Chicken pox

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Chicken pox

So a kid at Daycare has the chicken pox... Harrison had the shot for it but not Siena...

Is it my civic duty to tell everyone that Siena has been exposed or keep her out of public places all together? It can take 2 weeks to show up... I don't want to be paranoid and keep her from having halloween fun for a disease she may not even have...

Please be honest... Am I being selfish and inconsiderate by taking her out as normal?

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I wouldn't keep her home for something she "might" develop.

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Was Siena in the room? physical contact with the kid?

Honestly if she was in direct contact I would keep her home.. I would be less than pleased if my newborn or infant was exposed when the parent KNEW there was a chance.
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Otherwise I would go about business as usual

Sad hope she doesn't get it!

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I agree with Kelly, if she was directly exposed, I'd probably just be considerate of where I take her, if there are other babies there who may not have be vax'd yet. But otherwise I wouldn't stay in the house just to see if she gets it or not. I hope she avoids it! Unless you don't want her to, not debating vax'ing, but if you don't for CP, the younger they are the better!

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I agree with Kelly.

Also, I'm jealous. It's getting harder and harder to find CP. Wishing my kids would get it already!

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Yep, I agree with Kelly too. If she had direct contact with the child, then yes I'd keep her home away from any little ones.
Edited to say - I wouldn't keep her quarantined, but I'd be careful about where I was taking her.

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Yeah... that's what I thought... Lol

We won't go the pumpkin patch this weekend because Siena would be SO SAD if she can't climb on the pumpkins and chase the goats... my friend is in a horse show so I'll putter in the carrier and we'll all go watch the horsies.

We went to get her shots last week but bailed because she had a cold.
I know in my head that all the vax's didn't cause Harrisons delays, but my heart is slightly paranoid. She is going to get the deadly disease vaccines, but I was on the fence about the pox. Maybe my decision is made up for me? I kind of hope she gets it... and I hope it's mild.

ETA: Jordan, come on out! I can hook you up with the POX!

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haha thanks Kirst!! Actually I'm cool with waiting. Fiona's still nursing, so she'd likely be still covered by my immunity. Then I'd have to find it all over again once she weans.

Have fun at the horsie show. I heart horsies. My bf from kindergarten has one, he's a doll.

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Jordan makes a very good point. The kids that aren't vaxed, their parents want them to get it, otherwise they would have gotten the vax. Make sense? So, I'd say it's your civic duty to take her to as many public places as possible.

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I would do as you normally would. Over here we dont get the CP Vaccine so if you get it you get it.

2 weeks ago there was 5 kids of at nursery with it. My 3 boys have had it already so i wasnt concerned.

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"luangwa" wrote:

Jordan makes a very good point. The kids that aren't vaxed, their parents want them to get it, otherwise they would have gotten the vax. Make sense? So, I'd say it's your civic duty to take her to as many public places as possible.

The only thing is if there are babies that are too young to get the vax....I wouldn't want my new baby around the pox. KWIM?

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It's the same risk as being around a child who's *just* been vaccinated, since it's a live, shedding vaccine. Rethinking it, I wouldn't worry unless I knew she shared some sort of physical contact. Being sneezed on, sharing a cup etc.

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Hmmmm all good points... Siena is still nursing, that will protect her? Cool!

We ended up going to my school fundraiser pumpkin patch... S stayed in her stroller and didn't kiss anyone so I think we are OK... I'm not letting her touch things like pumpkins in case a baby too young for the vax touches it, but we went on the hayride where she sat on my lap. I've decided to be mindful not paranoid. Like Jordan mentioned, I have no idea if S was sneezed on or shared a cup...

Since Mel has pointed out it is now my civic duty to spread it... we are going to chuck e cheese and licking everything... haha... we'll just go to the horse show as planned. Maybe lick a horse or 2.

Thanks for all the input... YOU GUYS ROCK.

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As long as the mother has had the chicken pox naturally, studies have shown immunity goes through the breastmilk, and does so until full weaning. If the mother had the CP vax, or didn't have CP at all, the baby doesn't get that immunity.

Glad to hear you had fun!!

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I really wouldn't worry about keeping her at home. It's not a dangerous illness. And you don't know whether or not she'll actually develop the pox. I'd go about your business and see what happens.

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i wouldn't worry........i would have rathered my kids got chicken pox naturally......but they have all been vaccinated....well, except jack.........maybe i'll come up for a visit!!!LOL!!!!