the first day of school the kids each brought home a copy of the same letter. the swine flu letter. it gives the symptoms to look for and the precautions to take and so on and so forth. and there’s the whole part that goes like this
the school administration is asking parents to keep their children home at the sign of any flu-like illness and for them to remain at home until 7 days after the symptoms have begun and are symptom-free for 24 hours.
the way it’s worded has caused a bit of confusion amungst the parents. does it mean that if they are symptom free for 24 hours they can go back and we can skip the whole 7 days bit? or does it mean 7 days and then only if they’ve been symptom free for 24 hours should they return? i was going for the second choice. because it seemed sensible. and the best way to keep my kids from getting the nasty ol’ swine flu. better safe than sorry and all that. and then this morning…
s9 woke up. sore throat – check. fever – check. sore and achy – check. headache – check.
and now i’m looking for clarification. because keeping him home for 7 days. doesn’t sound so fun. it sounds crazy. and maybe miserable.