Me: "Hello, this is Jeni"
Female voice: "Ms. Questa this is the school nurse, no emergency"
Me: "Uhh ok.. " Thinking no emergency why are you calling me?
Nurse: "I have Samantha in my office with me. She said she was evaluate for Mono and Strep last week?"
Me: "Yes ma`am. Strep negative, Mono positive"
Nurse: "Well Samantha has a full body rash that looks like Scarlet Fever to me?"
Me: "Scarlet Fever?????? Well Ok - Send her home."
Nurse: "Ok - Be aware that until she is seen by a doctor an released she can not come back to school or participate in Homecoming parade or march with band at half time. "
Me: "oh.. ok"
So I immediately call her doctor. Explain to scheduler person what school nurse said. They said have Samie come to office immediately they'd work her in. Great !!!!!
Call Samie tell her to get to doc's office and that I was on my way. I live in the city of Cincinnati, docs office is in Cincinnati, I work 20 miles one way from home. Traffic always sucks but today it's raining which makes the traffic 100 times worse. Taking a mixture of high way which I typically drive all the way home and city streets I made it there in record time.
and guess what???? It's SCARLET FEVER !!!!! But how can that be? Scarlet fever is a strep bacteria. She was still negative for strep.. UGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!
I explained carefully that both boys are sick as well - head colds, coughs and sore throats - no fevers. She said she can't treat unless they have fevers.
Good news is that she'll be on antibiotic long enough by tomorrow game time to participate!