Not ‘a bit ill’
Mar30

Not ‘a bit ill’

There was a time when if my kids told me they felt ‘a bit ill’ that I would give them some paracetamol and they would be better. Occasionally my daughter might be slightly unwell for a day or two, but it was nothing to worry about. All that seems to have changed this year. My younger son came home from school at the start of January feeling ‘a bit ill’ and was ill for a week. My daughter felt ‘a bit...

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The illness that went on and on
Jan17

The illness that went on and on

On the first Thursday of January, just two days after he’d gone back to school, my younger son came home complaining of aching legs. He had a cough, a bit of a headache and his chest hurt. He was clearly under the weather. So when he woke up the next morning, saying his head felt funny, I had no qualms in keeping him off school. But around 11am I looked at him and thought ‘Is he really ill?’, ‘Perhaps he should...

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