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Old 04-01-2007, 10:56 PM   #21
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Re: How many times did you knowingly expose your dc's to cp before they got it??

See, I WOULD intentionally expose my kids because CP can be fatal as an adult. I can't find ANY kids that I know that have it!!! So I CAN'T expose my oldest boy. Problem is, that vax is mandatory here before they start school and he's gonna start K this fall!!! I've gotta see if theres a waiver- if not I have to homeschool bc he will not be getting that vax. (especially since the dr says kids can still get CP after being vaxxed!)

Yea, sorry, that was a bit of a highjack. I mostly wanted to thank you for posting this because it was very informative!! I'd probably drive myself bonkers if I exposed my kid and didn't know when to expect a break out!

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Old 04-02-2007, 07:26 AM   #22
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Re: How many times did you knowingly expose your dc's to cp before they got it??

I knew the incubation time, I just can't believe they've been exposed 3 times and haven't gotten it yet, but I have. I read that it has a 90% transmission rate so I'm just surprised they havent gotten it.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:39 PM   #23
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Re: How many times did you knowingly expose your dc's to cp before they got it??

Maybe your girls have inheritied Grammies super strong immune system and are immune to it between that and breastfeeding? Im not sure as i dont know much about how big of a role genetics plays into childhood sicknesses like CP.

Hoping they come down with it as a child and not as an adult.

My mil just came down with shingles as an adult, because she never had cp as a child. Add to this she is a diabetic and it plays a horrible role in messing up her sugar levels. Its a bit scary when you think that your children are predisposed to diabetes and that CP could kill them as an adult. I'd much rather risk a childhood illness then a life threatening disease. I dont mind the extra work i have to put into being with them as annoying as sick kids can be at times, all in a mothers day of work right?
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:12 AM   #24
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Re: How many times did you knowingly expose your dc's to cp before they got it??

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I knew the incubation time, I just can't believe they've been exposed 3 times and haven't gotten it yet, but I have. I read that it has a 90% transmission rate so I'm just surprised they havent gotten it.

Maybe you want to have the ped draw a titre on them? It's possible they've already got blood immunity through the exposure even if they didn't come down with it.
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:45 AM   #25
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Just to give you a heads up: I was exposed again and again as a child and never developed them. I do have the antibodies, however, so my body fought them.
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:02 AM   #26
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Re: How many times did you knowingly expose your dc's to cp before they got it??

thanks for starting this thread. DH & I have agreed that once dd turns 2, its cp party we come. but, I asked if we tell the dc and he said no, we just stay home w/her. I thought that was crazy to stay home 2 w IN CASE she gets it.

now I know thats a silly idea.
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