Giving 4yo’s syringes?!

Mulberry 4 September 2010 345

[First filed: Sep 3, 2010 @ 9:05]

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I am a mother of a 4yo and a 10 month old baby, and also have two step-daughters (8 and 11).

I picked the my son up from pre-school the other day with the usual “how was your day?” etc. As we were driving off he told me he would show me what he did at school today… with a quick glance in my review mirror I saw him wave what looked to be a hypo-dermic needle infront of my baby daughters face – without thinking I screamed and nearly swerved off the road into a tree – in shock my 8yo step-daughter grabbed it out of his hand, believeing she was doing what I would have thought the right thing to do, at which time I had pulled over and yanked it out of her grip and realised there was no “needle tip” on the end. My 4 year old son at this point was in tears (because I had yelled at him and taken his “toy” off him)

So apparently once I asked him where he got this he told me that the nurse came to pre-school and gave it to him. I rang the pre-school to which the teacher confirmed this, saying that a nurse had come in to talk about hospitals to the children and then continued to hand out syringes – not the old medicine plungers but SYRINGES like the ones HEROIN users, use, to FOUR YEAR OLDS!!!

Now I have been on a rampage with the pre-school/primary school for nearly two weeks with nearly everyone I have spoken to dismissing my concerns, yet every person I have shown/spoken to outside the teaching community in this school is absolutely disgusted and outraged…

What can I do?

What are your opinions???

I was told by the principle that the only opinions that would count were those of health care proffessionals. I was then told today by the pre-school teacher (2 weeks later) that she would have a talk to the students about the “dangers of sharps”… im not satisfied!!

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sepi sepi 1:43 pm 05 Nov 10

Mulberry – you came across fine – a lot of people are reading and not commenting, and a lot of the more aggressive comments come on every single post, not just yours.

Not to mention everything looks worse at 2 in the morning.

chill out, and try to resist posting on this thread again, and it will go away on its own.

chewy14 chewy14 12:36 pm 05 Nov 10

Jim Jones said :

motleychick said :

Mulberry – if that’s how you feel, why would you comment on this post again?!

Oooh, let’s have a poll-

Why has Mully Cup winner Mulberry returned to this post (much like a dog returns to lap guiltily at Joel Monaghan):

a) Masochism
b) Stupidity
c) Self-righteousness
d) All of the above

Can you win the Mully twice? Is it decided on posts in a calendar month or total over the thread?

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 11:30 am 05 Nov 10

Mulberry said :

So I re-read through all these 330 posts tonight that managed to win me some sort of scummy reward – and burst into tears….

and 5. I will NEVER come back here for support, advice or anything else of the kind.

6. I am well aware that I made an idiot out of myself, but alot of you bullied me, like children in school bully fat kids… pathetic.. really it is… I hope that makes you all sleep better by picking on my nail-polish and the like

You came back and read them all again? You’re a glutton for punishment….

And coming here for “support” without first checking out the kind of “support” offered here is, well, pretty dumb.

Oh and we don’t pick on fat kids, we pick on gingers and the Welsh.

Postalgeek Postalgeek 11:10 am 05 Nov 10

Just be thankful you’re not Joel Monaghan.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 10:47 am 05 Nov 10

Mulberry, for what it’s worth I thought you handled youself quite well. You took the slings and arrows with good humour, readily embraced (and thus pretty much smothered the life out of) the whole ‘bogan fingers’ thing and stood your ground. The last thing you want to do now is roll over and bare your throat to the mob.

Maybe we need to send you an ‘I SURVIVED THE RIOT’ t-shirt.

sirocco sirocco 10:30 am 05 Nov 10

colourful sydney racing identity said :

When it quietens down again, let it die.

But until then, jump back in Mulberry; this is fun! 🙂

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 10:14 am 05 Nov 10

Can you see what you have done?

This thread was quiet for almost a month and now it is alive again. When it quietens down again, let it die.

motleychick motleychick 9:59 am 05 Nov 10

Jim Jones said :

motleychick said :

Mulberry – if that’s how you feel, why would you comment on this post again?!

Oooh, let’s have a poll-

Why has Mully Cup winner Mulberry returned to this post (much like a dog returns to lap guiltily at its own vomit):

a) Masochism
b) Stupidity
c) Self-righteousness
d) All of the above

D!

fgzk fgzk 9:56 am 05 Nov 10

Mulbury you seems to be on the money to me. It is because CaptRAAF is a baby killer.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 9:44 am 05 Nov 10

motleychick said :

Mulberry – if that’s how you feel, why would you comment on this post again?!

Oooh, let’s have a poll-

Why has Mully Cup winner Mulberry returned to this post (much like a dog returns to lap guiltily at its own vomit):

a) Masochism
b) Stupidity
c) Self-righteousness
d) All of the above

sirocco sirocco 9:30 am 05 Nov 10

Mulberry said :

you people are way too shallow minded… I use to like this place… now I hope it gets shut down so you can all go and figure out what its like to live in the real world.

Mulberry said :

this is revolting – by absolutely no means was I NOT disgusted in what happened with the accident that “Mully” created… but THIS is revolting. You people awful!!

