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post #1 of 16
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I'm not regretting my decision to not vax at all!!!!! I'm stoked he is getting them and getting them out of the way.

Spots appeared on Monday, started going away yesterday!! Seems pretty mild, but this is my first case. smile.gif No itching at all, no loss of appetite/sleep/energy. Just wants more cuddles and is a bit more whiny.

Things I'm doing:

1. 5 grams of C a day
2. Extra multivitamin
3. Rubbing combo jojoba/tea tree oil over whole body twice a day
4. Nightly baths with lavender/eucahlyptus oil

I'm especially happy that at no time did I ever think, "man, I wish I would gotten him that vaccine."
post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by Shanesmom View Post

I'm not regretting my decision to not vax at all!!!!! I'm stoked he is getting them and getting them out of the way.

Spots appeared on Monday, started going away yesterday!! Seems pretty mild, but this is my first case. smile.gif No itching at all, no loss of appetite/sleep/energy. Just wants more cuddles and is a bit more whiny.

Things I'm doing:

1. 5 grams of C a day
2. Extra multivitamin
3. Rubbing combo jojoba/tea tree oil over whole body twice a day
4. Nightly baths with lavender/eucahlyptus oil

I'm especially happy that at no time did I ever think, "man, I wish I would gotten him that vaccine."

Are you letting anyone come over to catch them?

post #3 of 16

Great!!!

How did he get them? Did you purposely expose him?

 

When my older DD got them, it didn't affect her too much. She had TONS of spots, but was active and didn't seem too uncomfortable. My younger caught them from her and had a rougher time. She had a fever and loss of appetite for a few days. Still wasn't that bad though!

post #4 of 16
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Emmy: I should have a party huh ?! Lol. Actually he got them at church, because almost every toddler at my church currently has them. We have no idea who the "culprit" was.....smile.gif

Chloe: glad your DD got a mild case too. Makes it a lot easier for the kiddos to bear. I am not shielding his baby brother in any way, even letting them share spoons (which I do anyways), but so far Cody hasn't shown any signs......he is still nursing though....
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Originally Posted by Shanesmom View Post

 Actually he got them at church, because almost every toddler at my church currently has them.

Almost every toddler? I wonder how many of them were vaccinated!

I'm glad to hear your son is doing well. Everything you're doing to help his immune system must be working!

post #6 of 16
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Almost every toddler? I wonder how many of them were vaccinated!

I'm glad to hear your son is doing well. Everything you're doing to help his immune system must be working!

Haha!! Sorry. I go to a fairly small church composed of like minded people mostly. Most kids are homeschooled and not vaxed. No one to too worried about the CP.  maybe it helps to be going through this with a "support group." :)

 

thanks for the positive words 

post #7 of 16

Ha!  Congrats!  :)  CP was actually a super fun week in this house.  It got announced on MDC and we had at least two play dates a day from people wanted to catch it.  I met a lot of nice folks.  And my boys felt like superstars!  They still talk about how cool chicken pox was. 
 

post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Shanesmom View Post

Emmy: I should have a party huh ?! Lol. Actually he got them at church, because almost every toddler at my church currently has them. We have no idea who the "culprit" was.....smile.gif

Chloe: glad your DD got a mild case too. Makes it a lot easier for the kiddos to bear. I am not shielding his baby brother in any way, even letting them share spoons (which I do anyways), but so far Cody hasn't shown any signs......he is still nursing though....

 

My DD2 was still nursing as well. She didn't show signs of having it until about 10 days to 2 weeks after DD1 as I recall.

post #9 of 16
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Oh really? Ok. I'll keep my eyes on Cody

post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Lookingup View Post

Ha!  Congrats!  :)  CP was actually a super fun week in this house.  It got announced on MDC and we had at least two play dates a day from people wanted to catch it.  I met a lot of nice folks.  And my boys felt like superstars!  They still talk about how cool chicken pox was. 
 

That is so cool!! I wish every kids CP could be that way 

post #11 of 16
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Are you letting anyone come over to catch them?

That was my first thought lol!  I unfortunately have friends who 'vax to the max' and wouldn't dream of sharing pox even if their vaxxed kids got it :-P  Our neighbor thought her LO had them last summer, and she thought I was nuts when I asked her to share a blanket or pillowcase with my LO who was prob 7mos at the time but healthy as an ox so I had no problem exposing her at that point.  Turned out to be a false alarm much to my dismay.

post #12 of 16

Where do you live, I am in Vermont.

post #13 of 16
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NM :)

post #14 of 16

I have a 10-year-old who still has not had chicken pox (CP).  I am starting to worry.  Is there some magic age by which they "should" have CP before we should start to worry more about the more severe outcome in older people?  Is there some rule of thumb?  I remember at one point thinking that if my kids reach the age of 12 without having contracted CP, then I would vaccinate them.  I don't remember what information I based that off any more as there's just so much information to keep track of when you don't follow the "official" guidelines.

post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by SummumBonum View Post

I have a 10-year-old who still has not had chicken pox (CP).  I am starting to worry.  Is there some magic age by which they "should" have CP before we should start to worry more about the more severe outcome in older people?  Is there some rule of thumb?  I remember at one point thinking that if my kids reach the age of 12 without having contracted CP, then I would vaccinate them.  I don't remember what information I based that off any more as there's just so much information to keep track of when you don't follow the "official" guidelines.

I don't think there is any magic age where one needs to begin to be overly concerned. In general adults and older teens have a higher rate of complications. This does not mean getting CP as an older teen or adult will be serious. I had CP around 20 - 21. I'm fine - no complications, no hospitalizations just alot of aveeno baths. Personally I think the complications related to CP have much more to do with how it's treated than anything else. 

post #16 of 16

I think it could take up to 3 weeks after exposure before coming down with chicken pox.  But it's also possible that if your little one is still nursing, he either won't get it, or will get an extremely mild case.

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