My daughter had a slight headache Friday before school thought it was from how she slept. then she said her arm hurt , well she had hurt it the previous day. no fever etc. all of sudden at school during breakfast her head started pounding and she had a slight fever. so they called me to come get her and me at home with no vehicle thanks to hubby tearing up my vehicle. so luckily my aunt went to get her for me. She started complaining late last night of a sore throat so i got a friend to take her and i to the Dr. I noticed her breath had a odor but she no longer had a fever thanks to triamenic (however it spelled) the dDr checked her ears, they were fine, her throat was red and swollen so she did a strep test and sure enough she got strep again this year from the school. I can understand people sending the kids if they do not realize what is going on but i found these parents send them back while they are still contagious. This girl has had three bouts since she started this school :( thankfully she is on the medicine and the dr said by the time Monday comes she will not be contagious. but if she feels bad to keep her home. I just don't understand why when they tell you they are contagious you would send them in to school anyway.
I agree that some parents have no other option. I also agree it is not a good idea to send kids to school when you know they are sick or are concerned something is wrong. But in public schools, as someone mentioned already, you can only miss ten schools days total. My son catches everything under the sun. This school year alone he has had MRSA, Scarlet Fever, all day doctor appointments, and other minor illnesses. That is well over the ten day limit. But my child also goes to a private school. On days where he is feeling off and I notice he is getting sick, but does not have a fever or other notable signs, I will keep him home. Usually he does get sick and by keeping him home I feel I am doing the teachers and students a favor by not spreading the love. I don't like sending him when he has green snot constantly running out of his nose and very congested. So I don't.
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