Tuesday, 28 July 2009

And today....?

The mum brought the sibling of the child on tami flu in today, I explained all that I had had to do yesterday due to her daughter being dropped off at my place, even with suspected swine flu.

She was a bit defensive, saying they had not been told the severity of it all and that they didn't know the child should be isolated at home whilst on the course of tami flu.


They spoke to a doctor and then picked up the tami flu from a chemist, am I meant to believe BOTH healthcare professionals failed to mention this crucial element regarding the medication?

I somehow doubt it. Plus the fact it was the dad who picked up the medication from the chemist, and he is notoriously absent minded and puts work before childcare often... and seems to make light of serious situations.

So their child is not here today, but will be tomorrow. They had better be honest with me re whether she has any more symptoms too.

Another little girl I care for, who was exposed to this child on tami flu yesterday, is off today, with a roaring temperature of 40 deg celcius and a hacking cough... sure signs of swine flu... oh my goodness! This mum is very responsible though and will keep her off if sick for sure.


  1. I missed your first post but got caught up after reading this one. I'd be irked too. It seems rather irresponsible and somewhat selfish not to inform you so that you could take the proper precautions. Also, children can pick things up so easily. I just got the impression she didn't want the inconvenience of having to look after her own child while she was sick because it interfered with her schedule.

  2. OH MY!! I had you on my mind all day yesterday. I was praying and wondering how you were. NOW I KNOW! I am praying for you and the children who were exposed as well as the father who needs to re-prioritize his life.
    Blessings and prayers, andrea

  3. I was thinking of you the other day when we got around to talking about the flu. It's amazing how fast it can spread. Yikes!

  4. Wow, some people dont seem to think at all!

  5. Thank you so much for your support!!! It hasn't happened since then thankfully.