Our schools had standardized testing last week, and the last makeup day was today. My daughter made it through the first day of testing, then I was called to pick her up early as she was vomiting everywhere. She was sick with a stomach virus for a few days, then developed a respiratory infection and was out with a fever of 100.5 and higher that just wouldn't come down with anything. Today, the last makeup day, was the first day the fever came down, and she was even throwing up still last night. The school called, asking about her (I had been emailing the teachers and guidance counselor), asking how the rest of the family was, and if the rest of the family had gotten the resp. infection also. Then they told me for her not to get a 0 on the second day of testing, I have to have a handwritten note from an MD or NP (her "doctor" is a PA), with all these specific things to put in the letter. Is that crazy?
My poor child can't even be in the talent show she auditioned for and made, which is tonight. She is coughing too badly :( I feel so bad for her.
I am SO TIRED of having to worry about excuses when my kids are sick. Who takes kids to the doctor everytime they have a stomach virus? Or a cold? I did take her this time, bc I was scared she aspirated some vomit and had pneumonia(this resp infection was *that bad*, she has never been this sick in her 10 years of life). She did have "rattling in her lungs" but not pneumonia. I sorely miss homeschooling. This pushing them to go anyway and just try to make it through the day, it really sucks. I am seriously considering homeschooling again, only she enjoys school. This child has never been sick in her whole life as much has she has the past year. It's just her catching everything that goes around.