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Subject: first day of school? Updated
Date Posted: 9/8/2009 8:29 AM ET
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Today was to be our first day of school, but I think one of my sons may have strep. He developed a terribly sore throat yesterday. Poor guy! We won't start today, but with just the two twin boys it just doesn't work to have one start and not the other. Instead, I think we'll be visiting the doctor. A bit of a let down for everyone, especially the sick son, but I'm thankful for the flexibility of our schedule. I hope everyone else starting today has a wonderful first day! :o)



Edit:  Aw, poor guy!  We found out that the doctor is pretty sure he has mono.  That puts a kink in starting school this year!

Last Edited on: 9/13/09 9:51 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 9/8/2009 8:19 PM ET
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There seems to be a lot of illness going around now. Hope he feels better soon. Hopefully you're getting the sick days out early.

Date Posted: 9/10/2009 4:55 PM ET
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I'm sorry for your son & hopes he feels better soon.

We are starting a little late this year. Mainly due to health issues that delayed our finishing school. Then I had to plan school which I same still tryin finish planning this new school year. Also we had a short mini vacation this past weekend.

We plan to start on Sept. 15th. We'd start on the 14th but my son will turn 8 on that day and doesn't want to "do school" on his birthday. :) lol

I'm getting signs of a cold/sinus illness now though and pray it doesn't hit me. My son who is almost 8 last night was sniffing a lot and saying he felt dizzy. So we will see.

That is what is hard with homeschooling. When one child is sick it doesn't seem worth getting the other kids to do their work. Here in GA we have to keep an attendance report. The first year I had 2 students I would make one absent due to illness and that would throw off the whole chart! lol

I hope your son feels better.

You can do what I do when my health keeps me feeling bad. We will do "fun" school. Meaning we will watch educational videos, movies that can be educational, play a board game that involves counting money or some kind of learning & even workbooks. This way you are still learning but in a more relaxed way. So if this illness lasts you can still learn while he is resting on the sofa.

Good luck.

Date Posted: 9/13/2009 9:50 AM ET
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Poor Tom is still sick.  After a week of antibiotics his temp was still high, his throat still very sore and he was barely eating.  He understands how important hydration is (one of the benefits of having older kids) so he has been careful to drink a lot of water, even though it really hurts.  We went back to the doctor Friday and ended up with him getting blood drawn for the mono test and and a prescription for steroids.  The steroids will lessen the swelling in his throat so he can eat and drink more comfortably, we hope.  If he's feeling well enough by Wednesday, we may start school that day, but only a couple of classes.  <p>It's interesting hearing how others have handled "sick days" and I'd love to hear more.