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Old 03-01-2013, 11:10 AM   #1
J9hunt J9hunt is offline
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Question When should I send my child with mono back to school?

My 13-year-old daughter was diagnosed with mono three weeks ago. She is still sleeping 18-20 hours per day. Yesterday was the first day she went back to school and she made it only for two hours, and it wiped her out. She went to sleep as soon as she got home and has been asleep since, except for when I woke her up to eat dinner last night and breakfast this morning. That's almost a full 23 hours. I've had her back to the doctor a couple of times and he says it just takes time and that she needs to rest. On the other hand, the school nurse keeps saying she needs to be back in school and that they have students with mono who come to school all the time. My daughter is obviously falling behind--she's not awake enough to work on any assignments. Do I force her to go to school like this, as the nurse wishes? Or do I continue to let her rest as the doctor said? Is there anything I can do to help recover more quickly?