after this first year in school? It wasnt like I kept the kid in a bubble for the love of all that is holy and unholy. We went to play group. I ran a daycare from my home! We have been exposed to colds etc. But since Sept 3, the start of her first year in public school. She has been "healthy" exactly 3 weeks! I keep being told "After this year it wont happen like this anymore" and "The first year is always the worst" She eats healthy ie fruits, veggies, dairy, some meat(chicken) Drinks water, milk and low sugar fruit juices. Isnt overweight or under weight. No health problems. Well the one scare with her heart. A very minimal murmur. But now, because of a nasty round with at least two different colds/viruses, has a substantial hearing loss in her right ear. Another kid in her class keeps missing school because her asthma has been "worse than ever" according to her mom. We keep the girls home as much as we can. But nothing is helping. Then the principle sent home a letter last week telling parents again. "Send em in no matter what!" and if the kids are out too often that the "courts will become involved" All I want is my kid to not be hacking so bad that she throws up. I call the doctor to be told "Nothing we can do. Everyone is sick" And I get that.. but jeezus. I am already seriously contemplating taking her out of the public school system for other reasons. **They are combining the 5th through 8 grade schools. After they JUST released a report from a survey of those students saying that 5 out of 8(Or some other awful number) of those students claimed they had been "forced to have sex" Yeah. Thats RAPE!! in middle school kids. One of the schools has a cop on duty all the time. And they are cutting the police force. If I can do it when the time comes I am going to see if she can attend school in one of the surrounding towns If not I am pulling her and home schooling** But I cant do this sick all the time thing into first grade. I just cant. I am sick, my dh is sick. We are then bringing it to work and getting our co workers sick. She already has hearing loss because of this. She had near perfect hearing before!!! She was walking around today telling us that she doesnt feel like herself. She's 6. I was never that sick this often when I was her age. She is outside just as much as I was when I was her age and just as active. She has had her vaccinations(not going to debate that ) But I am seriously concerned about this.