The last few days he has been kissing and holding his newborn sister (1.5 weeks old).
Anyone have their newborn now or previous children exposed to sickness like this? Anyhing I can do? What happens if she does catch this?
I am really worried, being that she is so little. Any advice would be helpful.
My 8 year old got the flu (influenza a) when baby was almost 3 weeks old. DH got the flu the next day after 8 year old. 8 year old is still recovering, 2 weeks later. Baby and I both remained healthy. Lots of hand washing and tons of nursing were the tricks for us.
I hope your older is feeling better soon and nobody else catches it!
My ds was diagnosed with the flu on a thursday. Their pediatrician wanted to see both ds's the next day. He wanted to check out the baby and make sure he wasn't showing any signs (he wasn't- breathing was perfect, chest was clear, etc). He said at the first sign we were to call him immediately.
Steph, DH Jason (1-1-11), DS Owen (10-3-03) and DS Kai (10-13-11)