Sarah - posted on 10/13/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My Daughter was born at 27 wks weighing 1lb 6oz. She was in the hospital for 2 1/2 months and had very few complications. She was only on the Vent for 2 days and CPAP for a week. She came home on low flow oxygen Feb 24. And went off the oxygen a month and a half later. She has never been sick before, but I had also sheltered her and her older sister. I had finally started trying to let Hannah (she's 2) socialize at a local play place. Well this weekend Caitlin ran a fever the whole time, I thought it was due to the fact that she is cutting teeth, but got up yesterday and she had a rash all over her. Her doctor wasn't available so she seen a doctor from the office (which makes me nervous because she didn't know her history) and I was told that she has Roseola. One of the worst cases that she had seen in a while. Told there was nothing that could be done, just let it run it's course. My first daughter has already had Roseola so she shouldn't get it again. But then last night my oldest daughter starts sneezing and coughing. I'm so afraid that she is catching something and then going to pass it to Caitlin. Right now I feel like the worst mother... I have never been such a nervous reck.
Is it really fair for me to keep Hannah, who is a healthy full term child locked away? But then is it really fair for me to let Hannah go play and possible bring back germs that could harm Caitlin? It's like being stuck between a rock and a hard place!
I hope that Hannah isn't sick and that it's just allergies.
I just had to vent, I'm not sure how much sense that all makes. Thanks for reading.