Sick facts

Coughs due to colds can last up to 18 days.

According to our provincial health website, a fever from a flu can last up to 7 days. As long as it stays under 104 Degrees F, you don’t need to take your kid to a doctor or the hospital.

If your child is fever free for 48 hours, then has another fever, it means they have a new virus.

You can’t take your child to daycare if they have a fever.

If your child has a fever for 7 days, is “healthy” for 48 hours, and then has a fever again… you may never catch up with your work again.

It is ridiculous how much it is possible to love going to work after having been stuck at home with a sick child(ren) for days on end.

You may also want to buy stocks in whatever companies produce ibuprofen.


About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home.
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2 Responses to Sick facts

  1. Sarabeth says:

    I especially love (sarcastic) the symptom free for 24 hour rule, that really helps me catch up.

    • I know. So if they catch a new bug 48 hours after finishing the last one, and you have to wait 24 hours before sending them back to daycare, then really, you only have 24 hours ever 7 days to cram in 40 hours of work. I may not be a math whiz, but I’m pretty sure that’s not going to work out in anyone’s favour.

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