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Old 08-05-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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Mean old woman on the plane...

DS is two. He is running up to 104 fever. Had to get up at 3 am to catch a plane, and rode 7 hours plus a two hour layover. He cried maybe 15 minutes that entire time. He did not scream or yell. But he is two. He talks a lot and he giggles and he wiggles.

On the plane, about 2 hours into the second leg of our trip, he is in DHs lap talking and looking out the window and the old lady in front of him YELLS "SHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" right at DS. He immediately gets scared and starts crying and clinging to me. WTH is wrong with people??? I said " Excuse me, but you do not speak to my child that way. He was doing nothing wrong. He is only 2"

She made some snide comment under her breath. People can really suck. I was so angry I could've spit. He was being SO good for a toddler confined for hours with no sleep and a fever. What is wrong with people. It wasn't the middle of the night, this was 10 freaking AM!
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AGH! THat is horrible!!! I am flying with my 4 kids, 5 yrs. old and under in a couple days and to say I'm scared blankless would be an understatement. Your son's behavior sounds amazing!!! I hope mine are half as good...
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((HUGS)). Some people just shouldn't go out in public.

We recently had a lady gripe about our almost two year old who was behaving well at a very casual, loud restaurant. I was kind of shocked since he was being so good. She then started a conversation at her table about how in their day the switched the back of kids legs until they bled. CRAZY!
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Grouchy old bitty! I have been on flights where a poor baby screamed for hours. That is part of flying you get what you get. Your poor son I remember your post from a few days ago about him being sick. Glad you made your destination safely. Hope he feels much better soon.
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he flew with a fever of 104?
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he flew with a fever of 104?
Yes. All his fevers run high. His doctor ok'd it. He has no symptoms beyond fever, so her guess is roseola. When the fever is down using Advil, he acts as though absolutely nothing is wrong with him.
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he flew with a fever of 104?
That was my first thought too. Why? Weren't you scared you'd make everyone sick? It does sound like the lady was a grouch, but maybe it wasn't the best time to be flying?
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That was my first thought too. Why? Weren't you scared you'd make everyone sick? It does sound like the lady was a grouch, but maybe it wasn't the best time to be flying?
roseola is a virus right? so others can catch it? planes have limited amount of oxygen, the air is recycled a LOT

Not sure it's fair on the other people if they could get something that causes a small child a 104 fever, whatever virus it is
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That was my first thought too. Why? Weren't you scared you'd make everyone sick? It does sound like the lady was a grouch, but maybe it wasn't the best time to be flying?
I don't know the OP's story, but unfortunately, sometimes you have to fly with a sick kid. It sucks formothers on the plane but sometimes youmhave to get where you're going.

When we went to disney world last time we missed our connecting flight due to a delay. We couldn't get home that day - had to stay ina hotel over night. We had to get home - we were already a day late gettng home. Dd1 got sick an hour before our flight took off. It sucked but we had to put her on a plane sick and puking. We felt horrible doing it but were stuck.

I'm guessing the OP felt she needed to make that trip. I'm sure she weighed the pros and cons of going with a fever and did what was best for them. It sucks for other passengers but it is a risk of flying. I doubt anyone gets on a plane thinking it's a germ free environment.
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I don't know the OP's story, but unfortunately, sometimes you have to fly with a sick kid. It sucks formothers on the plane but sometimes youmhave to get where you're going.

When we went to disney world last time we missed our connecting flight due to a delay. We couldn't get home that day - had to stay ina hotel over night. We had to get home - we were already a day late gettng home. Dd1 got sick an hour before our flight took off. It sucked but we had to put her on a plane sick and puking. We felt horrible doing it but were stuck.

I'm guessing the OP felt she needed to make that trip. I'm sure she weighed the pros and cons of going with a fever and did what was best for them. It sucks for other passengers but it is a risk of flying. I doubt anyone gets on a plane thinking it's a germ free environment.
so if a child/adult with a weak immune system gets sick because you brought a sick child on a plane, that is just tough? That is pretty heartless
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