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OK I need some advice.<br><br>
My DD turned 7 on Tuesday, got sick that night (on the front steps of the fancy restaurant she wanted to go to !), and is getting better but still confined to the couch. I am really hoping that she is back to her old self tomorrow (Friday) and the Sat. afternoon party will be no problem.<br><br>
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What if she is still not herself tomorrow ? She is dozing in the day time, eating a bit, seems to be coming back from the inital bout but slowly. Her party on Sat is at build-a-bear and it's been her dream for a year to do this and you have to book weeks in advance, etc. So I could potentially reschedule but not easily. DH is like "she'll be fine" he thinks I worry too much and she can have her party no matter what. Of course he thought we should stay at the restaurant Tues nite and if I hadn't insisted on leaving because DD was obviously sick she would've puked all oer the table instead of (barely) outside.<br><br><br>
Where do I draw the line ? and how long do I wait to decide ? At this point I feel like I will evaluate her tomorrow (Fri), and if she is eating well and gets her energy back assume she'll be fine saturday. If she still is tired not eating much and "not herself" then it sounds like reasonably I should reschedule ? DD and DH would fight me on that one but I want her to be well and enjoy her party and of course not spread illness to other kids .....
 

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it really is a tuff call but you have to think about how you would feel if it was another child and there child was sick and they did not tell you, thowever if it just her and she is down and no in the fam. has it you are staff. i think by firday after 5ish if she is not better call it off. she will have more fun when she is well. the bug went around our friends group and it went fast. i hope she gets better good luck. jess
 

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I'd wait until Fri eve, and if she's not better make phone calls to cancel the party then. I'd also use the 24 hr. rule - if she hasn't puked in 24 hrs. and no fever in that time, I'd go on w/the show. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Happy Birthday to her!
 

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I agree with the PP that said "24 hours". That is a pretty standard rule for childcare situations. If she is still "droopy" on the big day maybe she could have the party and then take a nap.<br><br>
GL!
 

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If it were me I would call the Build-A-Bear place and ask if they have any party openings in the near future. If she's still feeling weak and not quite herself the party just won't be as much fun.<br><br>
Whatever you do, please call the parents of the other kids and let them know that she has been sick this week.<br><br>
As the parent of a child who gets really sick on the rare occasion that he does catch something, I really appreciate a heads up from people we have plans with if someone has recently been sick.<br><br>
I hope she feels better and the party is exactly as great as she dreamed it would be!
 

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How's she feeling now?<br><br>
We had to postpone dd1's party this year because we caught the flu. Little sis dd2 first got it on Wed of the week of the party and the rest of us were fine, but dd2 was still feeling bad on Friday so we postponed. (Party was at our house and dd2 would have been devastated if we did it elsewhere and she couldn't come anyway.) By Saturday DH and I were feverish and feeling <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick"> and by Sunday dd1 had it, so I was _really_ glad we had postponed. I emailed folks ahead of time and told them I wasn't sure and would make the call by Friday and that's what I did. Sorry you'll have to re-book, but you might be better off to reschedule now. I wonder what Build-A-Bear's cancellation policy is?
 

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Thanks everyone for your help ! I really appreciate it, sometimes you just don't know what to do.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">: thank goodness she is on the upswing now. I usually go by the 24 hr rule when in doubt, and at this point it has been over 24 hrs since fever, over 48 hours since she threw up. And her energy and color in her cheeks has come back, I can tell she really feels better (she is starting to look a little bored, that's good). It's another 24hrs + before the party so if all goes well we are in the clear. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">:<br><br>
I plan to go through the RSVP list today, and I will mention her recent illness to the parents. Most people would appreciate knowing about it even if it doesn't affect their plans. I am always surprised though, a girl at school had a party last month and came to her party with a fever. When I was this age I had a fever on my birthday and I remember my parents going ahead with my slumber party anyways. It seems crazy to me to do that but also somewhat common ?<br><br><br>
Thanks again ! Now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">: that everyone else stays healthy !
 
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