Year 6 SATS......DS1 has tonsilitis.....what a trouper he was!

(71 Posts)
Ruprekt Mon 13-May-13 14:41:38

Poor ds. Woke up with raging temperature, ear ache, swollen glands, headache. hmmhmm

Gave him calpol and took him in to see the HT.

Everyone was fab and sooooo kind to him.

He did the reading comp at 9.15am and the school receptionist gave him ibuprofen at 10am. At break he went for a snooze and was then given Lucozade and a bag of crisps.

I could have taken him home but he wanted to stay to do the short writing task.

He says it all went well and he is proud of what he did. He is now sleeping on the sofa til we see the nurse at 3pm.

Of all the days to be poorly!! shockshockshock

Sparklingbrook Mon 13-May-13 14:45:31

Well done to him! How horrible though-tonsilitis is vile. Come over to the OMG it's Sats week thread. smile

lljkk Mon 13-May-13 16:27:50

DD has been off all day after vomiting & not sleeping last night; she will have up to 3.5 hours of exams tomorrow, as a result, gulp. They applied for & received an alternative schedule. Thankfully she seems to finally be recovering.

Ruprekt Mon 13-May-13 16:33:08

Lljkk.....what a nightmare!! shockshock

Ds would not have gone in if he was vomiting but he was desperate to go in with his friends. hmmhmm

lljkk Mon 13-May-13 16:46:30

Well, it's been rather exciting. Not least because she is so extremely keen to take these tests (likes a challenge). We all half-hoped she'd come in for the afternoon, but realised by noon that not a chance of that. She didn't really perk up until 2pm+. She is under orders to have no contact with other yr6s, no Internet, no texting. Now eating cereal & seeming pretty much herself.
I am avoiding the other SATs threads so can avoid being accused of trying to get question info (hopefully).

DD's teacher said this is the first time (in 4 yrs?) that he's had any child off ill during SATs week. He was concerned but not worried when I told him; whereas the HT looked outright panicked when she heard the news. Later happy enough once the alternative schedule approved. Apparently they have to ring up on some over-congested phone line to beg ask for a timetable variation.

Ooo, lljkk, do avoid the other thread. I may have said too much, blush though, TBH, you couldn't question spot from the info given.

Sparklingbrook Mon 13-May-13 17:06:16

It's fine Ellen there isn't anything on the thread that would give anyone an advantage TBH.

I did try to be vague yet informative. wink Hope I got the balance right.

lljkk Tue 14-May-13 06:06:56

Don't worry, I'm not reading closely anyway. It's really just DD that isn't supposed to learn any new info. She'd be horrified to get her marks from anything but her own efforts.

She was throwing up last night at 9pm, but has slept well all night, at least. I imagine she'll stagger in for the first test today & go from there whether she completes any others. She says today's exam (G&S) is the easiest by far (for her).

School will move heaven & earth to get her to complete L3-5 test, My real problem is if she can't complete L6. She could get hysterical about it (arghh....)

Ruprekt Tue 14-May-13 06:50:45

Ds woke at 5.30am and feels worse than yesterday hmmhmm

Gave him calpol to take down temp and will see what he wants to do in a little while.

Poor ds.

Hope your dd is ok lljkk. smile

lljkk Tue 14-May-13 06:59:40

They can apply for a timetable variation if he really doesn't feel up to it. Bit of a faff, because they won't be sure of the procedure themselves, but possible. I think today's morning test is "only" 45 minutes.

DS was wiped out with tonsilitus back when he was 7. Hope yours is better soon.

Sparklingbrook Tue 14-May-13 07:33:24

Hope all the poorly DC are ok today. sad

DS2 is up, and eating breakfast, looking at his SPAG stuff even though I told him not to bother. hmm

Last year at my school one lad was off poorly the first day and took the paper he missed later on that week. He had to spend breaks and lunchtime with a teacher, though!

piratecat Tue 14-May-13 10:43:13

llkjj deffo sounds like the 24 hour bug my dd had on thurs/frid i mentioned on the other thread.

hope she continues to improve.x

LackaDAISYcal Tue 14-May-13 11:25:29

Aw poor DS Ruprekt sad. Mine has a similar bug (I've had it since last week) and was sent home yesterday afternoon. He has just come home again as the teachers sent him home after the spelling test this morning and has gone straight to bed.

Poor lamb. I was miserable with this over the weekend and am still feeling wiped out now. To have to do something that involves thinking as well would have finished me off!

TheDeadlyDonkey Tue 14-May-13 16:30:54

DD was ill yesterday, she spent the whole day today away from her friends, spent break times sitting outside the head teachers office.
Apparently her life is ruined!
I hope to god she can sit it soon!

lljkk Tue 14-May-13 16:48:49

Why not all done now, though, DD?

DD is all better, had 7 tests, 4.5 hours of SATs today. She's going out tonite with friends to make up for all-day-isolation.

TheDeadlyDonkey Tue 14-May-13 17:06:03

Apparently the school have put in for a timetable variation. They're waiting to hear when she can do it. One teacher suggested it might be next week.

She's keen to stay at home for the rest of the week, rather than feel so isolated for so long sad

lljkk Tue 14-May-13 17:14:12

Your poor DD, mine would hate that too!

odd, maybe DD's HT was very specific about rescheduling for today so that was why she knew instantly. DD has a residential next week so that was out.

Ruprekt Tue 14-May-13 21:56:37

Can you get a rash with a viral infection?

Ds has a pinkish tinge to him tonight. Not like a red meningitis type rash....just a tinge. hmmhmm

Still managing his temperature with calpol and ibruprofen. hmm

Dancergirl Tue 14-May-13 23:28:02

OP, I really hope your ds hasn't infected other children in the class.

Sorry but you should really have taken the decision to keep a child that poorly at home.

Sparklingbrook Wed 15-May-13 06:47:13

I didn't think Tonsilitis was contagious.

Ruprekt Wed 15-May-13 07:54:52

Tonsilitis is not contagious....

Thanks for your opinion Dancergirl (as if We are not stressed enough hereangryangryangry)

Grammaticus Wed 15-May-13 07:57:36

My son had a rash with tonsillitis as a baby. The GP said it was normal.

lljkk Wed 15-May-13 08:02:46

Why didn't Dancer pick on me, I sent a recently vomiting kid in, after all. They would have enthusiastically had her come in mid vomit-bug only she couldn't even get off the sofa. (Sulk)

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