Tis the season for illness and SD's mother did not take them for flu shots. She does not work and is a stay at home mom to 2 kids who are in school. I am not sure why she did not take them. They are often sick. 8 Yr old SD has had strep 3 times in the last 5 months. 2 of those times DH had to take her to the urgent care doctor while she was visiting us (mom lives 2 hours away) because her mom didn't think it was anything (even though one time she started feeling bad on a Thursday, still sent her to school Friday & then it was our wknd for visitation). The girls were with us this weekend and around my sisters 3 kids Saturday night. Sunday afternoon 8 year old started feeling bad. She had a fever of 102, no appetite and just wanted to sleep. DH gave her med. It was almost time to meet her mom at the 1/2 way point so we went there & told her she had a fever but was down now due to med. Her mom says she took her temp that night and was normal. At 1:00am she woke up w/ fever. Mom gave med. Sent her to school Monday. WHAT?!?! Sent her to school? I would never send my child to school so soon after a fever - they say wait 24 hrs and again, mom doesn't work so its not like she would lose her job if she stayed home! Monday evening, SD goes straight to bed after school. Tuesday - mom decides to let her stay home and rest. Says she has no fever. Tuesday find out my nephew has strep and my niece has flu. My sister works but still took her kids to the doctor. Why didn't this woman take them to the doctor? If they were with us & seemed so sick, we would have taken them. And why didn't my DH ask her WHY she did not take them to the doctor? Or WHY she sent her to school? It just seems so irresponsible and my DH sits back and lets her make all the decisions. No wonder she thinks she owns them! I hope he writes all of this down for next time we end up in court and she is more concerned that they stayed up past their 7:30 bedtime. But he won't...guess I better get to it!
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