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Take him to school sick?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
Here's the run down. Kiddo went to the doctor this morning and has an ear infection and was given amoxicillin.

This evening he was running a fever of 101.9

I have my well woman exam tomorrow and I can't reschedule, first of all it's too late and I'd have to pay a 50 dollar fee but it also took me months to get an appointment.

So take him to school tomorrow or take him with me? There is no alternative childcare and he's 3
Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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wrensong
by Pagan Mother on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Take him with you. He should not be at school since he is running a fever tonight

sweetmissy_05
by Gold Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:24 PM

No going to school with a fever.

Peaceful.chaos
by Ruby Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:24 PM
I know the schools here will send the kid home immediately if they have a fever. It might make you miss your appt if you have to go pick him up anyway.


Quoting Anonymous:

the fever is from the ear infection and he's on antibiotics, still not ok? At this point he's not contagious the fever is from the ear infection.



Quoting Peaceful.chaos:

You shouldn't take him to school with a fever.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM
See that's why in wondering. He's also acting fine, the only reason I knew he had a fever was because I kissed his forehead.

Quoting TxMommyOfBoys:

He isn't contagious. .
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM
True, and my appointment is 45 minutes from the school.

Quoting Peaceful.chaos:

I know the schools here will send the kid home immediately if they have a fever. It might make you miss your appt if you have to go pick him up anyway.




Quoting Anonymous:

the fever is from the ear infection and he's on antibiotics, still not ok? At this point he's not contagious the fever is from the ear infection.





Quoting Peaceful.chaos:

You shouldn't take him to school with a fever.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM

take him with you. never take a sick child to school.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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Wow. Your son has a fever and an ear infection and you want to send him off to school because it is easier on you? Real nice.
LucyHarper
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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Unless you absolutely need that $50 or you'll lose your house or food for a week, I would cancel the appointment, not send him to school, and keep that kid in bed. If you absolutely need to go, take him with you.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Even if he's not contagious, wouldn't the school eventually call you to pick him up? He can't be there with a fever contagious or not.
DolphinFan85
by Bronze Member on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM

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