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    Default Wwyd- daycare gastro

    Icky topic guys! In the last two weeks 13 kids in my son's daycare room have come down with gastro. It's fast hitting. Kids keep coming in well then vomiting at the centre during the day so I assume that's how it's spreading. The last kid to spew at the centre was on Tuesday. DS1's last day at care was Friday and his next day is tomorrow.

    I don't think he's caught it so far, although he had a few days with a fever and a headache on the same weekend that the first 9 kids (all kids he plays with) came down with it.

    So do I send him in tomorrow? I work from home and need to work, but I also have a 5mo who really doesn't need gastro right now (I'm still carrying the baby weight - i could probably use some gastro (bad joke)).

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    I wouldn't risk it. If you can leave it for this week, good chance that someone will have the virus tomorrow if it was at the centre on tuesday- and it sounds like a pretty easy bug to catch.
    Up to you of course, but if you are really worried about them catching it id leave it and it should be all good by next week

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    Having caught gastro from childcare about 6 months ago I would stay away! My DD was only about 8/9 months old at the time and wasn't too badly affected but DH and I were incapacitated for 24hrs

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    Hmmm you may be right. I didn't realise the outbreak was that bad until today so he's been going up until now.

    I just wonder whether the fever he had was actually the gastro but he didn't have other symptoms for some reason (maybe he had immunity from the gastro he had in Feb?). The timing of that was very co incidental.

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    I would keep him home.

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    If he has a fever than definitely not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    If he has a fever than definitely not.
    He doesn't have a fever. I'm talking about the fever I referred to in my OP. I'm wondering if that was actually gastro with no other symptoms. If he's already had it, he'll be immune, I assume.

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    3 kids in and I reckon you're never fully immune to gastro. Im also a nurse, 10years and had my worst bout of gastro in my life when 6 wks pregnant with DS2 (3rd child). Follow your instincts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally1981 View Post
    He doesn't have a fever. I'm talking about the fever I referred to in my OP. I'm wondering if that was actually gastro with no other symptoms. If he's already had it, he'll be immune, I assume.
    Ah I get it. Sorry. I wouldn't think he's immune.

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    Kids can become infected by eating or drinking contaminated foods or beverages, or by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching their mouth. I'd recommend don't risk it!


 

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