Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: scout with mono
scout with mono
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 22:08:30 -0600
Since I can't spell it, I will just call it mono. This
sounds like someone is being a little narrow minded. If you
are THIS concerned about a kid with mono, how would you feel
if someone in the troop came down with AIDS?
Common sanitary thinking and planning would take car of
any concerns. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
Frequent washing of hands. The three pot washing of dishes
(discussed here earlier this month). No sharing of utensils
or cups, or pop bottles.
I remember when I had mono. I just felt tired all the
time. When I felt like going back to school, the doctor
said to go. After a certain time, and I can't remember what
it is, either 60 or 90 days, the kid is no longer
contagious, anyway. If this kid can keep up with the
preparations of the troop to go to Philmont, he can surely
make it on the trek. This prejudging sounds a lot like "but
his skin is a different color..." Don't treat this kid any
different. You will ruin him. He may have a bad dmemory of
you, the troop and this illness for the rest of his life.