i'm beyond annoyed. my #1 was in the hospital in another state for significant medical issues for the last two months and had some major surgeries (its been a nightmare-thankfully #2 was a gem--and miraculously made the connection that her issues are exacerbated by his stuff all on her own and dealt with it appropriately this time) but with the exception of one or two tweaks to his current stuff, its slowly getting back to normal around here. he got discharged last week and had a flurry of appts with one more big one tomorrow and another semi big one next week, so my plan was to send him back to school on thursday. i was under the impression i got the correct notes/orders/paperwork, perhaps because the school called me multiple times in the hospital to ensure i did. i completely understand why they might need new orders regarding the specific changes.... except seemingly i have some special kind of school nurse who for some inexplicable reason, decided that every.single.order needs to be redone. things like standing orders for prn tylenol. or prn neb treatments. things that have NOTHING to do with the current changes--nor are the responsibility of the hospital or surgeon. and i just got all these orders in aug. it took an act of congress to get a pediatrician. appointment since several retired. i have never in my life heard of such a thing, i have zero plans to go to the pediatrician (we go there for strep, not for major organ reworks!), nor would i expect them to redo the hours they put into this back in august. i politely informed the school nurse not to expect him back til at least after the holidays as there was no way i could get that accomplished any time soon, nor is it remotely a priority.... ok, not so politely. i am still seething over this whole thing so i had to vent somewhere. tomorrows appointment is a pretty important one, since for a variety of reasons, we were sort of discharged without much of a plan, except to say there WILL be another surgery scheduled for january, so there are a LOT of things to deal with in a "followup clinic appointment"....certainly not the time for rewriting my kids lotion needs. i am literally stupified that an order stating NO RESTRICTIONS (their insisted wording) triggers a need for a new prn benadryl order. if it wasnt after hours i'd have half a mind to call the state dept of ed to get them to quote me the exact wording of any law governing this.... i feel like i live in some alternative universe sometimes. thanks for listening!!!!!