So not to be the millionth person to start a chicken pox thread or anything but I need opinions. I have 3 boys age 14 years (vax'd ), 4 years (non vax'd) and 19 months (non vax'd). The 14 year old had the chicken pox at 7 or 8 months but I heard at that age you can get them again. The other two have not had the pox. I had the pox at 18 years when my oldest got them and we do not know if my hubby has had them or not. My girlfriends daughter has the chicken pox and another non vaxing mom is bringing her kids over to catch the pox. I don't know if I should do the same or not?? There is a slight chance that my kids have already been exposed since we see them almost everyday. But we think that they were not together since she has been contagious. I am partially leaning towards exposing them but my 4 year old is turning 5 this week and his bday party is next Sunday and he is really excited. If I expose him and he doesn't show signs do I cancel his party? I heard it takes 10-21 days for spots to appear. Des that mean they can't get them before 10 days? Or is that not right? If I postpone his party for almost a month he will be devastated!!! And what about if my husband hasn't had them? Then what?? Someone please help me!!!
Also don't know if it is important but myself and the 2 younger kids have been trying to fight off a pretty bad cold for the past few weeks so we are not at our healthiest at the moment.
Edited by cera - 10/9/11 at 10:46pm