Monday, February 15, 2010

AN ODE TO A SCHOOL NURSE

The following was thought of the other day...yes while running, again...after I had just spoken with Joe's school nurse. Tears sprang to her eyes when talking about a recent low Joe had experienced at school. He was VERY hungry during the 15 minute wait period for his blood sugar to rise. Here is what I came up with:

AN ODE TO A SCHOOL NURSE
by Reyna Maher


I am so touched by your caring of Joe
The tears that sprang to your eyes when we talked about a recent LOW

You ride out the Highs
You ride out the Lows
Always by his side
It can be a wild ride

I so appreciate the care
You GET the medical and psychological war-fare

It is you that kept my mind at ease
When the vomit bug brought me to my knees
Knowing I would have a few hours
Before I would have to take over the blood sugar POWERS

I know once we did not see eye-to-eye
Both thinking of our little guy
Me acting as a mother; and for Bridget's brother
You as a professional; defending safety and practice
In the end we grew stronger
and controversy, there is NO longer

You can carb-count like an expert
and bolus like a pro
you have even learned about the "combo""

You support us through it all
Sometimes through many a phone call

You fill out our daily log
Even on days when Joe eats hot lunch like a hog
You chart the multiple times he thinks he's low
Even when he is good-to-go

I am truly thankful for your care
I am truly thankful that you are there


6 comments:

Meri said...

What a blessing to hava a school nurse! Ours is only in school one morning a week. :( What a difference it would make knowing someone would be there at any time if one of my boys felt low. Too bad California is so BROKE. I would make a stink about it otherwise.

(Lovin' your poems!)

Reyna said...

Hi Meri!

You are so right...I am grateful for it. Do they train non-medical aides in CA? or do you have to go in? or what? Joe does his checks and boluses, but his nurse double checks everything and makes sure he eats what he is bolused for etc...and obviously helps him when he is low. Hope you have a good day Meri. xoxo

Lora said...

Too cute! We LOVE our school nurse too. I would be LOST without her.

Gayle said...

Yea for our wonderful Mrs, C.!!!! For if Joe is low.... it's of we go... to see our wonderful Mrs Compo. ((((((HUGS))))))

Shannon said...

Oh you are so so lucky! I am so scared to find out what is going to happen to our school nurse!

I love new friends and I am so happy that you are getting to know some amazing woman!

JulieMomWifeThinker said...

I love this one! How far you've both come!