DD(3yrs) and DS(4m) and i have had this flu bug this week. I am now fine apart from a wheezy cough, DD is ok, just a little off colour and tired, but DS is snotty and has a rattly cough and feeling very sorry for himself.
You may have heard, but it is christmas next week and i still have some presents to buy and cards to post.
Would it be ok to wrap the children up (DS in the buggy and DD on the buggy board) and have a quick trip into town, or should i keep children at home and just have to apologise to people for late cards/presents (FIL is coming first thing tomorrow)
I am going to have to take my poorly 6yo out later, although fortunately her baby sister is OK (so far). A prescrption needs to be collected and I need some bits for tomorrow. Experience tells me that fresh air will probably do her good, we won't be in any enclosed spaces for long and we'll be there and back within an hour.
I would post the cards but leave the presents for another day as that might take longer than a poorly preschooler could manage.
I have been stuck in for 3 weeks with dd's with chicken pox and then dd2 and i with vomiting bug, i have done my x-mas shopping online and food shop online, most shops do next day delivery so plenty of time to wrap before x-mas. I'm sure FIL will understand.
Unfortunately FIL is just stopping for breakfast on his way to see family as he does every couple of weeks throughtout the winter.
See, on the pro side, i'm thinking that DS will get a bit of fresh air and hopefully fall asleep (he is fighting sleep atm) and DD will get some fresh air (and a cake) then fall asleep when we get back. They haven't left the house since saturday.
But, if DD starts feeling rough when we are out, it will be hard work, DS could quite easily be coughing, spluttering and screaming the whole time.
If you're only 2mins away, I'd have a go. You might all be getting a bit stir crazy and the fresh air will probably do them & you good.
Maybe decide in advance what the priority is (e.g. post the cards if you've already spent hours writing them out) and then plan whole trip to take no longer than an hour.
Have you got a sling? You could carry DS (snuggled up to you would probably be better than in a pram) and cram DD in buggy, might be easier all round?
If it's a disaster run home, bolt the door, stick the telly on and hole up for the duration. FiL can spread the word to rellies that you haven't been able to do everything you wanted to, and anyone who has a problem with that can get a lump of coal.
We left the house to do the horses (i have been every day, but dcs have stayed at home with DH) but today decided that a bit of fresh air may help. DD came out on the yard for 10mins and has perked up a lot, and DS is having a good nap.
Lucybrad - i cancelled our Dr appointment the other day as i decided that DS was a bit better and i didn't want to spread our germs. It is difficult to know how infectious we are at this stage, and how likely we are to pass things on when just popping in and out of places. Would hate to think we had made someone ill though.