Children when they get sick.

@dookie03 (578)
United States
September 23, 2008 8:48am CST
I have a 11 month old son that came down with some sort of bug and he's sick now. I ended up calling in sick once again to work to stay home with him so he gets better. Daycare wouldn't take him because he had 103 temperature. Has anyone else out there used up almost all their sicktime not for yourself but for your kid because they're sick. I'm curious if i'm going to end up using most of my sick time pay for him not for me for the rest of his days being a kid just simply sick? I think so but i'm just curious.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I too have had to take off time from work to care for sick kids. I have three and they always seem to get sick one after another rather than at the same time. One way I was able to work when they were sick, was to have a trusted friend or family memer babysit for me. If you have that option at all, even if it is a little hectic at that time, I recommend using it. Fact of life, kids get sick, adults get sick, if you are able to have an alternative to daycare when your child is sick, you won't feel as bad for having to miss work when your tun to catch a bug comes around. Another option, my husband and I have also taken turns staying home with the kids. This way, neither of us had to miss as much work.
@kenzie45230 (3561)
• United States
23 Sep 08
Bless your heart. My son is grown now, but between the ages of 6 weeks and 3 years, he was sick a bunch. He had pneumonia for the first time when he was 6 weeks old. He was one whose temperature spiked rapidly, whether he had a cold or an ear infection, and he almost went into convulsions each time. I missed so much work that I lost 2 jobs because of my son's illnesses. Then I discovered that some nurses had started a sick child daycare center. It was more costly then regular daycare, but when my son wasn't so sick that I worried about him, but was too sick to be in regular daycare, that was a wonderful service.