Normally I make them go regardless <mean mummmy> but a third of DD's reception year were off today. As well as the DC, I have elderly MIL & FIL with dementia to consider, as DH pops in every day to help them and can't risk giving them the bug.
So, would you keep them at home? I would go in and get their homework.
Is it the norovirus? My dd's school had that! She vomited in every bed in the house. First her own at 11pm, mine at 1 am, the spare bed at 4 am. Finally, we were all sleeping on the sofa. The whole house reeked of vom.
a work colleague of mine has been off for a few days with a terrible sickness bug. He's had four days of being really really poorly, bless him. Am hopnig as I didn't see him on his last day in the office that I dont catch it!
ooh do you think the homework will be germ-ridden? Don't know what the bug is but is must be pretty virulent. According to my DC kids were throwing up in the corridors but then again they could be exaggerating.
We've just had it at my DCs school, luckily they got away with a bit of a tummy upset and running to the loo every five minutes but some kids were really poorly. I would definitely keep them off school. One day off will not affect their future career prospects I'm sure
Norovirus is dire. Dd2 couldn't stop throwing up for about a week - nightmare keeping her from being dehydrated. Eventually she had to have some medicine from GP which stopped vomiting... then I got diarrhoea from hell!! Avoid if poss!
oh yes, norovirus is foul, we all had this last christmas, i have very strong memories of trying to sleep in a toddler bed with dcs in turn sleeping sat up in the armchair beside me so they did not choke, then spending a night half sleeping on the landing floor to be near the loo. and that lovely smell of vomit and dettol. nice and christmassy LOL !
wards of our hospital were closed because of it,schools half empty and i still saw people from all walks of life NOT WASHING THEIR HANDS after using the public loos
so no, YANBU, these things spread like wildfire in schools
Yep my dad is head of environmental health and he says the only way to stop spread of norovirus is to have a team of cleaners moving through the building spraying everything routinely touched by lots of people ie door handles, bannisters, phones etc with a bleach spray every hour then should have stopped the spread. He had to recommend it to companies when they got epidemics last year and just couldn't kepp staff in!
Tis a nasty bug - avoid at all costs - and wash was wash your hands!
Yes I lost about 1/2 stone in a couple of days.... But it is a virus, so there must be some immunity year on year... Perhaps like chicken pox, it's something you have to have to get out of the way? Or is this completely wrong?!