Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Mom Confessions Mom Confessions

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
Replies (11-20):
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.

Posted on CafeMom Mobile
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - 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 1 - 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 5 on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM

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

Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM
1 mom liked this
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
1 mom liked this

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 7 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

 school

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN