Just wondering if anyone has experience with school exclusion for "walking pneumonia." An MD says it is safe for a kid to return to school tomorrow but I wonder... he was just diagnosed today.
No, I haven't. Unless the physican authorized the student to stay at home I have never heard of exclusion because of "walking pneumonia. The school needs the doctor's note in order to justify exclusion or admittance. The physican overrides the nurse in what she be allowed or not. I would call the doctor and ask for limitations but to just write my own could get me into trouble. Maybe you could tell the PE teacher to allow him to do what he is able physically to do. Make his teachers aware if parent doesn't mind. But yeah I would deal with the doctor first. Hospital is different than the school setting. Let us know what you decided.
Last edit by glolilly on Dec 9, '11
Dec 9, '11
Yup. Get the MD's note so you don't end up "with the boogie-woogie blues".
*sorry* Its Friday, and I couldn't resist!
Last edit by MinnieMomRN on Dec 9, '11