Just call me 'Nurse Sarah'!
This week I have been more the school nurse than the secretary, some weeks it just goes like that! Yesterday especially was not a good day for concentration with the kids it seemed, one kid even managed to get himself ensnared by a cafeteria table as he closed it!One of our sweetest students ran smack bang into a wall head first, not looking where she was going. So I made a turban out of our gel ice pack and sent her back for a bit to see how she did. After awhile, when there was no swelling to be seen and she complained of a headache, I had mom take her to the Dr to be checked over. She came back today but had a headache first thing, so I gave her tylenol and she was okay again.But less than 3 hrs later she was back with a headache and having seen her looking fine, I was unconvinced that it wasn't more psychosomatic!She told me the Dr put some cream on that made the pain go away, even though there's no skin injury. So I tried a little experiment!I applied a tiny bit of Myoflex (muscle pain reliever) with a cotton ball and then gave her a 5 minute head massage. Well it worked, well either the 'magic' cream did or the massage LOL.I have therefore surmised, one essential requirement for a Grade school secretary is being a little bit canny, as us Brit's say!And now I have to rush off to perform surgery on a Kindergartener with a splinter!