Hi all.... I have posted a few times before about Zoe's nurse, and I'm just wanting to see if I'm out of line. Here's the history: Zoe has the same nurse Morgan did, and I wasn't thrilled then, but we got through the middle school years without too much trouble. Here's what is going on: The nurse has only called me one time this year. She didn't leave a voice mail, just saw that there was a missed call from the school. Called back and they couldn't find the nurse. 30 minutes later the nurse calls back and tells me Zoe is out of cartridges and her pump is out of insulin and she has no supplies! I look at the original call and now an hour has passed without my child having insulin. By the time i get to the school I'm seething. I never got a note that her supplies were low, Zoe's box was full of trash (old sets, needles, paper peelings, wrappers) and it was obvious she had never looked in there. GRANTED zoe should have told me that she was running low, but she didn't know there wasn't any extra in the filing cabinet (where the nurse keeps the bigger supplies). I have had calls from Zoe's math teacher saying her blood sugar is 300....400,.etc) what did I want to do? this is because the math teacher is a friend and KNOWS that's bad. Once, when she was 450 (and had been for the past 4 hours) the math teacher called me and told me Zoe was not doing well and when she called the nurse, the nurse told her to "drink water" she was doing vision screenings and couldn't deal with Zoe at the time. That's why she called me, because the math teacher knew she needed insulin! I was LIVID. Now this week we have had the same thing again, a day with highs (400's for hours) and each time the nurse has Zoe call me. I speak only to zoe, and not the nurse. Zoe is arguing with me that she doesn't want to change out her set while I'm trying to work with a severely autistic child (who's losing it because I'm on the phone) and I have no adult to see if zoe's doing what she's supposed to. Zoe was told to come back to the nurses station every hour to see if it had come down, and she had to wait for her to get there several times. Each time I talked to zoe, not the nurse. finally I called the school and asked to speak with the nurse when I got a break. She told me zoe should be walking in that minute to check in. zoe got there and was frantic because she couldn't find her Dex. I HEARD the nurse tell her "well, you better go look for it and get back here quick". I said "wait!" don't send a kid whose been high all day, and had 3 corrections out by herself without a finger stick!. DUH! Well....she was still high, crying hysterically because she was feeling bad, confused, sick and had now lost her Dex. (It was turned in at the office). So now I'm even madder. I tell her that her top priority was to help Zoe find her Dex, get her calmed down, and if she couldn't do that, I would call the principal and have him put the classes on lock down until the expensive piece of medical equipment was found! Zoe came home very sick with ketones, couldn't eat dinner and went to bed at 8:00. She was miserable. so, after dealing with the nurse through phone calls and e-mails before this event, I decided to call her boss. The head nurse for the county was very supportive and told me that this was not acceptable care and needed to get Donna's side of the story. Well, she called back several hours later and told me that from now on Zoe's nurse will call me and not have zoe call me. She was "just trying to get Zoe to be more independent". BS, she was just trying to be lazy. I expect the adult caring for my child to call me and fill me in. I NEVER get a call for extreme lows or highs (as noted in her 504, I will be notified by phone if she is under 50 or over 350). When Zoe was in elementary school, if she was "off" I was notified and prepared. Is this typical middle school care? If you've stayed with this post this long, thanks...didn't mean to write a novel, but apparently needed to vent!