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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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  • I would probably keep him home for at least one more day

    Answer by Alisim at 10:00 AM on Dec. 17, 2012

  • Our school policy is puke, diarrhea, and/or fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

    Answer by aeneva at 12:55 PM on Dec. 13, 2012

  • Yep, I'd keep him home.

    Answer by SWasson at 7:24 AM on Dec. 13, 2012

  • I would keep my child home. At DDs school they have to be a full 24 hours fever, vomit, or diarrea free before they can go back. I think thats when they are the most contagious and more likely to release their fluids on others.
    Keep him home to rest. For his sake, and for the health of everyone else.

    Answer by Mme.Langley at 12:54 AM on Dec. 13, 2012

  • yeah I would.

    Answer by Princess_s21 at 12:27 AM on Dec. 13, 2012

  • I would keep him home.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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