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Posted on: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 10:17am
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e-mom, personal question, so you don't have to answer. Has your PA child ever had a reaction when they were just coming off a virus? Has your PA child ever had a reaction at school?
It was queer last week the cold virus my son had - not sure if my daughter will get it or not. He was not fevered at any time and yet he was sleeping during the day when he was off school. Can I just say that as soon as one of my children fall asleep during the day, or early for them at night, I automatically know that there is something not quite right?
So, he had called home sick on Tuesday and I asked him to make it through the day, which he did (1-1/2 hours). I kept him home Wednesday and Thursday. He probably could have gone to school Friday, but I thought, well, keep him home one more day so that he has the week-end to really build up a bit more or get rid of the thing.
He got up this morning hacking his head off again, but off to school he went.
Obviously, if the kids have a stomach virus where they're puking I keep them home. I have tended not to keep them home for longer durations because of cold viruses because some years that would mean they wouldn't see school, especially my son.
But that thread last week got me thinking/wondering.
Is it true that you build up your immune system by exposing yourself to the outside world when you are sick?
Again, sorry for the misunderstanding I explained in my last post. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
"That was Polanski. Nicholson got his nose cut."

Posted on: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 10:18am
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Quote:Originally posted by csc:
[b]Respectfully, this is not a question for SAHM's.
Respectfully, this is not a question SOLELY for SAHM's.
(Is that better?)
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
"That was Polanski. Nicholson got his nose cut."

Posted on: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 10:37am
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Joined: 08/24/2005 - 09:00

[b]Respectfully, this is not a question SOLELY for SAHM's.
(Is that better?)[/b]
It works for me. Honestly, I just thought I misunderstood. I wasn't being snippy -- just so you know.

Posted on: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 10:48am
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gvmom, I hadn't taken my anti-paranoia pills to-day and when I read in the Rudeness thread that some people are sensing an impending KABOOM on the board, I thought, oh my soul, I better get this rectified - word wise - in this thread. KWIM?
Oh, I have some babble, but I better put it in another thread. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
"That was Polanski. Nicholson got his nose cut."

Posted on: Sat, 02/04/2006 - 4:17am
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Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

Goodness Cindy--didn't mean to make you uncomfortable. After several days of not having time to come here and read this (working long hours, had to go to a donor's event for work), now I'm feeling, gosh, too terribly bad for being honest.
Not trying to make this a working mom/SAHM issue. Not trying to make any other mom uncomfy, be they working moms or SAHMs. Just trying to say that it would never ever occur to me to keep DS home an extra day--because I simply can't. I have to get back to work because I have to make sure I have those sick days for when DS or I actually need them. And I'm not exactly low joe on the totem pole where I work. And I have some flexibility because I'm not low joe. But when you manage a group of people, you need to be there, too.
And I'm betting others are in my shoes, too.

Posted on: Sat, 02/04/2006 - 5:22am
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Joined: 07/26/2001 - 09:00

Interesting question. I have to say that it never occurred to me to keep him home longer than absolutely necessary. If he has a fever or has vomited in the past 24 hours, I keep him home. If his functioning is impaired to the point where he would be miserable at school, I keep him home (that hasn't occurred to date). If he has symptoms that would cause the school to ask me to pick him up, I keep him home. Otherwise, even if he has a cold, I send him to school. I don't want him to miss any more than absolutely necessary, and neither does he. DH and I take turns staying home with him if he's sick enough that we don't want him to be at his grandparents' with his sister (they provide childcare for us), so having a place for him to go isn't an issue.

Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2006 - 5:00am
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Joined: 07/13/2005 - 09:00

Another question about this glass half empty/half full thing....I can see that after having a cold you would be worried about your child being more susceptible(sp?) to having a reaction. That makes sense to me.
My question: How about getting a cold after a mild reaction? Are your chances of this also increased? I've noticed for the last 3 mild contact reactions that dd has had, she had cold symptoms a day or two later.
Is this just a coincidence?
Or could it be because part of the reaction involved sneezing, runny nose. The nose gets stuffy, and that makes it easy to get an infection?
I'm just curious. Wondering if anyone else noticed this in their children or with themselves.
[This message has been edited by Lori Anne (edited March 06, 2006).]

Posted on: Fri, 01/27/2006 - 10:03pm
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Joined: 03/12/2004 - 09:00

Well, my guy's only in preschool, so missing days aren't that critical. But, I do keep him home longer if he's been sick than I probably would otherwise. I want his immune system to bounce back, and symptoms to be lessened, so a reaction will be obvious. I worry a reaction will be worse if he's already not feeling well.
But, I've sent him when I know a cold's coming (like his nose has started running), but there are no symptoms yet.
As he gets older, I probably won't do this so much. He'll be able to speak up for himself more. Good question csc, good to see you [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Meg

Posted on: Fri, 01/27/2006 - 10:20pm
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Joined: 12/20/1999 - 09:00

I also tend to keep my DD home longer when she is sick with a virus. I do it for the same reasons that you all do-she definitely is not up for the PERFECT ATTENDENCE award at school! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I also worry about them giving her the epi-pen when she is just throwing up from a virus. I know it won't hurt her and it is better to be safe than sorry, but I do keep her home an extra day if she has a stomach virus just to be sure she is healthy. She hasn't ever had a epi-pen injection (knock on wood) and I don't want the first time to be because of a virus and not a reaction.
Great question! I wonder if other allergy parents do the same thing! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Shandra (mom to Madeline 7 pn/tn/soy and Grant almost 4 no allergies)

Posted on: Fri, 01/27/2006 - 11:27pm
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Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

May be a luxury that stay at home moms have more than working moms who have limited days off and need to save them for when their child is actually sick. That's the case with me, anyway.
No--DS had strep this week. I stayed home from work the day we discovered it (DH was out of town--he might have normally because of his work).
The next day his tonsils were bothering him more than the first, and I almost wrote off that day for work, too (I do end up working about 5 hours from home on days like this--even days that I'm sick, like I was Monday). But after having something to eat he said his tonsils were not feeling worse and he wanted to go back to school. They didn't look as red as the day before.
Note: I didn't mention work to him at all during this time--no pressure from me. He came to this decision on his own, and he had felt absolutely fine the day before--it was just his tonsils hurting that led us to the strep test.
But I did have a huge project at work that I actually needed to be in the office for. I'd worked from home the prior two days, and I needed to be there. So I was happy he felt like going to school. And if he felt good enough to go back and wasn't contagious, I needed him to so I could go to work.
This wasn't a viral thing, but he does have something going on in his sinuses--I actually gave him cold medicine--and made sure he had a dose before heading back to school.
I need to have those days available for when DS is sick or at least still contagious and needs to be home. And for when I'm sick, too.


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