DS Broke Bone At School! Took 2 hrs To Call Home To Notify Me!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by reesepoultry, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    I am very upset with my son's school. We live in a very religious school district so I would expect better from them.

    My DS was outside playing at recess after lunch. He said he was running and fell. When he fell he severly broke his collar bone. (he broke it one time before this when he was younger.)

    Well he was at school crying and complaining of pain. It took them 2 hours after it happened for them to call me to come pick my son up from school and tell me what had happenend.
    I was ticked off and informed them why I was not called sooner. They in reply said "We didn't think it was that big of a deal."

    Well after getting him I immediatley rushed him to the emergency room because he was screaming and in so much pain. They did an X-Ray to find out that he had severaly broke his collar bone. They then put his arm in a sling and referred me to a bone specialest to make sure he didn't need reconstuctive surgery.

    My son was home for 1 week screaming in agony and pain. I am so mad at the school for there poor communication skills.

    Anyway I took him to the specialist and they said he should have the reconstuctive surgery because it was a bad break they showed me the X-Ray and pointed out how bad it was.
    They advised against the surgery to see if it would heal on its own. Which it did. but they said no Football for him and if it broke again he would need a plate and screw in his collar bone. His collar bone looked like this: ^

    How would they like being kept somewhere after having such a terrible fall. I swear schools these days. Sorry I needed to vent a little.
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Oh, so sorry to hear that. Both my husband and my stepson broke their collar bones before. I believe my step son did it twice too. My husband did his at school too. He was fooling around in gym class, jumping over some chairs, and fell just right, breaking the collar bone. It took the school a while to realize it was broken. I think it just happens so seldom--it's hard for them to grasp. (But the crying would definitely grab my attention right quick!)

    My husband was sort of a tornado of a kid. He broke many bones. The school sent him home on the bus with a broken leg, and his parents were FURIOUS! So I understand your frustration.

    My stepson is just like his dad. He's had ALOT of broken bones over the years. He's 16 now. Anyhow, just recently, he broke a very tiny bone in his wrist. Well, he came home and complained, but the wrist wasn't swollen, and there was just a tiny bruise. We basically told him to quit being such a wimp, and we gave him a bag of frozen peas to put on it. Well, he still went out to play, ran around as usual, and when he still said it was bothering him a week later, we took him in and sure enough, it had a tiny break. Boy did we feel bad about that. ARG. The doctor said that it's real common for that type of break, even adults will break the same bone and really never get treated. But still, you feel like a heel.

    Anyhow, I surely understand your frustration and anger with the school. I don't blame you for letting them know that they made a terrible mistake. The collar bone is a very painful bone to break. Hope your son feels better soon!

  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    WOW! THAT is bad! I'd be IRATE..that is simply ridiculous. They should have called a lot sooner than that. Poor kiddo, suffering for 2 hours with a broken bone before getting help is just horrible agony I imagine! Schools are getting worse about things like this all the time. [​IMG] I feel bad for the kids!!!
  4. Kat's Silly Chickens

    Kat's Silly Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    South Central Texas
    Sorry your son was hurt so badly and the school ignored his pain.
    Now a days schools/teachers don't care about the students, they're just there for the wages (even as low as their wages are).
    These states need to enforce a program where the teachers take refresher courses during the summer. Especially a course in Human Decency.
  5. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    wow, bet they are kicking themselves now!
    I would be mad too, and so sad for your boy! He prolly feels pretty tough now though!
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    I'm sorry that happened,, just because a school is "religious" school it doesn't make them any more responsible than a regular private or public school, they just have more money.
  7. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I hope you have AT LEAST talked to the principal. Someone there needs some education about injuries, badly.
  8. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    yeah, After I confronted them of his bad break they were very apologetic. But still.

    I just can't believe they didn't call with all the crying and complaining he was doing.

    I do taxes for a living and we have to have refresher coarses every year. So I agree with refresher coarses for the teachers.
  9. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    Quote:I did, but im sure it didn't help. they know I was ticked about the whole situation. I wanted to cry myself seeing my son in so much agony and pain. The hospital gave his tylenol with codeine and he was still screaming in agony for days after it happened.

    I couldn't imagine the pain he was going through I have never broken a bone before. But I am sure it was horrible with how he was acting.

    He wasn't in close to as much pain the first time he broke it. So I imagine it was a bad break the way the x-ray looked I didn't think it could possibly heal on it's own.
  10. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Quote:Did the teacher not report it? Or was is it the staff on duty on the playground or the nurse? Whoever handled it from the beginning would be the one who needs the refresher course. Teachers are required to stay updated on education and the nursing staff on medical situations.

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