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School after stomach bug

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by curediabetes14, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. curediabetes14

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    At what point do you send you kids back to school after a stomach bug. My daughter was in the er Sat night for a stomach bug. The past few days have been a rollercoaster as you guys know. I still have not seen the lows that will not come up. If she was not a diabetic she would be well enough to go back today, but I hate to send her and her drop and then they can't get her to come back up.

    What do you guys do send them anyway or give it a day or two to be on the safe side?:confused:
     
  2. selketine

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    I have usually seen the lows from a stomach bug right from the start - I've not had it hit later. It is definitely a YDMV issue of course. Glad she is feeling better!
     
  3. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    If you haven't seen the lows, and you'd send her if she didn't have D then I would consider her well enough to go back to school. I might toss a few snacks in her bag and send instructions to test a bit more, but I wouldn't keep mine home in that situation.
     
  4. danismom79

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    Ditto. She's pumping, they can turn the basal down if necessary.
     
  5. Beach bum

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    24 hours puke free, as long as she has the energy to go. I would be in touch with the nurse or care giver at school and possibly check in during the day. Add a few extra snacks to the bag.
     
  6. roo'smom

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    Is she allowed to have a water bottle in school? I've sent my dd back to school after a tummy bug with a water bottle of Gatorade to sip on during the day.
     
  7. shannong

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    I always err on the side of keeping my son home that extra day. I find it more stressful worrying about how he is doing at school and would rather wait until I know for sure that he is back on track.
     

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