The flyer that was sent home from school today informed me of the following (and I QUOTE):
"The ROTAVIRUS is most commonly transmitted through the fecal/oral route."
Holy shit! (literally)!!!! My children are not in preschool anymore. Diapers are thankfully a thing of my past. Please tell me how second graders are passing fecal matter around?? Disgusting.
And my son wonders why he has to carry hand sanitizer in his backpack.
Other key facts that I learned in this great flyer from our school nurse...
"The ROTOVIRUS has an incubation period of about two days"
ABOUT? What the * does that mean? Is it 2 days or is it a week????
"If your child begins to show signs of watery stool, vomiting, liquid diarrhea or low grade fever please consider keeping them home for at least 24 hours..."
Oh yes, that would be nice, wouldn't it? I mean, at least consider keeping your seven year old home when he or she is crippled with liquid diarrhea. As a personal favor to me. thanks.
Consider???? Really??? How about DO NOT!!!
And we wonder why our kids are still getting this.
"There are only two reasons to sit in the back row on an airplane; either you have diarrhea, or you're anxious to meet people who do." Henry Kissinger