RE: Child's name Date of birth
Child’s name has been diagnosed with faecal impaction, which means he/she is suffering from severe constipation. The treatment for this is large quantities of laxatives given over several days.
It is not appropriate for child's name to attend school during this time as the treatment will make them go to the toilet much more than usual. He/she will also need to be given the laxatives at intervals through the day. Faecal soiling is not uncommon during the disimpaction process.
Child's name will therefore remain at home for up to about 10 days starting ______________________. Work may be sent home if appropriate.
Health professional's name
Health professional’s designation