View Poll Results: Do you wait 24 hours after fever/vomiting to send you child to school?
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:10 PM   #31
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Re: Do you follow the 24-hour-rule?

what do you guys consider a high temp? We had this issue come up recently. On Saturday night he woke up in the middle of the night with a temp about 101 and we gave medicine. That whole next day, sunday, he had a temp ranging from 99-100.5 but never getting back up to 101, never gave more medicine. He went to bed at normal temp. he woke up monday with normal temp. We sent him to daycare/preschool. It was over 24hours since he had a temp of 101 but not ant temp higher than 98.6. It was over 12 hours since he was above normal (mostly while sleeping)

Was this bad form?

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Old 01-16-2013, 01:56 PM   #32
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Yes we wait, as a teacher I was a little shocked how many parents sent actually sick kids to school. They would tell me that their stomach hurt and after talking for a few minutes would admit that they threw up at home THAT MORNING and were still sent to school.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:03 PM   #33
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Yes, we follow it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:42 PM   #34
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Yes. I have watched my kids have a fever in the afternoon after school, break overnight, be fever free the next morning, and then come right back by afternoon. Maybe my kids are weird, but their fevers tend to cycle naturally instead of staying up until they are all done being ill. They come and go without medication.

Vomiting can be the same. In addition, if they have had an honest to goodness "stomach flu," they will be run down and empty and need time to refill and recharge after the vomiting stops. I couldn't imagine not feeding my child for 24-48 hours (typical duration around here) and then sending them to school. That's basically what stomach illness does to someone. Not to mention, sometimes the vomiting ceases about the same time the diarreah begins. I don't think it's nice to send a child to school with the runs!

ETA: Pet peeve. Everyone has a temperature even when they're dead in the snow. If the temperature is above normal, then they have a fever-not a temperature.
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ETA: Pet peeve. Everyone has a temperature even when they're dead in the snow. If the temperature is above normal, then they have a fever-not a temperature.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:15 PM   #36
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Yes we do,it is rude to send a sick kid to school to infect everyone else then they each take it home and it just spreads through families. Not good at all.
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We follow it pretty closely. The vomiting hasn't been an issue yet. With the fever, I might make a couple hours exception, but not much.

Although, she was sick Saturday and Sunday a couple of weeks ago, kept her home with no fever Monday. Sent her to school Tuesday and got a call after nap saying she had a 104 temp. I felt terrible!! I followed the rules, but we still infected the class.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:33 PM   #38
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Re: Do you follow the 24-hour-rule?

Yes I follow it because I don't want others to get sick. It's easier now that I'm a SAHM .. when I was a WOHM, it was sometimes hard to skip work/find someone willing to watch your sick kid.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:54 PM   #39
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I sure do, and as a teacher I wish everyone else would too.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:21 AM   #40
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For vomiting, absolutely. For fever, if it's lower than 99-100 and goes away by lunch, I'll let them go the next morning if it doesn't come back. If it's higher than that? Nope. They stay home to recover.

Having said that, if the kids are vomiting, even if it's just reactionary vomit (like coughing too hard, or drank too much water on an empty stomach) we keep them away from our extended family for about a week, too. Vomit gets treated with the greatest paranoia.
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