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SoupDragon · 06/03/2007 13:11

... was sent home for being sick at chool, appears to be absolutely fine now and will have to be sodding well off school tomorrow, getting in my hair, because of the 24 hour rule?

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damewashalot · 06/03/2007 13:12

Yes sorry you did ask


belgo · 06/03/2007 13:12

Well it's better then him staying at school when he's ill isn't it?


helbel3 · 06/03/2007 13:13

this happened to me, the school nurse phoned me to collect ds1, when I got there nothing wrong with him. Told his teacher that nurse should check with her first, as he teacher thought he was ok to but the nurse had already called. Got work from his teacher and he sat and did it all afternoon. Took him to school the next, not ill sod 24 hour rule


SoupDragon · 06/03/2007 13:14

Oh, I know but it is still annoying It's the fact that he bounces back immediately and spends the rest of the day annoying the hell out of me that is the most irritating bit! He'll be doubly irritating tomorrow too and it was the only day I had nothing that I had to do. I was looking forward to it

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SoupDragon · 06/03/2007 13:16

Ah, but he has actually thrown up at school and they can't go in for 24 hours after being sick.

He's just come in to tell me he's bored. He's meant to be doig his homewrk

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GameGirly · 06/03/2007 13:17

Same problem with DD2, although thanks to my lovely sister stepping into the breach and picking her up from school, she's now round at her house, running around the garden with her 2-year old cousin dressed as spiderman. We're new at the school so I have no idea if there's a 24 hour rule or not, but I have every intention of sending her in tomorrow. She's got a sensitive tummy at the best of times so she probably either ate too much or something didn't agree with her.


Chocolate1000 · 06/03/2007 13:22

Would you want someone else's child going in with a sicky tummy? My DD was sent home from school for vomiting a few months ago and she was off the best part of a week - she'd picked up a bug from somewhere (probably some other child who'd spewed in school). The school are only trying to protect the whole school community from contagion.


SoupDragon · 06/03/2007 13:28

And if you read my posts carefully you'll see that I'm not sending a sicky child into school.

It's still fecking annoying though.

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damewashalot · 06/03/2007 13:46

Sorry posted then went and had lunch.

Yes you are being unreasonable but I would be just as put out if it was one of mine
He will be fine tomorrow and drive you mad but that's life


Marina · 06/03/2007 13:48

Dd did this to me last week soupy. One spectacular chunder at 5pm on a Sunday night, I Did The Right Thing and kept her off school on Monday, she was embarrassingly well and frisky at the school gates and under my feet all day, the rascal


SofiaAmes · 06/03/2007 14:24

I had the same thing yesterday!!! School nurse called to say ds was throwing up violently and really congested and in reallly bad shape. I immediately leave work and rush over to school to pick him up. Turns out actually he had only thrown up once and that was just after a large lunch and running around the playground in the blazing hot sun (it's in the 80's here!). (Ds never ever gets tummy bugs, but often will vomit if he has a bad cough). And yes, he has a runny nose, but he'd be off 365 days a year if I kept him home for a runny nose. I will be sending him in if he's fine in the morning. Luckily we don't have a 24 hour rule. I do think sometimes you have to let the parents use their own best judgement to decide whether their child is contagious or not.


Polgara2 · 06/03/2007 14:29

How come when mine are sick they stay ill for several days? Grossly unfair! I cannot remember one time when they have been fine the next day? Am I breeding the wrong type of child ?


SHOSHAlee · 06/03/2007 14:32

Trouble is not all parents are sensible and keep them off if contagious. I an a CM and the amount of parents who don't tell you that the child is sick in the night, and then bring them in ,for the child to through up, and spread the contagion around is unbelievable. But yes it is really annoying when the little blighters are sick and then appear to be fine, doesnt mean tho that the virus is clear. That's why the 24 hour rule. I have had to shut mt childcare with tummy bugs that have wiped us all out, cos a parents hasn't stuck to the 24 hour rule.


Chocolate1000 · 06/03/2007 17:43

I didn't say that you were sending a sick child into school but the 24-hour rule is obviously there for a reason. It does fall hard when it's a 'one-off' incident but personally, I'd rather my DD was with me the next day if she had been sick at school just in case she repeated her performance.

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