I have a good reason. Ive run out of growing up milk and he wont drink real milk. Can I nip over with him in the buggy to the nearby chemist? He is into day 2 of spots so contagious. ..but dont know what to do. Im a lone parent and all family working. He is a bit itchy but no other symptoms and in good spirits.
Is it ok to take him??? Or am I putting the public at risk??
Yeah he unfortunately wont take cows milk warm either. Tried that last night and have spent most of the day trying to get family to bring some formula over. Sadly work is a problem and they don't finish late! Soooo difficult!
He'll just have to go without then. Not much else I can do
Does your local chemist do prescription deliveries? I know mine does. You could perhaps phone and explain your situation and they might drop some off for you if they are delivering nearby. Otherwise they might come up with a solution for you to get some.
It's difficult being a lone parent during illness (theirs and yours!) so I sympathise.
Thanks all. I dont want to make anyone sick which is why im asking! I'll phone the chemist as they do prescription deliveries...or he will have to go without. He likes weak hot ribena so I will offer him that tonight instead. It can be a treat seeing as he's ill ;-)
No family cant bring later. They all finish work after 9 so will be too late for him tonight. Ive rung the chemist and they say im okay to come to the front door at around 7pm. Its quiet then and they can pass the milk over. Phew!!! I really didn't want more tears at tonight, especially when he already feels a bit rubbish!
And yes I've already had it as a kid. I will keep him well covered when I pop over. We won't touch anybody. Its literally across the road so very quick! The chemist has been very nice and understanding.
No. Stay at home, ask a neighbour to help. Or anyone! This makes me very very cross that anyone could consider going out with chicken pox. My DD2 could become very very poorly with chicken pox. Stay at home please.
I think for some people they have no choice but to pop out, I think the OP is one of these cases, she has said that she is popping across the road when it is quiet, covering her child as much as possible and the staff will bring the milk out for her. When I was a lone parent I had absolutely no one to ask, it can be really hard, I cant see that she has much choice tbh.
OP, hope your ds gets over it soon, I`m thinking my ds might be coming down with CP, there are cases in his nursery and hes not himself today at all, I`m on spot watch (naturally he`ll get it as the sun is shining)
Even with a buggy cover, please don't risk it. I know he's miserable without milk and that's horrible for you both but it's not urgent. If family could drop it over later, he'd only have to wait until tomorrow morning. I'm sorry but this is a choice and it can wait. Please don't do it.
Oh give the OP a break. Chicken pox is infectious through close contact. She isn't putting anybody at risk by taking a child outside and keeping him in the buggy and away from people. The chemist knows the score and she isn't even going in to the shop. Chicken pox is endemic at this time of year. The risk is there in the community. The only thing that will change that is not a single parent sitting miserably at home whilst her child cries for milk, it's vaccination.