Would you send him?

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  1. JenPooh

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    Ok, this may be a little TMI, so I am warning you now. ;) Ok, little man (Tanner) has had Diarrhea ALL day today, complaining of his stomach hurting. He had been on the toilet about...I'd say more than a dozen times today...no joke. No other symptoms though, doesn't even act sick. Since a couple hours before bed he has been fine and the last time he was on the toilet he was actually doing well...not real watery anymore, and it was almost pure water before. I told him if he wasn't better that he would have to miss school tomorrow. He soiled about 5 pairs of undies today because he couldn't get to the bathroom in time. We called the nurses my hubby works with to ask them what we can do to help him and they said that something has been going around, as they are getting a lot of calls for this. Anyways, I mentioned not going to school and he about blew a gasket! He LOVES school, but I am not sending him if he's sick. He was crying so hard over missing school. If he was ok most of tonight and is ok tomorrow morning, should I send him? Or keep him home still to be safe? I know, I sound like a moron, esp since I was always on parents when I ran the daycare about bringing sick kids, but it's such a hard call because he will probably be ok by tomorrow, but he was really bad most of today so I'm wondering if I should play it safe and keep him home. Thoughts??? I don't like being on this end. I'd much rather be the one to send kids back home. :haha: If he is not ok and has any episodes tonight I will obviously keep him home, but what if he's all better? Still keep him?
     
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    Can't you keep him home in the AM, at least part of it, and if he is still ok, send him a couple of hours late. On my end of it, I'd rather you kept him home until he was ok for 24 hours.
     
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    Keep him home. It's better to be safe than sorry. How embarrassing it would be if he had an accident at school. That would be alot worse than just missing a day.
     
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    That's what I was thinking too. If I was on the other end I would probably be telling the parent to keep their child home. I keep thinking of the 24 hour rule of thumb. I think I will call in the morning and maybe just assess him throughout the morning.
     
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    I KNOW!:eek: That is what I keep telling him too. It wouldn't be so hard of a call, but he was SO upset when I told him about missing school. Arg! I'm trying to tell him he can't be soiling his undies at school and that it would be very embarassing for him too, not to mention getting his friends sick. Even if he's ok in the morning, there is still that chance something will happen once he's at school. I think I'd feel better watching him to make sure he's totally better.

    ETA: Ok, now I feel better. I was just afraid of being the over protective mom, but I think it's better to be safe than sorry.
     
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    At church one week we had a little girl who had the runs the night before and that morning, but they brought her to church anyway. I thought that was so mean. plus they never told me about it- she did. She asked if our door could be left open so she could get out fast.
     
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    Wow Becky, I would think that would tell a parent something if they have to ask to leave the door open.

    Well, Tanner is home this morning, and I will probably keep him home the whole day just to be safe. He is very upset with me but he'll get over it. He hasn't had any more episodes, but I just can't be 100% sure he's ok.
     
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    I'm with those who say keep him home one more day.
     
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    I had students who had the same thing last week. I felt so bad for them b/c since they didn't have a fever, they weren't sent home.

    I bet I used a whole can of lysol in my room lol.

    Glad things are better today!
     
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    Yeah, the nurses my hubby works with told him that they are seeing a lot of it without any other symptoms. I told his teacher to keep an eye out for it since that seems to be the only symptom of this virus. If the kids can't keep off the toilet, fever or not, they should really be home. Poor kiddos. I've been lysoling my home too! LOL!
     
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    It is going around here too. We had a staff training day where the staff of 4 of our centers came to mine and all of us directors and assistant director's presented trainings. Before the start we were sitting around talking and one director was out all last week. She was sick part of the week and then her infant son was sick the rest of the week. They were testing the baby for "Roto Virus" (don't know if I spelled that correctly). It's a nasty virus and I think the fact that it has been so warm here is helping it to spread. This 85 degree weather just doesn't kill the germs:unsure:. Another director had to send home 5 of the infants in her center last week because they were having continuous loose bowels.

    Hopefully it is just a 24 hour thing with Tanner and he will be as good as new and ready to go tomorrow:).
     
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    Hope he's doing better...I hope you're pushing the fluids as well. You know maybe a little yogurt or banana would help with the "runs" the next time.
     
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    Make sure he's getting well rehydrated today. That's one of the big concerns with diarrhea. Is he eating normally today?
     
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    The nurses at the hospital suggested Gatorade so that is what he's been drinking. He's doing much better now. :) His appetite is the same and he's eating well.

    Diz...he hates bananas. :( But he does like yogurt.
     
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    The classic BRAT diet (the acronym is so not my fault): Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and (dry) Toast.
     
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    I know the "live" cultures in yogurt & bananas are suppose to help aide in the stoppage of the "runs"!!!

    I know when my neighbor was sick years ago they said Gatorade as well!!!
     
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    Well, I had that myself, missed a day of school, Pepto Bismol and yogurt saved me!

    NOW on the FUNNY :toofunny::D side :::: send them to school, as long the teacher does not catch it they will thank you because for the next few days the teacher's classes will be smaller :toofunny::rofl:
     
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    YUCK. Ok send Tanner to Dave's class.
     
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    By the way, the Gatorade isn't about stopping "the runs", it's about replacing the electrolytes that are lost in "the runs". The loss of water and electrolytes are the two big worries with diarrhea - and pediatricians and family docs realized years ago that parents could get Gatorade down kids who'd have nothing to do with Pedialyte.
     
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    Tanner likes Pedialyte, but the nurses told us that at his age it would do nothing for him and that Gatorade would replace things much quicker.

    Thankfully he is a bread kid and LOVES bread in any kind of shape, form, and taste. He has been eating toasted bagels, rice, and apples for the last 2 days now and he couldn't be happier!

    He is much better and will be able to go to school tomorrow. Nothing really happened over the course of today, but he did have one small spell this morning. Thankfully nothing since, and he is doing well.

    And yes, I believe I will be sending him to Dave's class next time he is sick. ;)
     

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