Tomorrow we are having a massive BBQ party. it's something we do every year. We have 50 adults and 50 children coming. We have a tent, tables, chairs, bouncy castle, face painter, flowers, childcare and caterers all ready to go. The food is being prepared as I type. There is a LOT of food.
DD2 has been ill all week with flu-like symptoms and is still ill today although her temps over the last 24 hours have not been nearly as high as they were earlier in the week. No family is on hand to help and take her for the day.
Well, I doubt she will sit TBH - she likes a party. The TV won't be on because the party will be going on in the house and outside. I can't really confine her to a room because she just wont' stay put.
I suppose I'm most worried about the possibility of her passing her bug onto others. No-one seems to chuffed to be around the flu at the moment!
the more i think about it- i would be pretty upset if you didn't arn me beforehand.
could you imagine the thread on here on monday? "i went to a BBQ with my lovely best friend, but her little girl was quite clearly ill when we got there- and now my precious children have swine flu! - AIBU to clock her one?"
I was recently on immunosurpressive steroids- and didn't talk to everyone about it- i'd have been floored by swine flu at that point. it would have bene nice to have had the heads up so i could decide what i wanted to do...
MP - if she was vomiting and feeling a hideous as one does when they have a sick bug the of course I'd be keeping her in her room. But what is happening here is that I give her calpol and she's right as rain and raring to go and then flakes when they start to wear off a couple of hours later.
When she's dosed up then she's not going to understand why she can't go to the party that's downstairs. I'm not going to keep her off meds just to keep her feeling low so she'll be more amenable to staying in her room.
I do see your point, and I'm impressed that you managed to do what you did but DD's just not wiped out enough by whatever she's got to accept that without one hell of a fight.