To be absolutely fucking fuming that DS2 has been sent home from nursery with impetigo?

(104 Posts)
AwfulCuntForTheButter Wed 11-Nov-15 23:57:00

The staff were incredibly cavalier about it and said 'it's been going about for a few days'.

They're quick enough to call whenever they want money, but they couldn't let parents know about something highly contagious?

GruntledOne Thu 12-Nov-15 00:00:34

YABU. The very high chances are that he would have caught it whether they'd told you or not. Children do get infections, that's life.

justabigdisco Thu 12-Nov-15 00:10:01

I don't see what your problem is. Are you 'fucking fuming' that he's caught it or that he's been sent home? Either way, meh, shit happens. Would you have kept him at home if they'd told you it was going around? For how long?!

AnnieOnAMapleLeaf Thu 12-Nov-15 00:12:23

If he's in a daycare setting, he is going to get things like impetigo and worse! I don't understand why you are so angry.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Thu 12-Nov-15 00:16:54

I don't understand either, would you have kept him off if you'd known it was going round? I would have thought that there are similar infections doing the rounds constantly in a nursery.

vvviola Thu 12-Nov-15 00:17:27

Having gone through a nasty bout of impetigo with DD2 this time last year (bad impetigo, high temp, spread up into her eye, severe allergic reaction to antibiotics and weeks of nasty eczema as a side effect - November was truly a month from hell) I sympathise. Impetigo is nasty and if I had a choice I'd protect my kids from it. But. It's one of those things that just goes around. It might have been nice if they had let parebts know (a bit like they do with chicken pox), but would you have kept your DC away from nursery the whole time? Until everyone was clear? But of course you can't know when everyone is clear - because it's just one of those things that goes around. We never found out where DD2 got it from.

Cloudyflower Thu 12-Nov-15 00:17:47

If you don't want him to cwtch any common childhood infections then don't send him to nursey!

God help you when he starts school.

PaintedTshirt Thu 12-Nov-15 00:19:50

If they had to call all parents every time something contagious was going round they'd spend all day everyday on the phone.

It's a nursery, kids catch stuff confused

Cloudyflower Thu 12-Nov-15 00:22:48

I meant catch blush

coffeeisnectar Thu 12-Nov-15 00:24:31

My oldest caught so much in her first year of nursery, she seemed to be at home more than in. Conjunctivitis (several times), colds, d and v, chicken pox, viruses ....endlessly ill. It's what happens when your child, previously only in contact with a few people, is suddenly introduced to a whole new group of children who are likely to have siblings at school and parents out at work who are all liable to pass things on. Your child's immune system takes a battering for a while and then hopefully it evens out and your dc and all the others stop catching everything going.

DD got sent home with impetigo a few months ago. Except it wasn't - she's had a slightly blocked tear duct in one eye, since birth. They assumed that the stickiness (and complete lack of eye rubbing or redness) meant it was impetigo. I had to get a doctor's letter & have them photocopy it so they wouldn't send her home again with a non-existent illness which recurs every single time she catches a cold. £40 childcare costs for a service not provided, & an emergency day off work because they didn't check the symptoms properly. I wasn't thrilled & neither was the doctor at having to write the letter which the nursery insisted they provide instead of antibiotics.

Piratepete1 Thu 12-Nov-15 00:36:28

Wait until he gets worms!

ReginaBlitz Thu 12-Nov-15 00:38:04

Yes I'd be fuming, fuming at the twat of a patent that sent their kid school with it.

ReginaBlitz Thu 12-Nov-15 00:38:25

Parent

ChipsandGuac Thu 12-Nov-15 02:04:06

I was pretty upset when my kid was reinfected with imetigo on return to school because a couple of dumb arse parents thought their kids had flea bites.

PatrickPolarBear Thu 12-Nov-15 02:19:49

Where I live in the US, state law requires daycare providers to notify parents when there is a contagious illness doing the rounds. They give every parent a pink slip with information on what the illness is, symptoms and required treatment. Do you come from a country where this is the norm, OP?

I actually find it isn't that helpful to have prior warning anyway because if they're going to get it they're going to get it.

DeepBlueLake Thu 12-Nov-15 04:25:48

Yabu.

Yes it's annoying but that what you get when you send your child to nursery, they are going to catch various illnesses, nurseries don't have time to notify parents of every illness going.

Blueberry234 Thu 12-Nov-15 05:07:58

Definitely BU my son recently had hand foot and mouth and impetigo in the same week, doesn't attend nursery just attends playgroup unless you want to keep your child on a bubble then you have to accept they catch stuff

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Thu 12-Nov-15 05:47:12

YABU. DD has never been to nursery and caught impetigo and H,F&M from a friend who's baby did go to nursery. Part and parcel of having a child! Both times the friend didn't have any visible symptoms when we socialised with them.

parrotonmyshoulder Thu 12-Nov-15 05:54:52

But don't you that perhaps the other children's parents didn't realise they'd got it - until it was apparent at nursery and they got sent home.

Then you sent your, presumably symptom free, child in - and they got sent home.

Tomorrow, you could be the parent being criticised on here for sending your child in to infect others.

But that would be stupid, right? Because you didn't know your child had it. Until they had it. And then you knew.

Enjolrass Thu 12-Nov-15 06:36:51

Ds caught chicken pox at nursery.

It had been going round. As it does.

The nursery do their best and send kids home and tell the parents at which stage they should bring them back.

But by that time it's already spread. There isn't much they can do.

We were lucky with ds. Dd caught all sorts. Including conjunctivitis on more than one occasion.

It's par for the course. If you want your nursery to call you, the minute a child gets sick, or is off sick so you can take your child home, tell them that.

Even then, many things are contagious before the child shows symptoms. So that doesn't guarantee, your child won't get sick.

confusedandemployed Thu 12-Nov-15 06:40:25

Really? Do you understand how incubation works? You know, that symptoms will not manifest until way later than actual contagiousness?

It's nursery. It will happen again. And again. And again so you'd better get used to it.

confusedandemployed Thu 12-Nov-15 06:41:01

infectiousness.

SevenSeconds Thu 12-Nov-15 06:52:10

Do you mean they should have let you know it was going around so you could have removed him in advance? If so your child wouldn't spend much time at nursery! There's always something going around.

MrsGradyOldLady Thu 12-Nov-15 06:58:24

I don't think you're being unreasonable. I had 3 children that I used a nursery for and none of them had impetigo. I used 2 different nurseries and a pre school (so 3 altogether) and they were all quote strict with infectious diseases as well as being kept very clean.

They all caught colds and chickenpox at nursery as they're hard to control but they never caught impetigo, worms or headline. Well not at nursery anyway - the worms and headlice came when they started school.

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