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To send ds into school today?

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ewokl Wed 02-Nov-16 01:42:10

We have just got home from a and e, ds had stomach pains turned out to just be too much acid in his stomach, he had some meds that will begin to help and some tablets for the next couple of weeks.

WIBU to send him into school tomorrow?

HicDraconis Wed 02-Nov-16 01:48:18

Depends how he's feeling, surely. If it's 1:40am where you are (the time of your post) then I probably wouldn't send him into school, he'll be exhausted. He may also still have some pain as it does take a while for antacids to start working.

If you're in a different timezone, he gets a decent night's sleep and is pain free in the morning then I don't see why not.

ewokl Wed 02-Nov-16 01:51:20

Yes, it's almost 2am...

HicDraconis Wed 02-Nov-16 01:55:17

It's 3 o'clock in the afternoon here smile

I'd think about keeping him off in that case. How old is he? He could probably use a day resting up after such a late night, especially with the added hustle of being in A&E. Do you have to send him to school later this morning?

ewokl Wed 02-Nov-16 01:57:13

He's 10.
Well, I have work confused but I don't want to be a bad mum!

TrishanFlips Wed 02-Nov-16 01:58:18

Let hi have the day off tomorrow to relax.

maggiecate Wed 02-Nov-16 02:01:53

Could you both go in late? Let him sleep until he wakes naturally, and then get him to school if he's feeling up to it.

HicDraconis Wed 02-Nov-16 02:03:41

If it's just you getting to work then I don't think that's a great reason, sorry. He's had a disrupted night, with pain requiring an A&E visit and he's not going to get enough sleep to be able to focus at school tomorrow. He needs a day resting and recovering.

I would take a day off to look after my child under those circumstances and for me to take a day off work causes major disruptions.

QueenLizIII Wed 02-Nov-16 02:26:56

If it happened to me I would call in sick to work. So I dont think he should go to school.

Trifleorbust Wed 02-Nov-16 06:44:32

Having been in A&E until the middle of the night, he is probably still in pain and exhausted. Yes staying off will cause disruption but it is probably what he needs today.

rainyinnovember Wed 02-Nov-16 06:50:46

No way should a ten year old be sent into school after being in hospital until nearly 3 in the morning!

megletthesecond Wed 02-Nov-16 06:58:31

No. He's been up too late and needs to rest. I'm strict with days off but even I would suck up the day off work for that.

GizmoFrisby Wed 02-Nov-16 07:05:39

I'd keep him off definately.

Ankleswingers Wed 02-Nov-16 07:08:43

Definitely keep him off

SoupDragon Wed 02-Nov-16 07:12:01

I would see how he is..

I thinkthe best idea is letting him wake up natuarally, see how he is then and send him in late if he is OK.

Lilaclily Wed 02-Nov-16 07:13:27

I'd keep him off
Hope you're both asleep flowers

maddiemookins16mum Wed 02-Nov-16 07:13:43

I'd send him in late, if he's feeling ok.

Haudyerwheesht Wed 02-Nov-16 07:17:10

Honestly if my 10 year old was in so much pain it required A&E there is NO way I'd be sending him to school less than 12 hours later. No way.

hazeyjane Wed 02-Nov-16 07:18:11

Keep him home.

I kept my dds off after they had been stuck at A+E with their brother until 2 am, they got to bed at 3. I rang school and they said, definitely keep them off - and it wasn't even them that had been ill!

legoqueen Wed 02-Nov-16 07:19:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NavyandWhite Wed 02-Nov-16 07:21:23

How is he this morning OP? Apart from being tired I bet. If he's up and not in pain I'd send him in I think.

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl Wed 02-Nov-16 07:24:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

That1950sMum Wed 02-Nov-16 07:30:06

Definitely keep him off school.

Hope he feels better.

Thirtyrock39 Wed 02-Nov-16 07:34:56

I hate having to ring in to work when kids are unwell I totally dread it but I think in this case you definitely should all you'd have to say is that you were in a and e till the early hours and I'm sure your employer would straight away understand . If you're really worried can you do any work from home??

Ditsy4 Wed 02-Nov-16 07:35:53

I think you should keep him at home. A& E can be a frightening experience for a child of that age. He has had pain and a disruptive night so he isn't going to be able to concentrate for the morning at least. I would keep him home and have a snuggly day with a duvet on the sofa and watch a film together.
Ring school and let them know and send a note to the teacher tomorrow so he can be looked after a little more and so they are aware.
I work in a school and I wouldn't send my child in after a night like that.
I hope he improves soon.

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