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#1 of 2 Old 07-28-2013, 08:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have a rare opportunity to have a play date with a child who has chicken pox tomorrow.  My hope is that my children get chicken pox naturally and while young as opposed to risking a more severe case when they're older.  It's an ideal time for us except for one thing - we're traveling across the country in 7.5 weeks.  If the incubation period is 3 weeks and the virus lasts 3 weeks, we should still have a week to rest up before stepping onto the plane.  And I would guess that it won't really take that long, but from what I understand, that'd be the worst case scenario.

 

However, my big concern is that one of my dd's gets it and the other doesn't get it for a week or two and then that timeline shifts and she is just getting over chicken pox when it's time to pack our bags and leave.

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Don't do it. I get the rareness, but I have traveled with a four year old with chicken pox and she was really white, exhausted, achey for the first four days and covered in blisters quite a while. It would be unwelcome for most folks to be around the obvious blisters. On the plus side, she caught them while traveling (incubation ten days) so you could bring em home! Good luck to you.
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