Sent home from school sick - insanity, please read (sorry it got a little long)
Wednesday I got a call from the school nurse. My 6 year old threw up a little bit after lunch. She didn't have a fever, but I took her to see the doctor if for no other reason just to get a note so if she had to miss school the next day it would be an excused absence.
After checking her out and doing a rapid strep test the doctor determined that she probably just ate something that didn't agree with her and cleared her to return for school the next day.
Thursday morning she felt fine so I sent her to school. Three hours into the day I get another call from the school nurse saying that although my daughter was fine, it is school policy that they cannot return to school for 24 hours after vomiting. I argued that the Doctor cleared her to return to school. I even argued the angle that by the time they realized she was there, if you did the math, it HAD been 24 hours since she was sick. They didn't care, they wanted me to pick her up right away.
When I picked her up they told me that she told them that she had thrown up earlyThursday morning before everyone woke up. That was the first I heard of that, but made me look like a jerk for arguing with them. Because of this they asked me not to bring her to school Friday.
I think she might be suffering from some temporary indigestion, who knows. She hasn't been sick again since and is totally fine. I'm so annoyed. Now she has missed 2 half days of school and one whole day all over some indigestion... I realize where they are coming from with their policy, but I don't understand why being cleared to return to school by her doctor isn't good enough.
Thanks for listening to my rant.
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