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Would you send your sick kid to school?

Anonymous
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My dd has had the flu and strep and has missed several days of school this year. Fast forward to yesterday. Dd has had temps of like 100.3, 100.5, 100.6, etc. we kept her home and took her to the pediatrician yesterday. (She also had a tummy ache. The doctor looked her over and said it's a cold send her to school (and sent a note w/ her). He says, unless her temp is over 101, she needs to go to school. Dd vomited once last night and still has a 100 fever of and on. WTF am I suppose to do? She doesn't feel great but her doc says send her to school? I'm terrified of truancy laws and her school requires dr's notes. IDK what to do?
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 8, 2013 at 7:29 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 8, 2013 at 7:33 AM
No advice? :-(
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 8, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Not sure what I'd do....bump!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 8, 2013 at 7:35 AM
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Wtf you want to send a kid to school vomiting and with a fever?

A kid should be fever free without meds and vomiting free for a min of 24 hours before sending them to school.

If my 8 year old catches the stomach bug, it is an automatic stay in the hospital. Do not send your kid to school sick.

Not only is it bad for your child, you now choose to infect everyone at school.
nursiepooLPN
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 7:35 AM
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If she is vomiting I'd keep her home.
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RaynesMommy07
by Ruby Member on Mar. 8, 2013 at 7:35 AM
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I would explain the situation to the teacher. Then tell her if you DD starts to feel worse or sick at all give you a call & you'll pick her up. I definitely would make the teacher(s) aware of it.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 8, 2013 at 7:35 AM
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Her dr said it isn't over 101 so she needs to go to school? He even gave a note to send her to school? I don't know what to do?
SB2217
by Silver Member on Mar. 8, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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If she's thrown up and not feeling good I would keep her home. If she only had a little temperature but was acting/feeling normal I would send her.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Mar. 8, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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Get another doctor. She is throwing up, I would never send my kid like that to school and I would also report that doctor if you can and confront him, because last I checked throwing up is not a common cold.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 8, 2013 at 7:37 AM
*off
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by Anonymous 5 on Mar. 8, 2013 at 7:38 AM
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Call your school and ask to talk to a nurse and ask what they think,  usually if you throw up they want you to wait 24 hours to come back to school.

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