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27-01-2013, 11:01 AM

One of my mindees has been under the westher since weds/thurs. Mum said it was teething and dosed him up on calpol/nurofen before bringing him to me. As you can imagine as medication wore off, he became miserable, clingy and cried continuously. Called mum and she collected him at normal time just as he was dozing off to sleep in my arms. Mentioned to mum that he has a bad smell coming from his mouth and could be tonsilitus.

Next morning I get a message to say she thinks its slapped cheek (5th disease) and he is no longer contagious. No GP has diagnosed this. Today, he is still not sleeping, is fine when taking medication but is still having symptoms of sunburn cheeks and clingy and still has temp when medication is waring off.

Just looking for some advice as to whether I should be having him.

27-01-2013, 11:04 AM
No you should not be having him in my opinion. If the child cannot join in the activities due to illness then thy should be at home. The parent obviously doesn't want to deal with it themselves or lose money!

Remember you are a childminder, not a doctor! :thumbsup: