That was my question to Khadeeja’s teachers this morning when I noticed one of the student looked unwell. I told the teachers if there’s a sick child in school, I’d like to bring Khadeeja home because I don’t want her to catch any more sickness from school. Yes, I’m being impossible but DO YOU KNOW HOW HEARTBREAKING AND TIRING IT IS TO SEE YOUR CHILDREN GET SICK??? So, back to the story this morning, found out that the girl just came back from a surgery. WTF?! Why la you send your child to school when she’s still recovering? A child after surgery needs to rest at home, not send her to school. Sigh… I hope that girl is fine. She didn’t look good when her mom dropped her off this morning.
Moral of the story; please please pleaseeeee don’t send your sick child to school. She or he might be fine, but the sickness will spread to other children, who will then bring it home to the other children. Of course we can’t control sicknesses. If it happens, it happens but when we can avoid it, do it! Suggestions:
- I kno most parents work and have to send their children off to nursery or pre-school but when you child is sick, you DO NOT hand them over to the nursery/school to be taken care off. When I was working, I took UNPAID LEAVES to take care of my girls when they were sick.
- Teachers need to be extra alert. Before the parents leave, make sure the kids are healthy. I suggest all nursery and pre-school take the children’s temperature before allowing them to enter class. This process is being used by Tumble Tots and I applaud it. Children below 5 tend to catch the sniffles or fever from nursery/school.
- Nursery/pre-school owners, the next time you decide to let a child with chicken pox in your school, I will suggest that the parents of other children who caught the sickness to send you their medical bills. Be extra vigilant when you handle children.
I heard from a friend that one of the taska in KK (Taska Medix) is very strict with parents sending their sick kids to the nursery. I hope the rest of the pre-school and nursery owners have this kind of discipline as well. It ain’t easy taking care of sick children, even if it’s just a fever, because when your babies have fever, we mothers don’t get to sleep and go to work. You kno how long it took my girls to recover from all those viral fever that Khadeeja caught from school? Almost 5 weeks. So you do the math of how many sleepless nights I had.
I’m not apologizing for my angry rant today. If you want to jeopardize your kid, you do it! Don’t jeopardize mine!!!