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    You answered your own question. If he is too sick to be in a car he is sure as heck too sick to stay home alone.

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    Take him with you or hire a babysitter.

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    No way would I leave him.
    8yo is too young. A very sick 8yo should NOT be left at home alone.

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    Yeah I'm with the others, if he can't even travel in a car then don't leave him alone! 8 is pretty young too. Just call the uni and explain. How far is the uni? How sick is your son? And he was in hospital today too? He sounds pretty unwell. Hope he gets better soon poor little guy

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    Go with your gut instinct. You know your child better than anyone else

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    Surely theres another option? Courier? Babysitter? Trusted friend? Uni colleague?

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    Call a courier. They'll pick it up. ..insure it. ..and drop it off.

    I'd do that because I couldn't imagine leaving an 8 year old at home alone. ..or leaving my child home alone after a day in hospital. Seems completely illogical to me.

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    He was in the hospital? Nope I wouldn't leave him. And I am like, the most negligent mother on BH if he was just sick with a cold and I would only take less than an hour, and he had access to a phone to call the neighbor if there was any problems then I would probably do it. But longer than that and as sick as he is, no chance. I don't know why you wouldn't consider one of the options mentioned above (babysitter, courier) before leaving him.
    As an aside, I am very surprised that your university allows people to borrow $12k equipment. That seems bizarre to me.

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    I don't envy your position. Could he stay at your neighbours and you pay her $100? Cheaper than $1000.

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    Absolutely no way. I would take him with me, as early as possible in the morning to get the trip over with and then take him home to rest. If he really was unwell and couldn't travel in the car I would ask a trusted friend to return it or stay with my child while I return it.


 

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