So, I have not shared ALL of my drama with Nathan's daycare...as some of it I chaulk it up to just daycares in general....some are paticular to me but have decided not to share publicly....
BUT what happened today, I will...............some of it just to get my anger out :)
I showed up to daycare about 10 minutes before it closed (not uncommon as I have loads of work often).....the gal mentioned he was starting to cough a lot more within the last 15 min and was a little whiny. She also mentioned that he looked tired as he had only one nap that day (which ****** me off but I can get over that...he usually catches up BIG time on sleep on the weekends)....so I get him out of the swing and I am getting his jacket on and I noticed a little red knot bump on his head...above his forehead. I ask her if she noticed this and what happened. She mentioned she had been in the room only for about 45 min and another gal was in the room before her and another one before her...again, not uncommon especially when I get there late. Well, then I look closer and there is a scratch (not deep) over his eye and his eyebrow even looks a little swollen. I ask and at this point she mentions she is going to go and see if there was an accident report. The other gal who had been in the room comes in and mentions she noticed the scratch but figured someone had it addressed...HELLO>>>>>did you ask anyone if they had reported it? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
So, the Assistant of the center comes in and looks at it and mentions possibly a mosquito bite as he had been outside yesterday. I said it was not there last night or today when I dropped him off. She leaves briefly and comes back with an accident report to fill out. She tried to call the other worker who was in the classroom the first part of the day. She could not reach her. I told her all I wanted to know is WHAT happened...I understand Nathan is very active, gets little bruises, etc. but NO ONE could tell me what the bump was from. I would be fine with someone just telling me he fell, etc. AND the worst part is no one noticed it until I pointed it out within 2 minutes of being there. They all agreed it was there, but I had to point it out to them.
I was LIVID...and I usually do not get that way...but I almost started crying yelling (well, raising my voice). I told them I was VERY disappointed and that I trust them with my son and they let me down. They kept apologizing and I said I just wanted the Director to call me back. She did pretty quickly and I told her likely everything is fine and prayerfully he will be fine. That was not the principal complaint I had. I told her that I was mostly disappointed that the girls were not perceptive enough and likely Nathan was there by himself with them for at least 30 minutes....HELLO! She agreed and said she will definitely conduct an investigation on Monday.
I called the pediatrician's office. The nurse called me back and did a majorily thorough questioning of how he was doing. Bottom line is he is acting himself and not psychotic (like me). So, she said wake him up 2 hours after he goes asleep and keep him awake for about 20 min making sure he is okay and no fever, reactions to me are good, etc. Then continue to watch him the next 48 hours. She was so good.
So, if you made it this far...thanks! :)
I am still a little PISSED....mainly because......they...
1) Did not notice it at daycare
2) Did not file an accident report
3) Did not even know the bump and marks were there
and probably many more reasons....and yes, I am probably a little hormonal.....and yes, I have had a majorily long week.....but I want the them to realize my true disapointment. I am a little nervous to retalation but I had to do it.....
So, this has basically become my last straw with them for now...I will be looking at other options on Monday.....am I wrong? am I overacting? I hope not but am just a protective mommy....and want to be able to trust my caretaker....I felt like I lost the trust from them today......I hope to have a better story next week....when I not only cool down, but find other caretaking options for Nathan.....
Anyway, thanks for listening....I do feel better.....
EDITED: to clean up some of the post that did not make sense due to my spelling errors or grammar mistakes...I was incredibly tired and irritable. SORRY!