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Old 08-19-2008, 12:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
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: My friend (In McDonough, GA) has CP at her house!!!!!

Should I let my 2 1/2 year old and 10 1/2 month old get exposed?????

If anyone else wants to get an exposure, let me know...!

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Old 08-19-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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Um....I wouldn't expose a 10 month old to anything if I could help it.

I prefer the virus to the vaccine, but 10 months is young to deliberately expose a child. Is s/he nursing?
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Yes he is breastfeeding.....don't worry, DH doesn't want to 'deal' with the pox right now.

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10 1/2 months is not too young. Under 6 months I would be cautious, but I have friends whose kids got the pox at 3-4 months old and they were fine. It wasn't intentional, but you can't always control these things.

So, when IS it going to be a good time to "deal with it?"

Seriously?
That was my DH's objection when I exposed our kids right before Christmas, but then I pointed out our oldest was going on TEN and the longer we wait the more likely he is to have a really hard case. As it was, he had a fairly mild case, then rest of them came down with it 2 weeks later, and because of the CP we had a very relaxed holiday season with no rushing around from relative to relative, and no scurrying and scheduling conflicts with different holiday parties.

And oatmeal baths. Lots of oatmeal baths.

I'm so glad the CP issue is *case closed* for us now.

Anyways, at least you have a few more years before it becomes a concern. I was worried that DS might get another year older before we heard of anyone who was even open to the idea of letting us come over for intentional pox exposure.
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I'm very near by... my older son had it last year (May 2007) but my baby hasn't - he's is 9 months old. I might be intrested. Let me check with Hubby!!!

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I would do it if at all possible. Like KittyKat said, now it's over and done with for us, and I'm so glad! It's not so common nowadays, so I felt like we couldn't afford to wait. We got them from KittyKat's kids intentionally. Good times! Breastfeeding babies will usually get a milder case.

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I would love to get chicken pox over with!!! let me know when and where.
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LOL! Ok, let me talk to her and see how he is doing and maybe we can set up a playdate for those who want it. He is 10 years old so me showing up at the house with a bunch of little kids should be funny!!

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It's probably not contagious any more at the OP's friend's house. Anyone contagious?
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