There are days to honor so many people in our community. Did you know today is National School Nurses Day? I am so grateful that my children's elementary school has a full-time nurse there every day. On Twitter and other blogs, I read about food allergic kids with life threatening food allergies attending school where there is no full-time school nurse or no nurse at all. I worry about my food allergic kid at school and we DO have a nurse. I wonder what would it be like without one and feel even more grateful!
There are so many children with food allergies these days, not to mention diabetes, asthma and other medical conditions. Every time I pass by the nurse's office, she has a line of small children waiting for her help. She calls to let me know when there is an injury or symptoms of a new ailment or cold. When they are absent, she calls to find out what they have. She is on top of everything. She has her hands full with a very important job, caring for the health of our children and the school community at least 6 hours a day, 5 days a week during the school year. So, I tip my hat to our wonderful, caring school nurse and to all the school nurses. Thank you!