Mulberry said :

Seriousley… what is wrong with you captain RAAF? Do you think every person who rides a motorcycle is some sort of loser??
Throwing things at any vehicle driver is dangerous… but a motorcyclist is a whole lot worse. Its small minded people like yourself that dont have respect for the bikes on our roads and tend to assist in motorcyclist accidents…

it isnt ALWAYS the bikes fault.

Most motorcyclists are decent people who follow the road rules, and just like car drivers, there are some who screw it up for the rest!

Get off your high horse now, because he could very well be hit by a bottle or some other sort of debri!

Mulberry said :

No.. you really are a fuckwit!! Motorcycle riders are people with families, children, wives, friends, husbands, parents, etc… they are the same people as anyone else that shares our road.. who do you think you are?

Some people seem to use the RiotACT to vent at others – half a dozen posts on different threads all at once telling people that they are revolting or f$@ckwits, suggest that Mulberry is no different from the rest of us (other than not being able to recognise this herself)

motleychick motleychick 9:27 am 05 Nov 10

Mulberry – if that’s how you feel, why would you comment on this post again?!

sirocco sirocco 9:13 am 05 Nov 10

Anyone else find this hilarious? :p

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 9:13 am 05 Nov 10

I am sorry that you have been upset by all this – it is understandable as some peoples reactions have been well over the top – for what it’s worth, I thought the comments regarding your nail polish were immature and childish. In all honesty I thought you did deserved a bit of a serve but the personal attacks were uncalled for.

All that being said, let it go – reposting on this thread just brings it back into prominence.

Mulberry Mulberry 2:15 am 05 Nov 10

So I re-read through all these 330 posts tonight that managed to win me some sort of scummy reward – and burst into tears….

My last meeting with the school principle a few weeks back explained many many thyings to me.

And yes, I do know that I over-reacted, but a parent in my place – until you have been there, may have done the same thing.

The explanations….

1. The Nurse – was a parent who volunteered to come in and talk to the children, about seeing dr’s. There was one week notice to this, which was put on the outside “community notice board” and had blown off (blu-tack was not strong enough)

2. The day that I had seen the “syringe” it was put into a “PACK” in the parent-pockets.. along with a hospital cap, and a pretend stethiscope… apparently my son and his friend “escaped” and opened their packs and put the loose items into their bags.

3. It was proven that the nurse handed out the wrong syringes that were supposed to be handed out to children in such educational instances.

4. I over-reacted when I saw this in my review mirror

and 5. I will NEVER come back here for support, advice or anything else of the kind.

6. I am well aware that I made an idiot out of myself, but alot of you bullied me, like children in school bully fat kids… pathetic.. really it is… I hope that makes you all sleep better by picking on my nail-polish and the like

rob68 rob68 2:12 pm 13 Oct 10

I am sorry that you haven’t gotten the answers you wanted from this forum. That happens, unfortunately.

I would love a nurse to visit my child’s preschool and familiarise my child with the things that can happen to them in hospitals! It would certainly make any emergency trip to the hospital a little less scary.

I understand that there was a moment of panic when Mulberry didn’t know what her son was holding. I too would’ve yelled and quickly pulled over. It is a parent’s responsibility to make sure their children are safe. As for the harrassing of the pre-school, there are two choices if you are not happy: complain and accept the verdict or remove your child from that school.

I personally believe you have had a win. Your child has been educated about what can happen if he has to go to hospital AND, through your intervention, all the children have had some education about sharps.

WIN-WIN

maniac maniac 3:14 pm 06 Oct 10

OMG, she is such a bad driver!!!

First of all, she is watching her kids in her rear view mirror, instead of paying attention to the road in front. No wonder she almost hit a tree, but worse, she could have hit children, adults, daleks, you name it. It is unbelievable that people like her should be allowed to have a licence. So irresponsible. Her kids would be better off in a taxi.

Second of all, get a load of that nail polish. It is an utter disgrace that she should parade herself in public like that, especially near children and schools. I wonder what the other parents think, shame, shame, shame.

And finally, syringes are a necessity. Has this woman never administered medicine to a pet? Surely even someone with purple nail polish should know that to give a small animal, such as a joey, or guinea pig, essential medicine, you need to squirt it into their tiny mouths with a syringe. Why oh why would this woman behave like a crazed and hysterical animal when confronted with a piece of medical equipment.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 9:24 am 15 Sep 10

Jim Jones said :

http://triblocal.com/Bolingbrook/detail/215405.html?content_source=&category_id=&search_filter=&user_id=&event_mode=&event_ts_from=&event_ts_from_week=&list_type=&order_by=&order_sort=&content_class=&sub_type=stories&town_id

OMG

So was it a syringe LIKE HEROIN USERS use or a ‘medical plunger’ and more importantly was the pharmacist sufficiently well educated to tell the difference?

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 10:44 am 13 Sep 10

Mulberry said:

I screwed up by coming to this place for any form of community support.

No, no you did not. You asked what our views were and you have been told.

As for your comment about folks who ‘think it looks like a medicine plunger”. How can I put this delicately, you know what? I can’t. IT IS A MEDICAL PLUNGER. There is no question about it. It is what it is.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 9:32 am 13 Sep 10

sleepyphoenix said :

spend less time complaining about a occupation that has enough stress without people like you getting envolved and more time educating your kids on the difference between safe and not safe and maybe we wouldn’t have this problem

I read that as; “you getting evolved and more time educating your kids”.

Which, somehow, struck me as more apt…

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