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Should I send him to school or keep him home again?

My son was vomiting every hour from about 11pm Tuesday night to 7am yesterday morning. We kept him home yesterday and he was fine most of the day. He did throw up once at about 8:30pm but it was much less heaving than before. He ate a bit afterwards and slept through the night. He doesn't start school until 11:30am today (done at 2:30) so if he is still okay by then should would you send him or keep him home?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:57 AM on Nov. 29, 2012 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Keep him home
    no vomitting for 24 hrs straight

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:03 AM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • I'd see how he does first thing this morning. If no throwing up this morning, you could try sending him.

    Answer by m-avi at 10:03 AM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • I'd keep him home until it had been 24 hours since he last vomited.

    Answer by SWasson at 10:03 AM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • Our school policy is vomit/fever, or excessive coughing has to be clear for 24 hours before returning to school.

    I would keep him home, he's probably pretty weak. You could get any work that needs to be done, and then he can catch up before returning...

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:04 AM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • i would keep him home just to kind of recover and get rehydrated

    Answer by msechelon1211 at 10:11 AM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • keep the poor kid home to rest

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 10:14 AM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • Thank you all. He has been begging to go to school just wasn't sure if it was a smart idea.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:20 AM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • Keep him home.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 10:20 AM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • i'd keep him home

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:27 AM on Nov. 29, 2012

  • Our school's policy fever and/or vomit free for 24 hours before returning.

    Answer by aeneva at 1:46 PM on Nov. 29, 2012

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