Friday, September 21, 2012
Maybe Dr. House is right?
Just as I manage to sort through one situation where critical information would have made me able to provide better care, another situation cropped up.
A young lady collapsed yesterday. While her condition was stable, it is still a very unsettling sight to see a loved one out cold. The boyfriend of this student has been the witness to enough trauma in his short life so seeing his girlfriend out cold was more than he could handle. He started to experience some significant panic issues. We worked with him, got him calmed down and then I spoke to his mom. His mom and I agreed that he was too upset to finish out the day and I sent him home.
Well....a few hours later I learned that he knew way more information than he shared with myself and emergency crew. His lies may just end up costing him way more than the loss of my trust.
I really enjoy working with the population of a high school. The kids are old enough to get my humor, yet they still young enough in many other ways that make them a fun group to spend my day with. They are independent enough that I can juggle many of their issues all at once (they can bandage their own boo-boos: that alone is a huge help on busy days). But they are also still looking to the adults to help them sort through some issues. They have grown up issues they have to tackle with a brain that is still trying to develop. I enjoy being available to help them through these developmental tasks.
How I wish with all my heart that my young man had trusted me enough to be honest with me....I could have helped him. Now? I'm not sure there is much I can do to make sure he gets to remain in school.
yep...it's THAT serious.
3 calls to Emergency crew in 3 weeks...buckle up it's gonna be a LOOOOOOONG school year.