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    Default how often is your child or children sick??

    just wondering how often your child or children are sick?? Not just talking like cold, runny nose type ill.. Like burning fever, vomiting, bed ridden type sick. My two kids 5 and 3 are sick more often than not. Like they will be sick for a few weeks ... have a few days of being well than bam ... sick for weeks again. I hate seeing them sick I take them to the doctors time and time again (at least twice a week) and don't get any answers. Maxolon and nurofen are used daily. Im a single mum and have my children full time and also study fulltime ... I kind of feel I should just stop studying as I miss out on half of my classes due to having to look after my children because they are sick.... I don't have anyone else that can watch them. I guess im just having a bit of a vent and wondering if this is normal with kindy age kids.... Just realised I put this in the wrong section. Could someone please move it to general chat section
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    My 6 year old has never been bed ridden sick. The sickest she has been was when she had a double nasty ear infection. Didn't keep her off her feet though. She's never vomited or come down with anything worse than a cold.

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    2y3m old and never been more than a snotty nose sick. (Apart from a urone tract infection at 3 months old)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairyflossy View Post
    just wondering how often your child or children are sick?? Not just talking like cold, runny nose type ill.. Like burning fever, vomiting, bed ridden type sick. My two kids 5 and 3 are sick more often than not. Like they will be sick for a few weeks ... have a few days of being well than bam ... sick for weeks again. I hate seeing them sick I take them to the doctors time and time again (at least twice a week) and don't get any answers. Maxolon and nurofen are used daily. Im a single mum and have my children full time and also study fulltime ... I kind of feel I should just stop studying as I miss out on half of my classes due to having to look after my children because they are sick.... I don't have anyone else that can watch them. I guess im just having a bit of a vent and wondering if this is normal with kindy age kids.... Just realised I put this in the wrong section. Could someone please move it to general chat section
    Also do they go to day care? They might pick up some nasty bugs from there.

    How long are you into th course? Maybe you could drop down to part time?

    Vent away hun, im not a single parent but can imagine how hard it must be as I rely on my hubby sooo much (except this morning as he is being a ****)

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    That must be so hard! My kids get bed ridden sick (as in sleep all day) maybe 2 or 3 times a year? So this year my three year old has had tonsillitis, roseola and an ear infection which kept him lying in front of the TV all day. My 6 year old had one viral thing that caused high temps for 3 days. They've had a handful of colds etc.

    If your kiddies go to kindy I'd be asking they daycare centre what their infection control measures are, do they use gloves, how often do they get the kids to wash their hands etc. it's pretty normal for daycare kids to be sick all the time initially, but daily nurofen isn't something that you want for your bubs......

    Could you ask for a referral to a paed?

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    Ds is 15 months . Goes to daycare
    2-3 times a week. Sick Xmas , may and last week. Even when he had croup and coughed all night . He still slept and was a happy baby. I'm very lucky x

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    Do they vomit from gastro or is it something else? Gastro so often is unusual and I would be thinking they are getting it from childcare and it could be that the childcare centre has bad infection control policies. Kids in childcare shouldn't get sick with gastro that often. I used to vomit every time I got tonsillitis so vomiting can be a sign of other things (are you sure the reason for the high temp & the vomiting isn't tonsillitis?). I used to get tonsillitis 8 times a year in lower primary school ... each time I'd be vomiting and bedridden for a few days and off school for a week. I grew out of it around 10 (no, didn't get my tonsils out).

    My kids have bad runs of being sick, in term 2 of this year my ds missed 5 weeks of the 11 week term and he had a cough for nearly the whole term (turned out to be a post viral cough rather than asthma - he had to see a specialist). He was sick with Croup twice, coughs, colds and they usually knock him pretty flat for a few days at a time. But then in the last term he's only been sick twice, both times with a cold (once also had Croup) ... one of the times he was off school for a week and pretty much in bed for 3 - 4 days (he was quite sick).

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    DS used to get croop quite a bit when he was little. That was pretty much the extent of it. Other than that, he's had 1 instance where he was sick with vomiting. More recently- I don't think he's been sick since maybe 2011 which is when they thought he had slap cheek but the only symptoms he got was red cheeks- no temps, no illness. Basically him and I got a week off work and had a small holiday at home. We played lego, watched movies- it was great!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairyflossy View Post
    just wondering how often your child or children are sick?? Not just talking like cold, runny nose type ill.. Like burning fever, vomiting, bed ridden type sick.
    DD who is 2, has been sick 3 times from
    memory. She's only vomited on one of those occasions when she had gastro (we all had it). The other time she had a temp of 41.5 but was very happy and her normal self and no other symptoms. The most recent was a respiratory infection.
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    Ds1 is 5 and had been sick like that twice.
    Ds2 is 2 and has been sick like that once.

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