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I lost the battle

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I am so upset and angry. I'm seriously on the verge of tears. DP decided he was going to get this damn TB test anyway. Apparently he doesn't care about the all that disgusting crap put into his system. Anyhow, I have two questions. How long do I keep him away from the baby? I was thinking at least a week (we co-sleep and he'll be in the sleeping in the other room for that long), but should I keep him away longer? I don't want him to be shedding anything around her. And also, how long until that crap is out of his system for good? For various reasons we want to TTC but now that he went and got this done, I'm holding off. I'm just not sure for how long.

I'll admit that I know next to nothing about these TB shots, but I do know that the test thing he got was the one with the injection under the skin, with all the yucky chemical crap. Any ideas on how long I have to keep him quarantined?

And we had this great day planned for Friday, our LO's six month birthday .. now I sort of feel like it was ruined because I don't want him around her with all this crap in his body.
post #2 of 16
You do not need to quarantine after a TB test.
post #3 of 16
There's nothing in the TB test that sheds.

The Mantoux TB skin test is an injection of Tubersol, which contains Tuberculin in phosphate buffered saline with Tween 80 as a stabilizer, and 0.28 percent phenol added as a preservative.
post #4 of 16
TB test doesn't shed at all
post #5 of 16
I agree with the pp, and I would like to gently suggest that you allow your DP to make his own health care decisions. I am anti-vax for myself and my child, but adults need to be free to make their own choices.

I really can't think of anything that you or your daughter have to worry about. Please take a deep breath, allow him back in your bed, and proceed with your plans.
post #6 of 16


I agree- nothing at all to worry about.

-Angela
post #7 of 16

hi


Edited by mama2peyton - 11/10/10 at 10:26am
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by just_lily View Post
I agree with the pp, and I would like to gently suggest that you allow your DP to make his own health care decisions. I am anti-vax for myself and my child, but adults need to be free to make their own choice.


This should be the case for any medical decision your partner makes for themself.

TB tests aren't contagious. It's not a vaccination at all, but a screening tool.
post #9 of 16
I agree with the pps...it really is just a screening and nothing harmful that would shed is injected into a patient. It's all good!
post #10 of 16
You admit that you know nothing at all about the TB "shot" yet you tried to convince him not to do it and now you're angry to the point of tears over it? You could've saved yourself a lot of emotional upset by doing just a tiny bit of reading beforehand. It's a test, not a vaccine and there is nothing "running around his body" because of it. The CDC website is an excellent resource about both the disease, tuberculosis, as well as the screening and treatment. http://www.cdc.gov/tb/
post #11 of 16
You are uninformed. TB testing is not contagious and there is no danger to your baby or your conception plans. I am NURSING a baby and had the TB test for a job application 3 weeks ago. I would never have done it if there was any risk at all.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by just_lily View Post
I agree with the pp, and I would like to gently suggest that you allow your DP to make his own health care decisions. I am anti-vax for myself and my child, but adults need to be free to make their own choices.

I really can't think of anything that you or your daughter have to worry about. Please take a deep breath, allow him back in your bed, and proceed with your plans.
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post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
I don't know much about it, but I do know that something is injected; (or so I gathered from what I read) I just don't know how long that something stays in the body and if it sheds.

I'm angry about it because he said he wouldn't get it and then he lied to me about it. That's what really pissed me off. I realize it's his body and his choice, I just don't appreciate him lying to me about it.

Homewithtwinsmama: That makes me feel better.

Thanks for responses. I appreciate it.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by caro113 View Post
I don't know much about it, but I do know that something is injected; (or so I gathered from what I read) I just don't know how long that something stays in the body and if it sheds.
There's nothing live in the injection, so nothing to shed.
post #15 of 16
Perhaps you are confusing the TB test with the TB vax? There is a nasty TB vax, but it is not given in the US.

I don't really have a problem with the TB test. Some people DO have reactions to it so that is something to think about before getting it, but it is in NO WAY harmful to the people around you.
post #16 of 16
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I'm angry about it because he said he wouldn't get it and then he lied to me about it. That's what really pissed me off. I realize it's his body and his choice, I just don't appreciate him lying to me about it.
Not that I condone lying, but playing devil's advocate here....You seem really against the TB test without knowing much about it. You seem very emotional about it. Did you dh need this because of his employment or something like that? Did he feel that this was something that he was REQUIRED to do, like it or not? If so, perhaps he just didn't want to get into a fight with you about it. He saw your position, but felt he truly had no choice, so instead of getting into an emotional argument with you, he just went out and did what he felt he needed to do.

Again, I don't think lying is really even the right thing to do, but I am speculating on why he may have felt he needed to do that.
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