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My baby was expelled from her infant program yesterday 10/29/09 because I reported them to the health department based on the fact that numerous times I complained to the director about turning on the heat in the school during early time drop off which is from 6:30-to 8am.

When I took my baby yesterday morning at 7am. the teachers were both with coats on chatting away rather than turning on the heat. When I asked the teacher what happened to the heat she said "oh I just turned it on" and just kept on walking. Very rude!. So since I knew it was going to be the same story I took it upon myself to call the health dept.

My baby started school on 9/8/09 on 9/10/09 I had to take her to the ER for wheezing. She was then diagnosed with broncholitis which can later develop to asthma. Since then she has not recovered. She continues to get sick because the school is cold. The director got so upset that he called me at work to say that effective immediately my baby was removed from the school and I had to pick her up. He embarrassed me in front of his staff, treating me like a criminal.
When I asked for my deposit back he said that he would pay me within 30 days but when I asked if I could get it in writing he refused and said that they owner instructed him not to do so. I am so upset and very dissapointed. I really thought the school was worth it.

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    lizk606 Oct 30, 2009

    i dont know what to think about this... i think i would call the health department over something more serious than the heat not being on. are you a nurse, or a doctor? do you know that cold air DOES NOT cause colds? i took the liberty of gathering you some information so you can educate youself and not look like a fool. because wither you child is exposed to smoke or to some one who is sick...i can see why the day care told you to never come back! have you noticed how cold a hospital or clinic is? or even a operating room? it to keep the spread of germs down!! before you start trashing people or their business you need to do research first, and maybe you might learn something! and i highly doubt that a pediatrician would say that the cold air caused you child to develop Bronchiolitis .if you do read all of my post you will see what exactly causes bronchiolitis.


    PART ONE:

    the flu and the common cold are caused by viruses. People get sick more often in the winter because they are exposed to each other more in the winter than in the summer. When it is cold outside, people tend to stay inside and are more likely to spread germs to one another. Also, because school is in session, kids are around each other all day and are not afraid to share their germs. With so many people in such close contact, the likelihood of passing germs is much higher when it is cold outside than when it is warm and people are outdoors. There is also evidence now that viruses spread more easily through dry air. When it is cold outside, the air is drier both outdoors and inside (where people have their heaters on) which may make it easier for germs to pass from one person to another. But it is not the cold weather that causes the cold, it just might make it easier to spread the virus.

    In tropical areas, where it does not get cold, the common cold and flu season generally occurs during the rainy season. But again, these illnesses are not caused by the rain. They are just more prevalent because people come in closer contact with each other than they do during the dry season.

    PART TWO:
    Bronchitis occurs when the air passages in your lungs become inflamed. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis is usually due to a viral infection – such as a cold – that starts in your nose or sinuses and spreads to the airways. Acute bronchitis usually lasts a few days, although you may have a cough for weeks afterward. Chronic bronchitis, on the other hand, occurs most often in people who smoke and, together with emphysema, is known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Chronic bronchitis is characterized by a productive (wet) cough that is persistent. The mucus that’s produced by the inflamed airways eventually causes scar tissue to form in the lungs, making breathing difficult.
    Acute bronchitis:

    Cough that produces yellow or green mucus
    Burning sensation in the chest
    Wheezing
    Sore throat
    Fever
    Fatigue
    Chronic bronchitis:

    Chronic cough that produces mucus
    Wheezing, shortness of breath
    Blue-tinged lips
    Ankle, feet, and leg swelling
    Causes:
    Acute bronchitis is usually caused by the same viruses that cause colds. But exposure to cigarette smoke or pollution, a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and bacterial infections can also cause bronchitis.

    The main causes of chronic bronchitis are cigarette smoking and prolonged exposure to air pollution or dust.

    Diagnosis:
    Your doctor will listen to your chest and back, look at your throat, and may draw blood and take a culture of the sputum from your lungs. If your doctor is concerned about possible pneumonia or COPD, a chest X-ray might be ordered or a lung function test (which measures the amount of air in your lungs) may be ordered.

    Preventive Care:
    The best way to avoid chronic bronchitis is to not smoke and to stay away from air pollutants. For acute bronchitis, take steps to avoid colds and respiratory infections, such as washing your hands frequently, getting an annual flu shot, and (if you are over 65 or have a chronic illness) asking your doctor about the pneumococcal vaccine (Prevnar).

    Treatment Approach:
    Acute bronchitis from a virus generally clears up on its own within 7 to 10 days. Using a humidifier, taking a cough medicine that contains an expectorant (something that helps you "bring up" mucus), and drinking plenty of fluids can help relieve symptoms. If a bacterial infection is the culprit, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics.

    oh and

    Bronchiolitis is bronchiole inflammation, usually caused by a virus infection. This lung infection has it’s greatest health impact on young children, especially infants under 6 months.

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