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To take dd to a party whilst im probably still harbouring flu germs

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midnightagents Sat 08-Feb-14 11:56:47

Sorry in advance, this has probably been done 1,000,000 times before. I just need some quick, impartial advice. DD age 3 really wants to go to a party this afternoon, and is looking forward to it. Ive been in bed with a flu/cold (bad) virus for the last 8 days, really thought i would be better by now, no idea why it has dragged on so long. I went out briefly yesterday and felt OK, not amazing. Dont want to let dd down (who also has a bit of a cold), but also dont want to be irresponsible and pass germs around. Not sure what to do for the best. I suppose this is really more of a wwyd?!

SpottyTeacakes Sat 08-Feb-14 12:00:20

I've got a really nasty cold (viral) and have still been going to work. I've been extra careful to sneeze and cough into tissues and anti bac my hands regularly. I think if you do that you should be ok? You have my sympathies I feel horrendous and it just won't bugger off!

DarlingGrace Sat 08-Feb-14 12:02:41

If you really had influenza you wouldn't be able to get out of bed.

midnightagents Sat 08-Feb-14 12:04:21

Thanks for the advice spotty, sounds like theres plenty of nasties around this winter! Im usual immune but this has really struck me down. My inital thought was to go if i possibly could, so as not to let dd or organisers down. But i have read some critical responses aimed at irresponsible infectious parents on here before, and just wanted an overview. smile

midnightagents Sat 08-Feb-14 12:29:54

Well i couldnt for six days darling, but im trying to get out now. My temperature was sky high at the peak but now its settled down a bit i wonder if i can go? My stomaches been up the creak as well, cant work out if its a really bad cold, or mild flu. Doesnt matter so much, apart from whatever it is i dont want to be inconsiderate an give it to all the kids!

ChippingInWadesIn Sat 08-Feb-14 12:32:22

Can't someone else take her for you? Surely one of the other mums wouldn't mind? I know I wouldn't.

Foxsticks Sat 08-Feb-14 12:34:30

I wouldn't.

midnightagents Sat 08-Feb-14 12:36:07

i dont know any of the other mums chipping sad I have the mum of the girl whos party it is in my phone but she'll obviously be too busy to have another one to mind. DP is working so cant take her. Looks like i will just have to brave it and stay far far away from everyone else.

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