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to be pissed off with mum at school ? Rent alert : It's regarding Swine Flu...

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Ok her dd started to be unwell on sunday, it was confirmed being Swine flu..He apparently got over it quickly, and was back at school today ??? Why ???????? The school gave us a letter saying to keep our children at least 7 days or not coming back at all in the case of symptoms ??? It's so inconsiderate for the other children..I know my ds will catch it at one point but would like to avoid it..I can't help myself,I'm paniking..and this cow sent her dd at school because he looked well enough, she has another dd and dh being sick at home with swine flu for god sake.......................

sweetfall Thu 16-Jul-09 17:42:36

Child is well child goes to school - it's the HPA advice

Have never heard anyone say to keep them off for 7 days, although have heard that the incubation period can be 7 days

hope that chills you out a bit

sweetfall Thu 16-Jul-09 17:43:28

Oh and they're not testing for 'swine flu' any more so 'confirmed' will mean the doctor said based on symptoms presented - but there seem to be a load of bugs going round at the moment so who knows?

Hulababy Thu 16-Jul-09 17:46:08

Current advice is that if a child/adult is no longer disp;ayign symptoms then they are find and not contagious and should go about their normal day.

We have had children and satff off from 2-3 days to over a week with suspected SF. They simply come back when well.

The fact that the otehr child and her DH are currently ill is irelevent TBH. The child who has had it and is now recovered won't be getting it fromt hem again, and won't be passing it on to others either.

LuluMaman Thu 16-Jul-09 17:47:17

got a letter today from school re swine flu

it says that if the child has swine flu and has been told that by a HCP, then they do not attend school. they can return to school when they are better

as this child has done.


LuluMaman Thu 16-Jul-09 17:48:14

calling her a cow because you are panicing is a bit off

for the vast majority , same as with regular seasonal flu, they will make a full recovery.

would you panic if a child had been off with regular flu?


Sorry but I'm not unreasonnable..we got a letter which says that you should wait 7 days after the firt symptoms...she didn't follow this at all..If it was my child I would have followed the advice, because I'm CONSIDERATE of others...Every schools gives away different advices and ours was 7 days quarantine. Thanks for your post.

LuluMaman Thu 16-Jul-09 17:53:09

then don;t ask if you are being unreasonable if you are so sure you aren't

LuluMaman Thu 16-Jul-09 17:53:46

again, would you be panicing if it was seasonal flu going round?


Whatever lulu, don't patronize me please.

mumeeee Thu 16-Jul-09 17:54:51

YABU. He is well and so he does not have to be kept off school for 7 days.

LuluMaman Thu 16-Jul-09 17:55:18

i am not patronising you, am asking if you would be as panicked if it was seasonal flu? which can also be fatal

if you are so sure you are right, don;t ask!

clearly you are feeling exceptionally pissed off , but there is not need to take it out on me

if you have been on MN more than 5 minutes, you know what the AIBU topic is like

memoo Thu 16-Jul-09 17:55:46

you can't post in 'Am i being unreasonable' and then get all huffy when someone says you are!!!!!

LuluMaman Thu 16-Jul-09 17:56:29

angry i loathe this sort of thread

i really do

you ask a question, you get an answer you disagree with, the OP gets defensive, what;s the point????

mosschops30 Thu 16-Jul-09 17:56:47

Ooh i love AIBU threads where the OP comes back and says 'I am not being unreasonable' grin
Why ask if you know the answer?

FWIW your ds and her dd were probably incontact before she exhibited symptoms so the fact that shes back at school doesnt make much difference. Also no 'confirmed' cases anymore, tis pandemic, if you have symptoms then you have it, simple as

memoo Thu 16-Jul-09 17:56:52

quote from the top of aibu page

"Note: Please bear in mind that this topic encourages posters to give their opinions - i.e. they might disagree with you"

stonethecrows Thu 16-Jul-09 17:57:13

YABU - makes no difference that others at home have the lurgy if child has already had it...

stonethecrows Thu 16-Jul-09 17:58:23

PS What exactly do you think you might be being unreasonable about???

EldonAve Thu 16-Jul-09 18:06:33


Drusilla Thu 16-Jul-09 18:09:14

Once you are well and your symptoms have gone you no longer have the active virus in your body and cannot spread it. If his symptoms have gone he no longer has it and can't spread it, so YABU

Tamarto Thu 16-Jul-09 18:09:59

Everyone should just stay indoors would be so much better. hmm

Fimbo Thu 16-Jul-09 18:14:12

There is a child at ds's school with symptoms of swine flu and is off recovering. (Notices put out first thing this morning in the playground).

Cue mass hysteria at the school today. 100's queuing for head to ask why school not closing.

Then tonight a mother picks her son up and immediately puts antibacterial gel on his hands.


Frasersmum123 Thu 16-Jul-09 18:14:25

YABU and now your getting defensive because noone agrees with you.

famishedass Thu 16-Jul-09 18:15:01

YABU - sorry but I think you'll feel a lot better if you resign yourself to the fact that your kids WILL, eventually, get swine flu and make a full recovery.

As Tommy Lee Jones's dad said in No Country for Old Men

"you can't stop what's coming"

sarah293 Thu 16-Jul-09 18:17:27

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