to not send dd1 to school because
junkinmytrunk · 10/01/2008 09:12
dd2 has been up all night with sickness & diarrehea(sp?)
She can't keep anything down atm. Seems a bit of a coincindence that we were at the gp's yesterday for dd1 2nd mmr and now dd1 is ill.
I have no one else to take dd1 to school and plus I don't want dd1 to pass any germs she may have picked up from dd2 round her class/school.
Rang the school office to let them know I wouldn't be bringing dd1(age 5) in to school and got told I should have taken her.
But I disagree, our local hopital has 3 wards closed because of the virus, I don't want to spread it round the school.
belgo · 10/01/2008 09:17
you did the right thing in not taking her to school.
I'm a bit confused as to your comment about the MMR - do you think the MMR is causing the vomiting bug? Or do you mean that's she's picked up the bug from another patient at the GP's surgery(that seems more likely to me).
Hecate · 10/01/2008 09:17
You did what you thought best. If you have nobody to take dd1 to school, were you supposed to take dd2 with you, vomiting and pooping all the way?
Ok, yes, if she was not ill, there was no reason for her not to go to school - you can't guard everyone against germs, they are brought in from each home daily anyway! probably loads of folks have sickness in their houses atm.
But if the reality is that there is no way for her to get to school, then there's really nothing you could have done, is there?
Don't worry about it.
nametaken · 10/01/2008 09:18
YABU, if your DD1 is not ill then she should be at school. You need to make friends with another one of the mums to share the school run and help out with situations such as these.
You do need to find some backup for these circumstances, like everyone else does.
Hope your DD2 feels better soon - I understand it's a 24 hour thing.
Clarinet60 · 10/01/2008 09:23
I'm on your side. You did the right thing in shielding others as dd1 will almost certainly be carrying the bug. Where I would have differed is that I'd have been less honest and said that dd1 looks pale and wobbly too and you're keeping her off in case she voms on the teacher's feet. The way this bug goes, that will probably come true soon anyway. You'd think teachers would be grateful at not having more sick to clean up, wouldn't you?
yorkishbirdy · 10/01/2008 09:28
Well I think it is perfectly reasonable, if dd2 has it then in all likelyhood dd1 will hae it tomorrow, which means she has the germs now to pass on, the fact that other people send hildren in carrying the germs is not your fault, you are doing your bit to contain the virus.
Personaly I am considering taking my children out of school as soon as I hear of the first case in our school and sending them back when it is over, I feel strongly that, with something as virilent as this they are bound to get it if it hits the school and therefore miss school time, why shouldn't I have them at home healthy (and keep them that way) rather than have them at home poorly and miserable! (Ok, I probably won't, I will give in to the contraints of society, be a "good" mummy and leave them to get ill along with the rest)
Notquitegrownup · 10/01/2008 09:29
I'm on your side too, but I guess the school office have to follow the guidelines which is that healthy children should be in school.
If you kept your dd at home ever time her sister was ill you would be wrong, but in this case, I think you behaved sensibly and responsibly towards both of your children.
yorkishbirdy · 10/01/2008 09:41
for the record, I do not keep my children off in this way normally, it is just the strength of this one that has me scared!
Harmen, you are right when you are careing for a sick child the last thing you want is two or three healthy children bouncing off the walls
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