As a parent, you know what is happening with your childs health, but think for a moment… how many hours per day is your child in anothers care? If your child attends school it would be approx 6 hours per day.
During those 6 hours the teachers and staff take over our role as carer.
If you take their 6 hours of information regarding your child’s health observations and medications given, then add it to the 18 hours of information you are aware of, you then have the full 24 hours.
By keeping a note book or log book with recorded events and medication given, it will help your family doctor see what is happening for your child and help the doctor write the asthma plan.
It was only that I became ultra fussy about my child’s asthma management that I noticed that school staff did more than just call me when my child was unwell.
Along with my daughters teachers, it was the very dedicated Maree in the school office that helped me with Sophie’s care. Who is your Maree?
Acknowledge the support of the school staff, communicate regularly to help get that important information back to your family doctor. Everyone benefits when we work together. And you never know, whilst you’re helping your child, you may also make a friend along the way.
Image: by the author (Alita Howlett, www.belloalito.com.au )
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