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#31 of 34 Old 02-28-2013, 06:38 AM - Thread Starter
 
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though to be very honest with you i cringe when you want to go to the doctor over the flu just so she can return to school early. the flu anyways takes a few days to recover from. dd has more missed days coz i keep her home when others might have sent her to school.  i have found with regards to dd keeping her home when she is slightly under the weather makes her recover quickly. her dad doesnt believe in that and sends her to school and sure enough he has to go pick her up coz she fell ill in school and needed to go home. her recovery then is much longer. 

but i didn't take her to the doctor right away. it was on day 4 by when I needed a doctor's letter. could I have done it differently?

 

if she wasn't in school we never took her to a doctor. we looked weird to everyone. one time she had a stomach flu. she was v. little and it did go on for days but we didn't take her until she was distressed and really tired from throwing up.

 

thanks for all your encouragment and support anyways as i really was stressed out.


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but i didn't take her to the doctor right away. it was on day 4 by when I needed a doctor's letter. could I have done it differently?

 

if she wasn't in school we never took her to a doctor. we looked weird to everyone. one time she had a stomach flu. she was v. little and it did go on for days but we didn't take her until she was distressed and really tired from throwing up.

 

thanks for all your encouragment and support anyways as i really was stressed out.

aaaaaaah i misunderstood. perhaps. were you taking her to the doctor to get a note. i have had to do that - but not to be seen. maybe a couple of times. or as dd has gotten older and i have spoken to the teacher and principal - they have not wanted the doctor's letter. 

 

i thought you meant you wished she had been seen earlier, so got medicines and went back to school earlier. 

 

i have never taken dd to the doctor. when seh was little and had the stomach flu and her exploding bowel was scaring her - lasted 5 days when she was maybe 1 1/2 or younger.  i stayed in touch with the advice nurse. when we both had the flu together we stayed home and rested. 

 

i am not saying you shouldnt go to the doctor. go when you feel YOU need to go - not when others tell you so. like going when she was stressed from throwing up.

 

in my dd's case i have found illnesses are stress related. she is easily stressed - has anxiety. dd just needs more downtime. not that she has a v. scheduled life. that's how she creates it for herself. 


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aaaaaaah i misunderstood. perhaps. were you taking her to the doctor to get a note. i have had to do that - but not to be seen. maybe a couple of times. or as dd has gotten older and i have spoken to the teacher and principal - they have not wanted the doctor's letter. 

 

i thought you meant you wished she had been seen earlier, so got medicines and went back to school earlier. 

 

i have never taken dd to the doctor. when seh was little and had the stomach flu and her exploding bowel was scaring her - lasted 5 days when she was maybe 1 1/2 or younger.  i stayed in touch with the advice nurse. when we both had the flu together we stayed home and rested. 

 

i am not saying you shouldnt go to the doctor. go when you feel YOU need to go - not when others tell you so. like going when she was stressed from throwing up.

 

in my dd's case i have found illnesses are stress related. she is easily stressed - has anxiety. dd just needs more downtime. not that she has a v. scheduled life. that's how she creates it for herself. 

meemee, no. you didn't misunderstand. it's just that i wait and wait and 3-4 days of school are missed and anyways we end up at the doctor's and on antibiotics. and yet, i did wait again but the results were the same.


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Fever for few days does not worry me; normally (with the exception of fever caused by heat stroke or food poisoning) it causes no harm and is body's natural way of fighting off a disease. So I never panic over fever and never try to suppress it. I always listen to my instincts, however. So if my intuition tells me that something isn't right then I would take my kids to a doctor, even if there is no clear visible cause for alarm.

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