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Do you keep your kid home after this?

My son threw up 2-3 times. He since feels better and has been able to keep down crackers, soup, and apple sauce. Im keeping him home tomorrow. Would you keep your kid home even if they are feeling better?

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Asked by SillyMomma at 10:21 PM on Dec. 12, 2012 in Kids' Health

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  • yes, our schools policy is no throwing up for 24hrs... even if they just throw up a little from coughing too hard or something, any throwing up in 24hrs and they need to stay home

    Answer by DreainCO at 10:23 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • Yeah my son just had this. He started throwing up at about 10pm one night, threw up all night until 7am then was fine all day, until about 5 pm when he did it once more. He was fine after that and that night but we kept him the next day anyway.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • I'd keep him home til he's been puke-free 24 hours.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 10:27 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • Probably, just to make sure.

    Answer by m-avi at 10:29 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • Fever or upchucking stays home for 24 hrs after the last episode, or the fever breaks.

    Answer by 29again at 10:45 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • Our school policy is they have to be fever, diarrhea and vomiting free for 24 hours so we stick to that.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 10:52 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • I have one that's prone to puking when nothing is really wrong... so if it was my DS, he held down his next meal and is fever free I'd send him. If it was my DD who never pukes I'd probably keep her home. It really depends on your child's PMHx and current signs & symptoms!!

    Answer by Crafty26 at 11:14 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • Thank you all, my son is seasonally apt to catching tummy bugs. Last year he pulled something similar to today, a few pukes then fine. I'm pretty sure both his school and daycare both have a 24 hour policy. Not 100% though cuz were new in this town. Thanks again all for the reaffirmation.

    Comment by SillyMomma (original poster) at 11:23 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • Sure would. I'm debating keeping my DS home tomorrow and he's been puke free for over 24 hours now already - but still not feeling too hot.

    Answer by idareyou at 11:40 PM on Dec. 12, 2012

  • I would keep him home.

    Answer by Dardenella at 12:07 AM on Dec. 13, 2012

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