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    DH & I alternate days except if one of us has an unavoidable commitment at work then we'll swap. Luckily we both work for big companies with family friendly initiatives. It is easier for me though, even though i'm a step above DHs role as I have a manager who has adult kids so understands. That and it helps to know that the team I lead won't fall apart if I am not there for a day or two.
    I feel bad, but DD comes first & that is what sick/carers leave is for.

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    I'm lucky that I have a very understanding workplace - they are all mothers themselves and every single one prioritises the well being of their children.

    It's usually me that takes the day off, although very occasionally FOB will come up if we disagree on whether DS should be kept home. For example if he has a cough at night but I know he is fine during the day, then I will go to work, but FOB would keep him home.

    I have carers leave days (12? a year a think), sick days and LSL I can draw on if necessary.

    When DS started at cc I felt he was sick more often than he was well. Since July last year, fwiw, he's only missed four days due to illness and that was three weeks ago. It's tough, I know but it gets better.

    As for the guilt, well, that's a constant for me so I can't help you much there! Just make the best decision you can as each situation arises I guess.

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    DH and I use to alternate who would take the day off to look after DS1. We both have very family friendly jobs with big government departments, so lots of carers leave available to us. It is a challenge and it does make you feel guilty.

    Conjunctivitis is going around - my sister, niece have had it and my 2 other girlfriends and their children have also had it.

    Fingers crossed your DS is feeling better soon.

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    DH and I use to alternate who would take the day off to look after DS1. We both have very family friendly jobs with big government departments, so lots of carers leave available to us. It is a challenge and it does make you feel guilty.

    Conjunctivitis is going around - my sister, niece have had it and my 2 other girlfriends and their children have also had it.

    Fingers crossed your DS is feeling better soon.
    Thank you. This is the best I can clear his eyes....

    Poor thing can still smile through it all

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    We generally do alternate days unless I have something that I have to be at work for. On other days when it isn't 'my turn' I've just felt like spending the day with him so I've stayed home.

    I'm lucky that my work is very understanding and if there is anything that needs doing I can do it from home. Unfortunately DS doesn't generally give me enough time to do a full or even half day's work but it's better than nothing.

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    I would take him to the GP if you haven't already his eyes are VERY red. The poor thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    I would take him to the GP if you haven't already his eyes are VERY red. The poor thing.
    I agree totally with this advice. My sisters eyes did the same thing. She went back and had a reaction to the ointment she was given, when she should had something else. Poor little boy. Hugs to you both xo

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    The poor thing conjunctivitis is annoying. My dh is also high up so cant take time off easily. Depending on the illness i ask my mum to help otherwise I try to work from home when he sleeps.
    I keep saying to myself the first year of daycare is tbe hardest as they will always be sick..
    when I was at my last job and unable to work from home i would just have to stay home but they were all understanding as they had been there done that lol as for the guilt for me it never goes away. Im either guilty im not there for my kids or guilty um letting people at work down by not being there

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    I'm booked in for 2:30. Right when both kids should be napping! At least he will be seen to.

    We have been giving him Chlorsig. Perhaps we shouldn't have :s


 

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