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Little Girl Sees Something Wrong With Medication - Nurse Forces Her To Take It Anyway

Charity, a second-grade student at Harrison Elementary School in Davenport, Iowa, knew something wasn’t right. She had gone down to the school nurse to take her daily medication, but the girl didn’t recognize the pill she was being given. As the Independent Journal Review shares, the nurse insisted she take it anyway.

She had a bad reaction to the pill, and the eight-year-old wound up with a stomach ache and a headache.

“It was the wrong pill. She said take it or go the principal's office,” she explains.

Her concerned grandfather contacted the school. They assured him that the problem had been taken care of, and apologized for what happened. They didn’t take care of the problem, and it happened again.

“It was the same nurse, the substitute. It was the wrong pill. The color of my pill is white. The first time it was blue. The second time it was blue and green. And it wasn't a pill. It was a capsule,” Charity said.

Her grandfather, Ron Voorhies, wasn’t as understanding this time around. Charity was born to heroin-addicted parents, and she needs her daily meds to deal with a variety of conditions. Voorhies is understandably quite concerned about his granddaughter is being exposed to.

“If Charity got the wrong medicine, how many more is getting the wrong meds and how many parents are wondering why their child is acting differently?” he said.

His complaints are falling on deaf ears. The school district is standing behind the nurse, and Voorhies is unsure what his next steps will be.

“I would like to see throughout the whole school system an overhaul on how they give their medication and be more accountable for it. It's not right,” he added.

That’s a perfectly reasonable request, and there’s zero reason for the school to be acting so nonchalantly about the whole matter.

Source: Independent Journal Review
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