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To make my children go to school with temperatures over 39

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Allfednonedead Wed 08-Feb-17 08:27:59

DS(6) and DTs(4). Two of them have temps over 39 but cheerful. The other no fever but complaining of not feeling well.
I've been up every night with them for five nights. The DTs don't go to nursery Mon-Tues, so it's been 24/7 since last Friday.
Given that they are all now clamouring for cake, WIBU to send them all to school?

DragonitesRule Wed 08-Feb-17 08:29:12


clickclickclick Wed 08-Feb-17 08:29:45

Yes yabu

Neolara Wed 08-Feb-17 08:30:25

Don't know. Often a smallish temp rise at breakfast time translates to a much higher temp by the afternoon / evening. Or it might not. Can be hard to call which way it will go.

DragonitesRule Wed 08-Feb-17 08:30:26

Sorry hit post too soon.

You know YWBU. They say they don't feel well and some have high temps.

Duvet/DVD day?

WeddingsAreStressful Wed 08-Feb-17 08:31:01

Yabvu. Even my very strict no nonsense parents wouldn't have sent me to school with a temp over 39! If anything, if they've had such a high temp for a week, you should be taking them to the GP

LouKout Wed 08-Feb-17 08:31:17

YabVU sorry

expatinscotland Wed 08-Feb-17 08:32:00

Yeah, YABVU!!

WhoKn0wsWhereTheTimeG0es Wed 08-Feb-17 08:32:21


RacoonBandit Wed 08-Feb-17 08:32:38


I tend to find when DC are ill they have ups and downs of being ill. Dt2 woke up at 7am feeling very grotty, tearful and zero energy. Shes had calpol and has perked up a bit but i know she will drop again in a few hours after the calpol has worn off.

Trifleorbust Wed 08-Feb-17 08:34:12

Isn't that really high? Clearly something wrong with them. YABU.

Allfednonedead Wed 08-Feb-17 08:35:01

The fever lasts about 3 days, they're just tag-teaming.
I spoke to the OOH dr on Sunday when DT2 spiked to 41.6, and was told not to worry as long as ibuprofen brought it down. I was also told to go by their demeanour not their temperature. Hence my thinking it might be reasonable, as they're all pretty bouncy, albeit snotty.

user1483387154 Wed 08-Feb-17 08:36:39

YABU especially as you say they are 'tag teaming it' as they could give it to anyone who is also at the pool.

VolunteeringSucks Wed 08-Feb-17 08:37:09

They'd be sent home in 5 minutes!

My school call me at 38. 39 is getting towards the danger zone for convulsions

sofato5miles Wed 08-Feb-17 08:37:31


Isadora2007 Wed 08-Feb-17 08:37:33

YABU. They've clearly passed it between them so you know it is contagious. So you're being unreasonable sending them to pass this on knowingly.
It's easier when all are unwell surely just to keep them all off anyway. Than taking the ill one (you weren't sending the one who actually feels unwell were you???) with you to school drop off and pick up etc.

Iwasjustabouttosaythat Wed 08-Feb-17 08:37:41

It won't last. Don't send them.

GeorgeTheHamster Wed 08-Feb-17 08:39:08

Yes. Don't send them.

Allfednonedead Wed 08-Feb-17 08:39:54

Sigh. You're all right, of course. I was just hoping that by some miracle I'd get an hour of uninterrupted sleep before having to pick them up.

mambono5 Wed 08-Feb-17 08:41:07


It's not fair on anyone else to spread their germs for a start not going into a huge rant against THESE parents
It's even worst if one is obviously not feeling well, they should be able to stay safely at home and have a cuddle instead of being dumped at school.

Allfednonedead Wed 08-Feb-17 08:41:23

The infectiousness is my real reason.m for keeping them off though. They're really all fine in themselves, which makes it so much more frustrating.

NotBadConsidering Wed 08-Feb-17 08:41:43

YANBU. Unless you're using a proper axillary thermometer. Most home used, pharmacy bought thermometers are inaccurate and if the kids are happy it's unlikely their temp is properly high. I've never seen a genuine temperature of 41.6 recorded in a sick child in any hospital monitoring in the last 15 years of paediatrics. If the kids are happy, hungry for cake and not wanting to lie in bed, they can go to school.

Allfednonedead Wed 08-Feb-17 08:42:38

DS has just robot-walked in demanding a 'robot-hug'. I'm not heartless, honest! Just sleep-deprived and fed up with bloody CBeebies.

Allfednonedead Wed 08-Feb-17 08:48:06

notbadconsidering See, that's my thinking. Unfortunately, the point about infrctiousness still holds, so I'm condemned to another miserable day of cheerfully demanding children and exhaustion.
Sympathy, please?

user1471554921 Wed 08-Feb-17 08:50:29

I would be very surprised at any doctor saying a temperature of 41.6 was fine.

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