Originally Posted by KatieJD
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.