AKA: How to Head Off Those Phone Calls from the School Clinic
So, a quick little story first: Marley has only been back to school for 2 weeks, and last week, I got the first phone call of the school year from the clinic. Marley, according to herself, had a headache, stomach ache, and sore throat. Pretty terrible, huh? Well, not really. She was fine. She had that dreaded illness known to some kids as, "I-Miss-Summer-Vacation-Already" Fever.
Well, I started talking to some lovely ladies at work, and one of my good friends had a great idea. She takes medicine to school at the beginning of each school year and leaves it all year long. It got me thinking... And you know what happens when I start thinking!
I made this:
First I made a list of all the most common issues that Marley may have while at school, and figured out what medicine she would need to get through the school day. I bought the following:
- Claritin - for those bad allergy days
- Nasal spray - for the occassional bloody nose from the humidity
- Chloraseptic lozenges - for those sore throats
- Triaminic Cold & Cough - self-explanatory
- Pepto - for the tummy aches
- Jr. Ibuprofen - for the general ache and pain
I got the cute little box at Target and packed it all up nice and neat:
I used a card from Becky Higgins Project Life kit to label the box with the following information:
- Marley's full name
- Homeroom teacher
- School Year
- List of medications
- In all CAPS - PLEASE RETURN ALL UNUSED MEDICATION AT END OF YEAR
I went onto the county school board website and downloaded the medication form, printed them and filled them out. In the morning, I'll be dropping off this cute little package at the school clinic, and Marley will be good to go for the whole year!
Hopefully, no more faux tummy aches and crying wolf from the school clinic! (Hey, a girl can dream, can't she?)