Bethany - posted on 03/04/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
I really struggle with when to keep my kids home from school or activities when they "may be" sick. How do you decide?
Obviously if they are throwing up, high fever, miserable I'd keep them home. For me the challenge lies because my oldest has allergies and is sneezy, coughy, etc almost all year long. I will frequently give her allergy medicine before school. She also has Asthma that flares up into coughs (it's mild). The cough will last FOREVER ~ at least that's how it feels.
My youngest has no allergy or asthma problems and occassionally gets a cough, but hardly nothing else.
Today my youngest has a fever ~ and she had it last night. She's started coughing and so I decided to stay home with her today. My oldest started coughing as well and felt a bit warm so I also kept her home ~ I figure I'm already calling off work, why not. But as they're running around, esp the oldest I'm thinking "She really could have gone to school."
I also think that if they are sick, they probably got it from someone at their school anyway, so the kids are already exposed.