There are certain things to watch for with sick kids. Fever, how long they have been throwing up, diaherrea, running nose (green), etc. I would talk to your Pediatrican and see what they reccomend. If she is throwing up, I wouldn't guess it was a cold. I would guess something else is going on.
With you being a single mom, and I say this with all due respect, you are the only one who can take care of your child the best. I have been a single mom in the past. I know it's frustrating and cuts into some of your time, but who else is there for your daughter and can comfort her and love her the way you can? Sure, work is important, but being a mom takes top priority. It is a full and overtime job, with not any monetary pay, but many other rewards. You are doing the best you can, I am sure, but if you don't take care of your daughter in the beginning and she becomes more ill, it will only lead to more days off in the long run.
Also, maybe you can get a note from your doctor. There is something called FMLA.(Family Medical Leave Act). This is a new law that has came into effect. Here is a few link that might help you to get started. Of course, it is most important to talk with you company:
Here is some of what the above site says:
The Family Medical Leave Act
FMLA requires covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to "eligible" employees for certain family and medical reasons. Employees are eligible if they have worked for a covered employer for at least one year, and for 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months, and if there are at least 50 employees within 75 miles.
Job benefits and protection
· For the duration of FMLA leave, the employer must maintain the employee's health coverage under any "group health plan."
· Upon return from FMLA leave, most employees must be restored to their original or equivalent positions with equivalent pay, benefits, and other employment terms.
· The use of FMLA leave cannot result in the loss of any employment benefit that accrued prior to the start of an employee's leave.Unlawful acts by employers
FMLA makes it unlawful for any employer to:
· interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise of any right provided under FMLA;
· discharge or discriminate against any person for opposing any practice made unlawful by FMLA or for involvement in any proceeding under or relating to FMLA.
But, once again, do some reading on your own and talk over your concerns openly with your employer. I would mention FMLA to your employer so they know that you are aware of this. It may help you to be able to go where you need to a lot quicker.