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    I'd pass on this weekend, definitely. It sucks, but it's one weekend out of a lifetime. The potential consequences if it were to be whooping cough just aren't worth it, in my view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    There was an outbreak at our daycare. The health dept flyer said something like: if your child has xyz symptoms see your GP ASAP. If the child has cold-like symptoms & has possibly been exposed to WC her mum should take her to the GP for swabs straight away (like tomorrow). She may be put on precautionary AB's too depending on the Dr's opinion.
    I'd be insisting on knowing the test results before having her if ibwasnin your situation OP.
    Thanks, do you know how long swab results would take?

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    If you had a newborn/ young toddler,I personally would ask for her to stay at her mums...but with a 5yo & you arent due to give birth in the next few weeks, I personally would still have DSD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkers View Post
    Gee, the mum sounds understanding. ..not! Not fair on you guys, like I said, if it's not whooping cough, doesn't mean you are ok with catching the other bug she has!! Pretty selfish actually.
    If it's just another bug (not whooping cough) then that would just be part of being a parent wouldn't it? Looking after your kid when they are sick?
    - all a mute point though until confirmation is received as to whether it is WC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SummerFun View Post
    Thanks, do you know how long swab results would take?
    I think they can take up to a week, but I've seen a few kids put on a course of ABs as a precaution, depending on how high risk the exposure was. It's the GP's call.
    This is immunised kids BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SummerFun View Post
    Yeah it would be so awful! I have zero sick or annual leave from work as I've been really sick this pregnancy so financially itd be really hard on us if we got sick and had to miss work.
    Her mum doesn't seem to understand, just said 'she's immunised' like that means she can't get it? My DF had the convo with her but apparently didn't answer any questions we had about it, just seemed annoyed that he called to ask about her after we heard about the outbreak. I dunno
    If I was you I would play the "whooping cough could be deadly for bub" card rather than the "I don't have enough leave/money card." I totally think the WC reason is justification enough for delaying the visit. The leave/money card might rub the bio mum up the wrong way (most people don't get a free pass when it comes to looking after their sick kid to avoid taking sick leave themselves).

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    Default Whooping Cough - WWYD?

    Goodness, is her mum not open to swapping weekends until she's confirmed in the clear?

    You'd like she's understand as a mother...

    Edit - Or could your husband take her somewhere for the weekend?

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    Yes true but she has a bio mum and a step mum. So wouldnt it make sense that she stays with her bio mum rather than stay at the step mums who happens to be pregnant? I don't know the ins and outs of the family but that would be better, wouldn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkers View Post
    Yes true but she has a bio mum and a step mum. So wouldnt it make sense that she stays with her bio mum rather than stay at the step mums who happens to be pregnant? I don't know the ins and outs of the family but that would be better, wouldn't it?
    Assuming it wasn't whooping cough - why shouldn't the dad look after his sick kid if the kid fell sick when she was due to spend time with him? Parenting is parenting warts and all.

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    If I was in your shoes, I would still take DSD. IMO to me, it's part of the parental responsibility whether kids are sick or not. If she didn't want to come, I would understand and fair enough, she might want to be with mum. Currently I am sick and have no sick leave at work. I got sick from work. Do I in the future say I will not look after Mr X because he has made me sick and then also made my son sick too? Do I blame him for me now running out of sick leave because Mr X got me sick?

    Sorry if anyone doesn't agree but that's just my opinion.

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