OK, this story is so unbelieveably long and drawn out that encircles the whole scabies scare. So I will try to keep from drudging as best I can. Please forgive me in advance.
As you all know, we had a scabies
scare in my home this weekend.
One of our nurses was tested positive.
My family, the teachers, therapists and
other nurses apparently are not showing
Agency "A" where scabie nurse comes from
(hate to call her that, she's a great gal).
Well "A" tells me Sunday night they want everyone
who's been exposed to scabies nurse to get treated.
I call the pedi and our GP doc.
Both docs call in a cream without seeing us.
They say it's their policy to treat anyone who's
been exposed. Ok, great, no trip to the doc for
I call agency "A" and inform them of what the
result of my calls to the docs were. Told them the pharmacy just dropped off our meds and we're starting it right away.
I ask "A"'s director what is the plan
for the nurses. They tell me they don't
have any answer yet. She said she'll
"call me back in a few". She calls at 4:20pm
to tell me I need to have my doc office fax her over "documentation" that we were being treated.
That I did. Still no answer on whether or not
I have a nursing or not.
Then she (evil director) calls at 5:20 to tell me
the doctor put in his notes that we were "seen" in
his office and therefore treated with the cream.
And she "knows that's not the truth" since
I told her earlier about the office policy and
how we were just being treated.
Then she proceeds to tell me that we all have
to be SEEN by our doc to get "clearance".....
I freaked out on her at this point because
here it was 5:30pm! And I was calling her all day
trying to get an answer.
Then she springs this crap on me after
my docs office is closed???
AND I haven't had a
nurse in 3 days
so my husband and I are
as we spend every second
washing our laundry in hot water and
cleaning & soaking every toy???
Plus taking care of our children, feeding
and bathing them???? Uh, being parents
to 3 toddlers, 2 of them
w/severe special needs?
Is she hitting the crack or what??
So I scream into the phone something
"we are NOT going to the doctor, that the
treatment alone is ACCEPTABLE, that how
she WILL be sending a night nurse in so we
can get some sleep after cleaning up after
the mess their nurse made with this scabies
ordeal (bless my nurse's heart).
So I get a night nurse after telling the director
she is extremely annoying and I never want
her to call my house ever again. (whew)
Ok...you think that's it?
Well the scabie nurse is out for a week. She does 40+ hours here and she does everything.
We will be missing her MUCH.
So now for the 5th day in a row we have no nurse.
Question: Why does scabie nurse have to be out for an entire week? The treatment takes 12 hours and the bugs are dead within 24 hours.
I am wondering if Agency A's evil director is busting my chops...because if so, I can do a much better job at the busting of the chops. (as you all know).
Anyway, Thursday is the bronc and I just don't need anymore stress than this ordeal has given me. It's very bad. My heart feels like it's going to jump out of my chest.
OH! forgot this one....since the agencies
nurses and my family were treated phrophylactically...
I get a call from the school district tonight, telling
me that they won't be treating their teachers and
therapists before they come back into my home.
They feel it is unneccessary since they have no symptoms.
Now we just spent 3 days scrubbing, washing, boiling,
and bleaching everything and anything...
plus smothered our bodies with total poison for 12 hours...including my 11 month-old baby...
so they can just waltz right in here and
continue with my kids like nothing has
even happened?? That's it???
Now if one of these therapists is just in her
"incubation" period and she has no symptoms,
but 2 weeks from now does see symptoms....
then it everything I've written up above ....all over again.
Please educated scabies people please help me on this one.
I just don't know how much more of this
I can handle in my life without
going postal. Thanks.