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advance01 Mon 15-Oct-12 01:48:03

Dd vomited in the car on the way home from the cinema. (had consumed lots of popcorn and fizzy pop)
Since getting home had eaten and drank normally and feels well.
Should I send her to school or keep her off for 48 hours?

I'd send her in personally

OldLadyKnowsNothing Mon 15-Oct-12 03:07:04

Me, too.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Mon 15-Oct-12 03:07:40

Unless she's also been exposed to a bug, of course.

GhostofMammaTJ Mon 15-Oct-12 04:08:09

Send her in, she is not ill, she has over-indulged!

advance01 Mon 15-Oct-12 07:32:23

Thats what I thought.

Nahla321 Mon 15-Oct-12 07:34:35

If she feels well enough and seems her normal self then I would send her. You can always have a word with school and tell them to ring you if there is any problems.

teenagersmother Mon 15-Oct-12 07:35:21

seems very unfair on school who will go by health guidelines that state 48 hours after last episode of vomiting. can you be 100% sure that the popcorn and fizzy pop caused the vomiting ?
This is how bugs get shared so easily.....

advance01 Mon 15-Oct-12 07:39:14

I strongly suspect it was that and car journey. Obviously can't be 100% sure I guess. Although generally when she has a bug there is more than 1 episode which hasn't happened this time.

GordonsAlive Mon 15-Oct-12 07:42:07

If I kept dd off every time she threw up in the car, she'd hardly ever be there! She does suffer travel sickness though (growing out of it hopefully...2 long car journeys yesterday and no chunder!)

lisad123 Mon 15-Oct-12 07:43:58

Personally I wouldn't.

BrittaPerry Mon 15-Oct-12 07:44:08

How old is she, and will it be fairly simple for someone to be at home with her? Is there a particular reason for her to be at schoo?

advance01 Mon 15-Oct-12 07:50:41

7 and would be easy to keep her home. Just seems daft to miss 2 days of school if well but of course don't want to spread germs if it was a bug. Tough dilemma.

hobnobsaremyfave Mon 15-Oct-12 08:20:38

Why not keep her off today and if clear send her tomorrow? She will have been 36 hours clear then.

ThreeWheelsGood Mon 15-Oct-12 08:20:50

Send her!

babybythesea Mon 15-Oct-12 08:27:19

I'd keep her home for a day as hobnobs suggested.
You are fairly sure but can't be 100% sure that it's not a bug.
If it's not you risk passing it round a class of kids and their teacher, which isn't fair.

babybythesea Mon 15-Oct-12 08:27:43

If it is (a bug), I mean... clearly.

hazeyjane Mon 15-Oct-12 08:31:50

Is there a bug going round the school? Dd1 did this the other week, lots of juice and chocolate then some very fast spinning on a roundabout in the park, she was sick once then fine. I kept her off school because although i was convinced it was just the spinning, there was a stomach bug going around - the next day dd2, me and ds all came down with it, so I was obviously wrong and it was the bug she must have just had a mild dose of it, but i was glad i'd kept her off.

LST Mon 15-Oct-12 08:37:04

I'd send her! Defiantly over indulged. Has she complained of feeling poorly since? x

LST Mon 15-Oct-12 08:37:29

Sorry don't know where the x come from. V

LST Mon 15-Oct-12 08:37:53

Same place as the v so it would seem hmm

QuintessentialShadows Mon 15-Oct-12 08:41:43

I wouldnt.

Bugs are often set off by sugary stuff, as they "feed" on fat and sugar.

(Which is why I usually avoid vomiting during tummy bugs, as I start restricting my diet as soon as one of the kids are sick)

MrsKeithRichards Mon 15-Oct-12 08:43:00


Kalisi Mon 15-Oct-12 08:45:36

grin LST. I'd send her in but then again I'm a bit mean!

wheremommagone Mon 15-Oct-12 08:45:56

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