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Should I stay or should I go?

  • Go to the class!

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I have a CPR/first aid class to attend in about six hours, and I was throwing up and running a terrible fever about 18 hours ago. Slept nearly all day long.<br><br>
But I feel fine now. If I go, do I run the risk of making other people sick? There will be two young babies (3 or 4 months) in attendance, if that makes a difference.
 

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I voted other because if I was feeling up to it I would probably go but refrain from doing any of the mouth to mouth exercises--if there are any<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I would also sit near the back and try to isolate myself. If the worst is past you are probably not contagious anymore.
 

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If you're not currently running a fever and have been able to keep some food down for several hours, I would go.
 

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Well if you follow the 24 hour rule (no fever within 24hrs) do not go. I would really not appreciate myself or my babies being exposed to a puke/fever bug.<br><br>
Reschedule please.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: I like the 24 hour rule. We follow it pretty strictly here when we're sick.
 

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I had <i>kind of</i> a similar situation yesterday ... all my residents at work are sick with stomach flu, so I've been hitting the probiotics hard and taking vitamin and herb supplements to try and stay healthy. Yesterday right before clinical (time spent on a hospital unit taking care of patients) I started to feel really wiped-out and nauseous. I called my instructor and climbed into bed for the rest of the day. Better safe than sorry. I didn't end-up getting violently ill, which I credit to the massive amounts of kefir I've been drinking ... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Eek, I wouldn't go. What if you relapse while performing CPR on someone? Not cool.</div>
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that's gross <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Eek, I wouldn't go. What if you relapse while performing CPR on someone? Not cool.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> That would be kinda funny... in a sick humorous way. ALso you don't usually practice CPR on other people but a dummy instead.
 

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ew, that IS a gross thought. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Well, I wound up not going after all; I felt fine but my baby woke up sick this morning. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> So it was a moot point. My friend who was teaching the class had the same bug last night, though...<br><br>
I hope it's not food poisoning, cuz she just ate here on Saturday night! If it's food poisoning, that's on me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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