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Would you leave to go on a group trip while your 4 year old has been admitted into the hospital?

A family member of mine's little girl was admitted last night with pnuemonia (sp?) and a 105 degree temp. Her mother has been saving for a trip with a church group for months (out of state) that left this morning and decided to go.. The grandmother is up with the girl at the hospital, so she isn't alone but as a mother I couldn't understand how anyone could enjoy her trip away from a sick child. Maybe it is just me?.what would you do?


Asked by babycakes254 at 8:13 PM on Dec. 28, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (105)
  • I cant imagine a mother doing such a thing. I understand that we all need a break sometime and its not easy saving up money. However, children always come first. When you have kids, youre making a commitment to be there for them and do whats best for them. How must this child feel knowing the mother just left them at such a scarey time?

    Answer by KidCollector at 12:08 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • I would not go on the trip. Maybe she needed a break from the stress though, idk.

    Answer by Pnukey at 8:14 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • I would never leave my child in the hospital to go on a trip.

    Answer by fallnangel93 at 8:14 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • I would never ever ever ever ever ever leave my sick child even if they weren't hospitalized. That is terrible.

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 8:14 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • i wouldn't especially with the high temp..perhaps if the child was older and it was a stay for something a bit more routine...i still don't think i would go.

    especially with a 4 yr old.

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 8:15 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • I couldn't leave my child for a trip when they are sick, hospital or not...

    Answer by midnightmoma at 8:15 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • I would never do that. I would stay with my child.

    Answer by louise2 at 8:17 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Nope wouldnt be much as i may want to go, or feel like i need a break i wouldnt leave my babys side when they were sick!!!

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 8:17 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • no I wouldn't. My children come first.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 8:19 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • There is no way I could leave my sick child to go on a trip!!! How could she do that??


    Answer by Jazzmin7 at 8:19 PM on Dec. 28, 2009