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How long to stay off school after diarrhoea?

(15 Posts)
Posey Thu 21-Jun-07 21:52:51

Ds has had 3 very runny poos today, taken quite by surprise in that he had to rush to the loo. Actually felt okay in himself though.
If he has no more overnight, would you send him to school? He's 4.5, in school attached nursery.

MaureenMLove Thu 21-Jun-07 21:54:22

The rule at our school is 24 hours after it stops.

mummytosteven Thu 21-Jun-07 21:54:28

No, I would leave it a day, so it was a full 24 hours. Unless he'ld had a curry the night before or something that would obviously have caused it iyswim.

MrsSpoon Thu 21-Jun-07 21:57:43

I understand it to be 24 hours too and you have the added benefit in being able to spell 'diarrhoea' when you write the note. My DS1 has just been off with this and I made so many attempts at the spelling that in the end I just wrote "tummy bug"!

SlightlyMadSugar Thu 21-Jun-07 22:00:03

I would give him 24hrs.

There is now a notice at my swimming ppool saying a child cannot have their swimming lessons until they have been clear 14 days which I think was very excessive.

MrsSpoon Thu 21-Jun-07 22:05:48

I think the 14 day thing is particular to swimming pool use.

Posey Thu 21-Jun-07 22:09:59

Thank you, just the response I was wanting! Don't think they'd be too pleased if he passed it all around.

Lol at MrsSpoon! Learning diarrhoea (and a load of other unspellables) was homework once when I was a student nurse

MrsSpoon Thu 21-Jun-07 22:18:55

LOL! Don't suppose you have a little rhyme for it, like MI SS I SS I PP I for Mississippi?

SlightlyMadSugar Thu 21-Jun-07 22:21:46

Dash In A hurry Really Rush Or Else Accident

SlightlyMadSugar Thu 21-Jun-07 22:23:46

Ooo its not that is it? the rr and H are the wrong way round

southeastastra Thu 21-Jun-07 22:25:23

3 days here

SlightlyMadSugar Thu 21-Jun-07 22:25:49

Dash In A Rush Really Hurry Or Else Accident

MrsSpoon Thu 21-Jun-07 22:26:54

Like that,

How about 'Dash, In A Real Rush, Hurry Or Else Accident'? Wonder if I'll remember that?

MrsSpoon Thu 21-Jun-07 22:27:31

LOL x-posted!

SlightlyMadSugar Thu 21-Jun-07 22:30:17

Remebering hte Or Else Accident bit is enough for me. I can usually get the rest

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