knowing where an Epi is is unacceptable. I'm just so bad at this kind of stuff- much better at writing a letter! I need to do this face-to-face, though. HELP!