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#1 of 96 Old 11-02-2008, 10:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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hi- new to this site
we live in ma. and are wondering if chicken pox is out there and if this is the place to find it??? we have a 9 month old and a 4 year old and are going to be REALLY looking after the holidays thanks!!!
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hi- new to this site
we live in ma. and are wondering if chicken pox is out there and if this is the place to find it??? we have a 9 month old and a 4 year old and are going to be REALLY looking after the holidays thanks!!!
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It is out there but hard to find. DS had them the beginning of September (caught from someone with Shingles). I know we passed it to at least one other family but I think that may have been it.
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I don't understand why would you be looking for them to catch it? Unless you don't vaccinate for it? Just curious...the title caught my attention!

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I have a 9 mo too and live in Eastern MA, the south shore area... so

(lovebeingamomma: I'm not going to vac for chickenpox. I'd rather get chickenpox and have a high chance of lifelong immunity, than possible immunity from the vac but need boosters every 10 years or so.)

(navars2: your kid can get chickenpox from an adult with shingles? No kidding. I have an aunt who gets the shingles every now and then (for some reason, she doesn't have lifelong immunity). As if she wants a whole bunch of kids running around her house while she's feels like crap. But I'll keep in touch with her on if/when she gets them again. Then I'll pass it on
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thank you! and no we do not vaccinate and that is why we are looking for it i suppose this is a good place to look then when the time is right!!!
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i just noticed you are in norwood- i am in medway so if your aunt does not mind- please give a holler....... my email is my log in name here at yahoo.
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You absolutely can catch them from shingles! One of the inane reasons that has been given for getting the vaccine is to prevent shingles... Well, it turns out that you can still get shingles after getting the vaccine and you have to get boosters and risk getting CP at a much worse/more dangerous age.

Shingles is the same virus as CP. When you have CP (or get the vaccine), the virus can go dormant in your nerves. At times in your lives when your immune system is suppressed (stress, illness, old age), the virus can reactivate in the form of shingles.

I wish I'd been more active here when DS was sick. We live in Foxboro and spend a lot of time in Westwood/Dedham/Norwood.
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I'm a good example of why you shouldn't vax for pox. I never had it as a child. As an adult it was a requirement for employment. I didn't know better so I got the vax. I not only had an allergic reaction-I just had my titres checked and I'm NOT immune. I got the vax w/in the last 7 years.

Now I'm 30 and still haven't had pox. I want DD to get it but that means I'm going to be sick as a dog too...and I'll have to expose myself at the same time as DD so I don't get it secondary.
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i have an 8 year old, nearly 4 year old, and nearly 1 year old I'm looking to expose this winter.

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Keeping my fingers crossed here too!
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We'd love some over this way too!

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I just had a note sent home from ds school that someone in his class has it and my ds hasn't had the vaccine. The incubation time is Nov. 30 - Dec 11. I'll post if we get it!! We're in RI.
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I just had a note sent home from ds school that someone in his class has it and my ds hasn't had the vaccine. The incubation time is Nov. 30 - Dec 11. I'll post if we get it!! We're in RI.
I'm waiting eagerly to hear!! We are in NE RI

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Us too...on the south coast of MA...would love to get it...
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Us too! We're in CT. Hoping for after the holidays?!
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i was just diagnosed with shingles today. weird, i'm just 27years old. it's at the oozy blistery stage right now day 5 since i noticed the rash. i'm nursing and thought it was thrush in a weird place because it is between my breasts but it's not. just saw the doctor this morning.

by the way, if anyone is interested, i have an 11month old, and a almost 4 year old, and an 8 year old. we do not vaccinate. they aren't showing symptoms yet.

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I am sorry that you have the shingles justmama! I hope it is not too miserable for you!

Would you be interested in sharing it with any of us? (Like you feel up to entertaining!) If so, where are you?

Thanks and good luck!!!!
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that's what i figured you all would say when i posted. i am in warwick ri and i don't mind sharing if you are not put off by a slightly messy small house.

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just subbing. I hear it's spreading in Peabody so I'm hoping it's heading to Boston.
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I am glad you knew that when you posted justmama!

My inlaws are coming for Christmas and my MIL is very unhealthy so I can't have Tobias getting it when they are here...so we won't be coming now as the incubation period is 2-3 weeks.

However, if your children get cp, and you don't mind having cp playdates, can you let us know? Or anyone else who may be lucky enough to contract it from you?

Meanwhile, I think if people are going to come visit you they should bring you some food or goodies as I am sure you are not feeling well!
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i'll definitely keep everyone updated. i've been trying to get cp for my kids for YEARS and it's just not as prevalent as it used to be. i am hoping they contract it and i know they would LOVE some playdates.


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great, thanks for posting! I am in Warwick, and have a 2 year old Dylan, so we would love to share the pox if your kids get it.

Danielle, mommy to Dylan 9.5.06 and Cooper 3.11.10 , living in Providence, RI
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cp and to bring you some food, or at least some time having someone else keep an extra eye on your kids while you rest up!

Keep us in the loop!

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It's around here. 3 kids at my kids school in Sudbury, MA have it. We don't vax either.
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Are you aware of any sharing possibilities? I'm feeling like we'll never get it. Any info would be great.
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No, in fact, they are so secretive at school about these types of things. I only know that is 3 children not in my 4 year old's class.
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DS had overnight sleep-over with chicken-pocked friend. We do not vax, and it has been 10 days since, but nothing yet. Boston area, and we would not be opposed to a play-date if he gets it, yet take no responsibility for transmission of virus.
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looking for a pox party for my 2yo boy
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