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To think DS should have been sent home after fainting?

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sunsetseasky Mon 04-Dec-17 17:19:48

DS fainted this morning in assembly. They asked him if he'd eaten and he said no, so they made him have some toast.

However, AIBU to think they really should have called me and sent him home?

Didntcomeheretofuckspiders Mon 04-Dec-17 17:20:37

YABU... if he had toast and felt better what was the need?

HarrietKettleWasHere Mon 04-Dec-17 17:21:19

Well no. If there's no other issues at play and he recovered after something to eat I'm sure he didn't need to go home.

ilovesooty Mon 04-Dec-17 17:21:27

If he fainted because he hadn't had anything to eat then he ate I don't see why he needed to go home. How old is he?

sunsetseasky Mon 04-Dec-17 17:21:36

I suppose I've never known him faint before. So to me, it was potentially pretty serious.

Sirzy Mon 04-Dec-17 17:21:38

How old?

If he was fine after the toast then I don’t see the issue. Just make sure he eats in future

HarrietKettleWasHere Mon 04-Dec-17 17:21:45

How old abs why hadn't he eaten at home though?

sunsetseasky Mon 04-Dec-17 17:22:18

10. Nearly 11. I don't know if it was because he hadn't eaten. He never eats in the morning and he hasn't ever fainted before.

sunsetseasky Mon 04-Dec-17 17:22:36

He never does harriet

ferrier Mon 04-Dec-17 17:22:55

It's not normal to faint after missing one meal. Surely he felt a bit odd for a whole after too. I'd want to come in and collect him.

ferrier Mon 04-Dec-17 17:23:07


sunsetseasky Mon 04-Dec-17 17:23:25

That's what I was thinking ferrier. He whacked his head when he fainted as well.

RedSkyAtNight Mon 04-Dec-17 17:24:34

So is he ok now? Was he ok for the rest of the school day? If the answer to both is "yes" then sounds like school correctly diagnosed the fainting as due to not eating (maybe he rushed round more than normal this morning). I'm sure if they'd been any reoccurence ie. the food hadn't sorted it, then they would have rung you.

ParadiseCity Mon 04-Dec-17 17:26:22

I used to faint in assembly on a regular basis. We stood in rows and I always had to stand at the end because I was such a common fainter. I have no idea why school never informed my parents even once! I think you should have been called.

Fwiw I grew out of it, it maybe the same for your DS, he will grow up to be a wonderful adult but addicted to mumsnet wink

Moanyoldcow Mon 04-Dec-17 17:31:38

If he was better after toast then it suggests he was hungry but I'd still want to have been told.

Why doesn't great breakfast? I don't know many kids who can cope well without breakfast, especially at school.

sunsetseasky Mon 04-Dec-17 17:32:03

The thing is, redsky, even if they were right, i feel it wasn't their call. I know some people are prone to fainting but DS isn't and especially as he whacked his head I feel I really should have been told. Even if they felt he was well enough to stay.

Moanyoldcow Mon 04-Dec-17 17:32:07

*doesn't he eat

sunsetseasky Mon 04-Dec-17 17:32:23

he just doesn't want it I suppose smile

formerbabe Mon 04-Dec-17 17:38:09

I think breakfast is pretty important for kids. My ds doesn't seem to have a brilliant appetite in the morning, but I insist he eats something. I take him food shopping and I tell him he can choose what he wants for breakfast for the week...then there's a better chance of him actually eating it. Even a cereal bar, banana and a glass of milk would be better than nothing.

saltandvinegarcrisps1 Mon 04-Dec-17 17:41:26

YANBU unless he lost consciousness in which case he needs medical review. Most of the time schools get criticised for sending them home for every little thing. I think they were sensible in their approach.

Moanyoldcow Mon 04-Dec-17 17:45:31

He really should be eating breakfast - plenty of evidence that children going in without breakfast aren't able to concentrate and perform as well. He's going around 18 hours without food - that's just way too long.

saltandvinegarcrisps1 Mon 04-Dec-17 17:45:55

Also - just because he's never fainted before despite not having breakfast doesn't mean he will always be Ok. At his age his body is changing and energy requirements will vary. He shouldn't be sleeping all night them going part of the morning with nothing in his stomach/low blood sugar. Bad for the brain/concentration too - he should be encouraged to find something he likes in the morning. My DS has tomato soup for about 2 years of primary!!

saltandvinegarcrisps1 Mon 04-Dec-17 17:46:50

X post with moanyoldcow (ironic as I am too)!

Tiredtomybones Mon 04-Dec-17 17:49:31

Yanbu. I’d have wanted at least a phone call to let me know what had happened.

MaisyPops Mon 04-Dec-17 17:51:53

YABU - He said he hadn't eaten. They gave him some toast. He was fine after.

They'll have kept an eye on him all day.

A note at the end of the day or teacher speaking to you at pickup would be good.

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