Going back to school

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Indierose14
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Going back to school

Post by Indierose14 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:03 pm

My daughter was diagnosed with KD a week ago, although it was it was 15 days after her symptoms had started. She had a highfever for 10 days along with many other symptoms of KD (was unaware this disease existed until last week) when she was ill I was told, tonsillitis, chest infection cold virus and flu. Anyway took her to the docs as her fingers we peeling the skin and from their were assessed at our children’s ward and admitted for 4 days whilst she recovers treatment. Her echo showed inflamed arteries.

We are now post KD 3 1/2 weeks and 1 week past treatment and now on low dose of aspirin once a day.

She’s perfect in herself, playing, chopsing me lol becantibher ususal self :) sonis she fine to go back to school? What if she catches sonthing so soon? It’s so scary, and I know there is slap cheek going around the school at the moment. She’s 4 by the way.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Going back to school

Post by Cici » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:21 pm

As a mom, I recommend let her stay home for 6 or 8 weeks, at least until the flu season is over. To minimize the possibility of catching any sickness is best for her recovery. There is a post regarding “how quickly can a child return to daycare post KD” with a lot of comments, you can search for it to get helpful insights and references. Sorry about my language issues given that English is not my native language. All the best!!!

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Re: Going back to school

Post by Nancy » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:09 pm

hi

Since 4 year olds are only in preschool, as a mom, I'd keep her home and enjoy her :)

If she were in elementary school, I'd say absolutely no reason not to go back to school !

My son was in 2nd grade when he had KD and his pediatric cardiologist said it was fine to go back to school one week after receiving IVIG.

But, preschool doesn't matter and you will both feel better keeping her home for a few weeks :)

best,
Nancy

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