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post #101 of 115
My friend in NY emailed me and let me know her kids may be getting the chicken pox, she's going to send me some pox paraphernalia if they end up having it. It's pretty hard to find around here so it would be nice if they catch it and get it over with. Though I have to wonder if Laine will get more than a mild case of it if she catches it at all while she's breastfeeding.
post #102 of 115
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My friend in NY emailed me and let me know her kids may be getting the chicken pox, she's going to send me some pox paraphernalia if they end up having it. It's pretty hard to find around here so it would be nice if they catch it and get it over with. Though I have to wonder if Laine will get more than a mild case of it if she catches it at all while she's breastfeeding.
What is pox paraphernalia? And if your kids get it could you send paraphernalia to CA? (That kinda sounds illegal, ). It's funny timing because just yesterday I was looking around to see if I could find pox in Reno or Sac, or even the Bay Area. I know so many people up here who would be happy if I could import the pox (<--- me, spreading the pox ) You might be right about Laine - you might have to find it again in a few years for her. But if/when you have more children, you'd be looking again, anyway. When I was reading about the cp yesterday on the vaccine (one "n" or two? neither looks right.) forum (I was actually looking into tetanus, but you know how these things go) people were saying if the kids got cp they'd never need to get a booster. My understanding of that is actually when our kids get cp *that's* *our* booster, and if they don't get it, and we don't get that "booster" we're actually at higher risk of getting cp again, or shingles, neither of which sounds like something I want to do as an adult. Therefore, our kids do still need a booster, but preferably they get that the old-fashioned way - from their own kids. I could be wrong about all that though... Does anyone know if cp are contagious to chickens? I'd hate to get them sick.
post #103 of 115
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jeanine, you had me nodding along until you brought up actual chickens.
post #104 of 115
Sorry, should I have put a space before I asked about the chickens? I'm serious about the question though. If I find the cp and my kids get it, they'll be in serious withdrawal if they can't go love the chickens for a couple weeks.
post #105 of 115
Yay! I just put my mad google skills to work, and apparently chicken pox is a human disease, non-transmittable to chickens. Now if I could just get some chicken pox...
post #106 of 115
I think it might actually be illegal to mail it but we won't tell anybody......

Suckers most likely, I'm going to have her overnight me stuff I think. Whatever she wants to send me. I'll be glad to pass it on if you'd like, though I can't guarantee it would survive
post #107 of 115
Still confused...
post #108 of 115
Sick kids lick lollipops and/or wear shirts, etc... Put it in overnight mail and it *might* get there before the germs die. Maybe.

It also *might* be illegal to transport biological stuff like CP germs via the postal service. You can always FedEx, though, I think. But I'm not sure if anyone's entirely clear on those definitions and where half-licked lollipops fall.
post #109 of 115
Ew. ABC lollipops. I knew I didn't really want to know, . It's funny you said t-shirts, because when I mentioned "paraphernalia" to dh he said "Blankets." When I looked at him like he said "Well that's how they gave smallpox to the Native Americans."
post #110 of 115
Could work! As long as it's got ooze from the sores on it. Though I think a tshirt or lollipop is cheaper to ship.
post #111 of 115
DH just read this, and in his professional opinion , blankets (or t-shirts) would be more effective than lolli's. I don't know how he knows, nor do I want to.

Great now I know. CP is a virus, viruses spread spores (He's brushing his teeth while explaining this and unfortunately I don't speak dentist. ) So maybe not a spore, maybe encapsulated. Now he's ranting about the patriot act. So, ftr, if GWBush is still monitoring my internet - I don't want no stinkin' CP! And I doubly don't want it through the USPS!

post #112 of 115
Ew. Ooze and ABC lolli's.
post #113 of 115
They're already watching me, I ain't scared'a no government
post #114 of 115
i was so hoping to get ro chicken pox this spring, but i don't think it's the best idea while this bagel's in the toaster.

and why is it that my pregnancy weekly email keeps insisting on comparing my baby to a food item? this week, your baby is the size of an ear of corn. really?
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