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FannyMcAdams Thu 30-Nov-17 21:00:16

I’d like some advice from parents out there please.

If your child woke during the night and was suffering bad sickness and diarrhoea and vomited in their bed (top bunk). Would you make them (still feeling very sick) climb back up the ladder with a bin bag and make them strip their bed and clean the mess up?
My next question is: would you expect this to happen to your child in a paid JUNIOR boarding school?
After cleaning the mess up the child was taken to the school medical centre where they continued to suffer more sickness.

I’d appreciate as many views as possible before I take matters further and to ensure I’m not overreacting.

snackarella Thu 30-Nov-17 21:02:37

No I wouldn't expect any of that 😱😱

Solasum Thu 30-Nov-17 21:08:21

How old are they?

At home I would definitely sort it for a child. At school I think getting them to strip the bed is not so very bad in itself. Not as if they had to rinse out sheets/put them in washing machine/remake the bed

mustbemad17 Thu 30-Nov-17 21:09:47

No way. When i was at boarding school if you were ill you were whisked away sharpish; matron always dealt with anything like bedding. Imagine if he had carried on puking whilst cleaning up 😱

letsdolunch321 Thu 30-Nov-17 21:12:52

Firstly I would not expect a child who has been sick with the trots to climb up to an upper bunk and secondly I would expect some help
in changing my childs bed

SmellySphinx Thu 30-Nov-17 21:17:08

No I'd send the child to the toilet if they're still feeling/being sick, clean them up then get a change of clothing, change the bedding then give them a bag incase they were sick again. Definitely wouldn't expect any child to clean up their own sick wherever they were!

mogonfoxnight Thu 30-Nov-17 21:18:30

I am not a lone parent, sorry, I just happened to see this, and I think it is absolutely disgusting to get a child to climb back up on the bed and clear it up while feeling so unwell. I hope your dc is ok.

KangaPoo Thu 30-Nov-17 21:25:39

Sounds sadistic. Not the child's fault they were ill.

FannyMcAdams Fri 01-Dec-17 08:33:19

Sorry, it's my first ever post on here and not sure if I posted it in the right topic heading. My son is 11 and I've no problem with him changing his bed on any other occasion but I felt this was unfair whilst he was still suffering sickness and had to clean his own vom up. The Matron said she couldn't face the smell (it made her gag) and couldn't climb the steps of the bunk. This has all been investigated by the head of boarding and he's concluded that there was nothing else she could've done "given the circumstances". My argument is that boarding should have a Matron (or anyone) who is capable of dealing with such issues. He hasn't been back boarding since but he loves it (does 3 days a week) and it's such a shame this has happened.

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