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    amandakrystyne asked a questionLeukemia

    Is daycare or preschool okay for a child being treated for leukemia if her counts are good and teachers/providers help and are careful?

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      CAS1

      I forgot to say how very very sorry I am for your daughters illness. Please forgive me. She has been on my mind all day..I get so broke up over children with cancer I just can't take it.
      I remeber sitting in the chemo waiting area for my infusion and a little boy with a back pack was sitting ther with his parents and I thought what a great kid waiting with one of his parents who has cancer.

      Then they called his name and he got up and started walking to the chemo area with his little back pack and I just broke down crying my head off .

      Dear Lord I pray for you to put your arms around this small child and cure her of cancer. Bless her family and keep them strong and safe to give her the best care possible. Please save this child Lord and bless her with health and a long life. In your name.

      almost 4 years ago
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      mimi2012

      I too am curious about this, I have the fear of constant illness but really don't have the option to not work.

      over 3 years ago
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      amandakrystyne

      I will update on this. Our 3.5 year old has been in daycare and preschool since August. The care providers at both places have been great alerting me of sickness and so forth going on. With daycare we drop off later in morning than other parents so if there is a bad cold or something the provider can alert us. Both places we had sent a note to parents to keep sick kids home and alert them of our child's delicate condition. Our child was diagnosed last May and has not caught anything or been sick at all beyond expected side effects with her regimen. We also have followed a diet very low in meat/dairy and high in organic veggies, whole grains, and fruit. Her counts have not been in a high danger zone since her first month and her nausea and discomfort has seemed highly minimal so again we are lucky. I am no doctor, but I attribute this to a lot of love, being careful, a healthy diet, and yes likely some luck too. Hope this helps anyone dealing with this at present. I truly believe the ideal situation varies by child. Ours is very social and just being stuck in the house was harder on her. She loves school. If she was an introverted child I likely would have tried harder to just cater to that.

      over 3 years ago
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