Okay so DS has had a bout of croup - all of yesterday and today. He's been on the pred mix already those days, and already seeming a lot better. The bark cough is almost gone - he hasn't had a coughing fit at all for the last several hours. Just small coughs here and there. He still has a slight runny nose. Also i am keeping up his panadol doses.
The doc advised to keep him home tomorrow... and also Fri if he still seems unwell. DH is claiming DS will be find to go tomorrow since he is showing so much improvement now. I am concerned tomorrow will be too soon, but i don't have any sick days and feeling that it would be also really bad to keep him home when he was actually well enough to go.
What would you do? I don't want to make other kids sick as well. But if he seems better tomorrow with no more coughing would that mean he is well enough and no longer contagious? Croup just usually lasts the full 3 days with him but it seems he is recovering a lot quicker this time.
He is actually over active now and tearing the house apart!
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30-07-2014 16:10 #1
Would DS be well enough for DayCare tomorrow?
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30-07-2014 16:18 #2
I would keep him home if he has a cough or runny nose. Otherwise I would consider sending him.
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30-07-2014 16:20 #3
Since the doctor advised to keep him home I would follow your doctor's advice.
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30-07-2014 16:27 #4
If the doctor says to keep him home then keep him home. The predi mix medication masks symptoms and kids can look a lot healthier than they really are.
I would not send a child who is recovering from croup against doctor's orders.
30-07-2014 16:32 #5
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30-07-2014 18:36 #6
Thanks all - I'll keep him home. He may not be having coughing fits now but when he does cough occasionally it's a nasty one, DH is home now to hear it for himself so at least now he will see I'm not trying to bludge. lol.
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30-07-2014 20:07 #7
DS just had croup too. He had it Saturday and Sunday night, then a huge nap on Monday which seemed to help him turn a corner and that night just a loose sounding cough but slept well. He also had lots of mucous though. He was booked for daycare on Tues and I'm glad I didn't send him. Even today, while he's only coughing very occasionally plus boogers, has plenty of energy, he's still been quite clingy. I'm letting him go tomorrow but only for a short day ( we're transitioning ready for me to start work). Croup just knocks them around so much as they sleep so badly while they have it!
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30-07-2014 20:13 #8
I thought croup wasn't contagious? That's what my daycare told me. If he woke up happy within himself and not needing panadol I would send him. If he needs panadol and mummy cuddles then keep him at home.
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30-07-2014 20:27 #9
I would keep him home. My little one just got over a bout of croup and I had to get a letter from the doctor saying that he was well enough to attend childcare before they would accept him back.
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