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Dd ill at uni following glandular fever
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ginorwine · 22/11/2017 19:21

Dd had gf when taking a levels
Desperate to get into uni of her choice so sat exams whilst unwell - v pleased got all grade a and got in .
Week before uni
Tonsiltus . Same two weeks into uni
Pus in throat . Fought it off got it 2 weeks later . Two weeks or so after that got it again with chest infection which we were told ) she came home ) you will fight it off . Better a few days - then had chest infection again which needed anti biotics as deep down doctors said . Doctors said this is normal
For starting uni .
Telephone call today coughing up green phlegm again .
Rang uni medical centre they will see her tomorrow .
She is not going to lectures and struggling to do assignments .
I've asked her to ask if she needs investigation
I'm sending healthy food
Manuka honey etc
She's not going out . I'm trying to support her .
Suggested start again next year - she said she'd rather leave than do that . Wants to stick it out . Feel
Desp to help her .

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endofthelinefinally · 22/11/2017 19:24

Having personal experience of this I agree that she should defer.
If she doesnt she could end up with ME.

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ginorwine · 22/11/2017 23:27

She is there now
I suggested defer but she will not listen 😪

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LRDtheFeministDragon · 23/11/2017 18:19

If you possibly can, make sure she speaks to her pastoral tutor and her academic tutor. She should email them asap. They will be able to advise her about what's best to do, but what she doesn't want to do is to tough this out without alerting people - if she is missing work, it's crucial. I work in this area, and students often don't tell people when they are ill and missing work. It makes it much, much harder for us to get them support, and in the worst case scenario, it can mean the difference between being supported to continue a course, and finding you've left it too late and missed too much.

She may be able to take some time out and not defer, too. Depends on the course and the context.

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ginorwine · 27/11/2017 18:26

Thank you .

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