Asthmatic student denied inhaler at school
Parental consent form demanded
- Duration 5:06
- Date May 25, 2012
Parental consent form demanded
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-- -- -- accused of denying assume he is inhaler during an asthma attack because the school says they couldn't find his parental consent form that student my.
It's mothers who -- join us from Orlando this morning good morning to both of you.
-- -- Michael if you could take me to the very moment you begin to have an asthma attack which for those of us that don't have -- -- just cuts off.
The ability feels like you cannot -- you ask the school nurse for help what happens next.
Well when I had yes when I had asked for help.
I admit she had told me sit down make quiet.
-- -- after -- while she called it and she sent me to she sent me city office away from a moment I told right kind of make it there.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Com.
And then she gets in a phone call and tell me -- -- talk on the personal phone that I'm refusing to leave so I.
I have to get I don't wanna get any trouble so I get -- and I walked to the office.
And a lot into me in dean and yes -- I was -- at home now.
Tell us how controlled breathing and so they sent city he said in his office -- relaxed a little while.
And then once I caught my breath he said I told -- -- make it -- Henderson.
At that point my mom was waiting in the off and main office so he went to go -- a mom and he sent me down listeners.
And Michael and I -- -- way to get.
At one point you had the door actually closed on you during an asthma attack can you take me through how that feels.
It was horrible when I got that door I think I expected you know it it to -- unlocked I can go in.
Played owners say it I mean BL that are.
Both myself and -- I put my head so we know once I got side -- and chooses sitting there smiling at me.
-- had a grin on her face and I can't do it on the door begging for our health and I admit that I got some -- -- -- -- I just leaned up against the wall and just.
I start closing my eyes.
Sue I can only imagine how you're feeling listening to your son.
Tell this story how are you feeling as you listen to those details.
When I got to the school.
After and I received a call that approximately 106.
And I spoke with the dean who told me that my son was having trouble breathing that -- his medication was at -- nurse's office to call the nurse so I did immediately called the nurse.
And I told our Michael needs -- Madison give -- -- on I'm on my way.
She said no I'm not -- -- -- that.
-- you need to come yourself and I said well he's being sent to humans haven't been as -- tech now called time on one I'm on my way.
And she said no I don't have -- and I was horrified I thought oh my god.
I got to the school -- the -- walked me down to the other building where the clinic is where I found my son semi conscious.
Against the wall on the floor.
-- he was in full blown.
Asthma attack -- -- would win his ribs were showing he's a 190 pounds or so and you can see the -- in and out as he was suffocating.
And here and it worked out the door was locked.
Here's what the school is telling us -- the schools licensed practical nurse and administrator regularly checked on the student while waiting for his mother to arrive at no point.
They determine the student require the assistance of an ambulance the student was never in a full blown asthma attack they also said there was no documentation on file.
For this student regarding prescription.
Medication what do you want here -- resolution for this clearly common sense did not take over in this case regardless of the paperwork.
What do you want to resolve this who -- situation and make sure it doesn't happen again soon.
Well first -- hospice nurse -- be removed from her post.
They -- -- she doesn't recognize.
When someone is having an asthma attack struggling for breath.
Then she does not need to be in that post.
Even putting all the medication -- site putting aside effective even been an asthmatic.
If she see someone.
Struggling to breathe and asking for help and it having a -- say call 911.
There -- no reason once she was inside her office with a telephone she could not call 911 policies have to be changed in common sense.
-- the -- has got to be whatever priorities and that the schools definitely.
Not doing their job.
It's a tough situations who I can't imagine what it's like for you or for you Michael going through that that morning Michael and sue thank you both for being on this when we appreciate it.
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