How to enforce child’s medications with your daycare?
My daycare has not been administering my toddler’s medications to him. They are topical creams that are prescribed for his face to help heal a potentially disfiguring injury. Per doctor’s orders, he’s supposed to get them daily for a year or else it will scar and heal improperly. If it heals improperly, the doctors say my child would need surgery to correct it. I’ve discussed my concerns with the daycare but the caretakers continued to falsely tell me that they have been giving him the medications. The manager covered for them by saying that she’s seen them administer it, but I have firsthand knowledge showing there’s no way that is true. When I pressed the manager on it, she shifted stories and said that it’s just too much work for the staff to do that. I get that a room full of toddlers are a handful, but they have a 1:4 caretaker to child ratio, and it takes less than 15 seconds to swipe ointment on a finger and rub it on a toddler’s little cheek. And why is it ok for everyone’s needs to be met, everyone else’s kids and the staff, except my kid’s? It’s concerning that they haven’t been giving my son his prescriptions. It’s infuriating that they’re lying about it. We’re enrolled in a San Francisco daycare in the SoMa area. I’d like to know what my recourses are for making the daycare administer the medication, for real.