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Broken collarbone, how long to keep off school?

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clarie Sun 09-Oct-11 23:45:04

Hi have any of you got experience of a broken collarbone in your children?

Ds is 11 and broke his last Saturday it was complicated by his muscle going into spasm so was put onto Co-codamol, he hasn't been back to school yet.

School have been asking for him to go back ASAP as he has just started high school and I think (as well as their figures) they are worried about him becoming anxious about school, it has never been a problem though he loves school.

We were planning on him going back tomorrow but today he has been so pale and not himself, in pain and saying his little finger is numb again.

I would like some idea how long other children have been off for, I obviously won't be sending him tomorrow but don't want to a) send him back too soon or b) be too cautious and keep him off too long.

Sorry if this doesn't make a lot of sense, I need to go to bed xx

mumof4sons Mon 10-Oct-11 20:20:07

When my son ds broke his collarbone I kept him off school for a week. He was in quite a bit of pain and wasn't sleeping very well because it was uncomfortable. He was a bit anxious that it might get knock also when moving about from class to class. By the end of the week, he was ready to go back and not so sore.

I would ask the school to send some work home (via email or through a friend) so he won't get too far behind. (I work in a school and we do this all the time.)

Here's to a speedy recovery.

clarie Tue 11-Oct-11 21:55:45

Thank you for your reply mumof4sons he is still off today and I'll have to ring them tomorrow to say he'll be off again.

He is shattered and still in pain, this has really taken it out of him, I've never seen him sit so still (and he's not on the computer games as he can't use them). We've had work sent home which he has done so we'll keep plodding along like this, it's 7 days school missed now so I'm getting anxious but he's not one to try it on (when he broke his arm last year in primary school he was back the next day) so I'll go with how he feels.

Thanks again smile

jenniec79 Tue 11-Oct-11 21:59:46

As soon as he's comfy enough to concentrate he'll be fine.

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