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oh ffs, dp has mumps !

(45 Posts)
RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 08:39:59

and we've just spent a w/end away in v close quarters.

cmotdibbler Wed 30-Jul-08 08:41:52

My DH had mumps last year - fortunatly DS and I were fine. But it was a right pain as he was supposed to be as isolated as possible.

RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 08:42:38

[banishes the lumpy person to live in the barn for a wqeek or so]

RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 08:45:48

the kids have had the first mmr or single mumps vaccine - they will be fine, no?

CoteDAzur Wed 30-Jul-08 08:46:10

Are you done having kids with this man? If not, I would be worried more about his 25% chance of infertility following mumps than whether your DCs will catch it.

RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 08:46:46

is a 32yo person (me) likely to have been vaccinated??

what if he gets it in his balls and theres no more little people for me to conceive in future??

RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 08:47:20

x post cote

what do i do? freeze it?

ruty Wed 30-Jul-08 08:49:06

where did oyu get the 25% figure from Cote? As far as i know mumps rarely affects both testicles, only one, so the actually likelihood of sterility is low.

cmotdibbler Wed 30-Jul-08 08:51:25

Kids should be fine - you prob haven't been vaccinated. Do you know whether you had it as a child ?

CoteDAzur Wed 30-Jul-08 08:55:15

I got it from Wikipedia, the infallible bastion of knowledge. No, I'm not an expert on male infertility after mumps.

It's probably worth a phone call to the hospital, though, to see if they can offer any preventive measures or freeze sperm, if they would even consider freezing the sperm of a man infected with mumps.

RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 08:59:51

i dont think i did. think my brother had it when small... fairly sure i didnt have it, but maybe i was vaccinated if db had it? [goes to phone mother to ask]

RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 10:22:29

i am unlikely to get it i reckon as my mum had it when i was a baby and my little bro had it when i was a kid and i was fine both times (prob asymptomatic)


cmotdibbler Wed 30-Jul-08 10:29:06

Sounds like you'll be fine. Your DH has a 30% risk of getting it in his testicles, but only a very small chance of becoming infertile from it.

RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 10:46:04

thats what dp just said (i visited him in his exile, lucky him). hes v worried about the thing in the testicles coz wiki says it Hurts Bad. he is not remotely concerned about his fertility and a teeny bit miffed that it seems to concern me more than his pain grin

GentlyWorryTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 12:52:19


Erm, following on from the kids being ok with just one jab... also wanting to know the answer to that!!! I know they didn't spend vast quantities of time with him, but still a tad concerned blush

<also guessing it takes more than 24hrs to show up in next person and I do just have a crick in my neck blush>

GentlyWorryTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 12:54:12

Oh crap, pressed forward, then back and it missed off my last paragraph which was sending MrRuffle hugs (in a distant way as I'm not sure he is up for hugs from me), and get well soon messages

RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 12:57:30

panic over re contagiousness. he has just been to the actual doctor rather than the wiki doctor hmm... and he has a stone in his face saliva gland thingamy instead. he has come home with lots of large tablets and it should go by itself apoparently. if not, they can get to it to pull it out (???!)
he is releived that his gonads are in the clear grin

RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 12:59:03

i am loving being called ruffle btw - how are you enjoying gently worry? grin

RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 13:00:46

oh, gently, guess what?? i have got a wee broody ark and have Peg sitting on a pile of silkie eggs [fingers crossed!!]

Psychomum5 Wed 30-Jul-08 13:04:21

really.....he has mumps.....poor thing.

are you nursing him properly???

Psychomum5 Wed 30-Jul-08 13:06:05

I not changed name have I.....hmm

will go do!!!

BuggerTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 13:08:46



sympathies BTW.

how did he realise anyhooo?????

BuggerTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 13:13:40


did I kill the thread??


GentlyWorryTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 13:19:30

grin @ Bugger!!

Ooh if he needs the stone taken out, can we film it for youtube????

BuggerTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 13:22:21

eewwwwwwww..........not more grossness for youtube.


I still feel like retching after yesterdays veiwing 'pleasures'......<<vomenvy>>

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