Pneumonia and professional photographer-AIBU?

(35 Posts)
Mixxy Tue 10-Sep-13 10:52:34

My son will be given his helmet for plagiocephaly on the 19th. I know this is for his own good.

I paid through the nose to have a professional photo shoot done this Friday so I can have some nice pictures before he has to wear this 23 hours a day.

The professional photographer first cancels and then rescheduleds. She tells me she is on anti biotics for 'walking pneuomenia' . My deposit was $800. The new shooy is set for Friday. AIBU to tjonk ot is too soon and demand a refund?

Mixxy Tue 10-Sep-13 10:55:22

Sorry for errors, on my phone. Ugh.

pinkdelight Tue 10-Sep-13 11:12:56

Can you do Friday or not? Unless you can't do it, I don't see the issue.

Mixxy Tue 10-Sep-13 11:13:55

Well wouldbI risk my DSs or my health?

Tabliope Tue 10-Sep-13 11:16:06

Is pneumonia catching then? I don't think it is. Is that what you're worred about?

pinkdelight Tue 10-Sep-13 11:19:42

That's what I thought - you tend to develop rather than catch pneumonia. There are germs which can cause a cold but normally for first 2-4 days. As long as she feels up to working, the contagion wouldn't be an issue for me. Also she didn't choose to get ill so not sure why the outrage - paid through the nose, demanding etc. She's rescheduled before your deadline. I'd be pleased!

FlipFlopFlambe Tue 10-Sep-13 11:25:14

You don't catch pneumonia from another person OP !!

FlipFlopFlambe Tue 10-Sep-13 11:25:14

You don't catch pneumonia from another person OP !!

Iamcountingto3 Tue 10-Sep-13 11:25:50

From a quick google, it's a mild pneumonia, right? Hummmm, I'd be tempted to risk it and go for the photos I think (from what I read it is pretty contagious, but symptomatically, just a bad cold most of the time. And surely if she's on AB now, she should be totally fine in over a week's time?

Although I'd also say - apart from the hassle of getting it on and off, & head-sweats, there's no real reason you couldn't just whip the helmet off for a photo session after 19th - I know they say not to, but really, one hour or so can't make too much difference)

(My dd had a plagio helmet and she looked FAB in it - in fact, some of my favourite baby photos of her are when she's wearing it!)

Iamcountingto3 Tue 10-Sep-13 11:26:48

Ah, my quick google was obviously wrong re contagion!

Mixxy Tue 10-Sep-13 12:34:20

I'm getting the photos before the helmet.

Worried about it. My GP says nix it. My doctor brother says get it done later.

DinoSnores Tue 10-Sep-13 12:38:54

It wouldn't bother me. (I'm a doctor.)

Sirzy Tue 10-Sep-13 12:48:56

Ds has had "walking pneumonia" many times and to my knowledge has never passed it on to anybody.

Mixxy Tue 10-Sep-13 12:57:31

Green light? Gonna do it. Thanks everyone.

Mixxy Tue 10-Sep-13 13:00:32

Can you tell me more of your DDs helmet experience imacounting?

Rooners Tue 10-Sep-13 13:11:30

If it is contagious, don't do it.

Also I'd think she will be below par in terms of getting a good result.

I'd get the money back.

Iamcountingto3 Tue 10-Sep-13 15:09:15

Dd is 8 now, so it's a bit hazy, but happy to dredge up what I can ... What would you like to know??

valiumredhead Tue 10-Sep-13 15:18:56

I think walking pneumonia is passed by droplets of saliva iirc, could be wrong though.

valiumredhead Tue 10-Sep-13 15:23:13

After a quick google it seems itIS contagious.

justabigdisco Tue 10-Sep-13 15:42:34

I'm also a doctor, and have never heard of 'walking pneumonia'. Anyone care to enlighten me? grin

valiumredhead Tue 10-Sep-13 15:43:30

Google it!

My neighbour had it last year.

valiumredhead Tue 10-Sep-13 15:45:58

www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/walking-pneumonia

Ok hope that worked as its the first time I've ever c and p from my phonegrin

justabigdisco Tue 10-Sep-13 15:50:21

Aha, 'a non-medical term to describe mild pneumonia'. I've been practising 8 years and have never once heard anyone use that term. Anyway OP I think if she feels well enough to be at work then you're probably fine!

valiumredhead Tue 10-Sep-13 15:51:46

Even though its contagious?confused

Sirzy Tue 10-Sep-13 15:52:35

When Ds had it I was told he had Mycoplasma Pneumonia but then they explained that is is commonly known as walking pneumonia.

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