My First Try
It’s A New World…..and I am trying to join it.
As a nurse, I know how important communication is, so it is time for me to join the world of electronic sharing, as well as the old fashioned paper format. I have started my BLOG and will hopefully be updating it monthly.
For this month of January 2012, I have several points that I want to get out to parents:
- BE PREPARED FOR COLD: When I first moved to Vermont, I was told if you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes, it will change. Always send your student to school with clothes that will protect them if the temperature drops or the sunshine changes to precipitation.
- ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN: A change of clothes is a wonderful thing to have at school. If the milk spills or the slide was wet when the student went down it, the student can use their change of clothes and be ready to learn rather than uncomfortable and focused on their clothing.
- STREP IS STILL WITH US: I was hoping that the break would be enough, but it wasn’t. I have had at 5 new Strep throat cases since we have been back and not all of them have had the classic sore throat. The most common symptoms of strep throat include a sore, red throat often with white patches, fever, chills, headache, rash and stomach ache. Students can have all, some or none of the symptoms.
- STOMACH BUG: Last week several students were out with vomiting and diarrhea. Remember that the stomach needs time to heal. To give it time, feed your child clear liquids until they stop vomiting and feel hungry (usually 24-48 hours). If they can’t keep down clear liquids, call their doctor. After the clear liquids, start with a bland diet for a day or so. The BRATY diet works well: B-bananas, R-plain white rice, A-plain apple sauce, T-dry toast, Y-plain unflavored yogurt. You can mix any of the components, for instance apple sauce on the toast.
I hope to keep our Porters Point family as healthy as possible. If I can be of any help to you, please e-mail me or call me at (802)264-5923.
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