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Really worried about my son
Babyg1995 · 02/03/2020 18:42
My son's 11 and has asthma im absolutely terrified he's going to get the virus we are in Scotland and all I've heard it's going to spread rapidly has anyone else got a child with asthma and are really worried I've looked on asthma UK for advice as well .
I'm also 8 months pregnant and have health anxiety so it's a really stressful time .
carlyclock · 02/03/2020 22:14
This is what people mean when they say MNetters are nasty and unsupportive. That's you.
I didn't mean to be nasty, I got the OP wrong, that's all. If anything I was meaning to be supportive by suggesting OP didn't worry about the crap being said about Scotland.
Isadora2007 · 02/03/2020 22:26
if only Scotland was independent this wouldn’t be happening there
I’m sure our patrolling haggi along the Scottish/English border would have been more than capable of fighting off evil Coronavirus had the people of Scotland just voted Yes in 2014 actually...
alexdgr8 · 02/03/2020 22:26
dear OP, i think most reasonable peeps on here were perfectly clear about what you meant, what your concerns were.
you dont have to apologise for anything.
your use of english is perfectly adequate, dont feel shy about it.
some people seem to have a bee in their bonnet about politicians.
you are not a politician, by the way, and even if you were, you are entitled to voice your concerns as a mother.
i can understand your concerns.
im sure your son is already being careful to wash his hands.
just advise him to keep away from people who are coughing or sneezing.
and make sure he has a good supply of large strong paper tissues, in his school uniform pockets, briefcase, sports bag etc, to use as protection if he is caught with sneezers.
i wish you all the very best. and your dear son. keep posting.
albazavi · 02/03/2020 22:36
I spoke with a paediatrician today who specialises in respiratory medicine. He was confident that from what he has been told and in discussion with an expert colleague who has links to China, that the risks to children are much lower and that includes children with pre existing respiratory conditions (my son has a chronic lung condition).
He wasn't minimising in any way- quite forthright about the spread of the disease and mortality in other areas. But he was quite confident that children seem to cope better with milder symptoms (including those with respiratory issues).
LemonFrenzy · 02/03/2020 22:42
I understand OP as my dcs both have asthma and have been in Hosp at different times. I do think there's a lot of hysteria surrounding this though. worriedmamas post was helpful and reassuring I thought. Don't forget OP your dc is now a year older since the Hosp admission you mentioned so his lungs will have grown and he'll be stronger. It's just another flu type really and the warmer weather will be here soon. Its easy to get caught up in all the hype. I was being quite sensible about it in attitude I thought but then each morning I see the news and it's all about cv so no wonder people are panicking and the shops are empty. Just getting over the brexit panic and now this,!
Gibble1 · 02/03/2020 22:48
My son has asthma too. He is 16 and is about to sit his GCSEs. I am worried.
He has a couple of things lined up in London soon and although I have booked him on them and paid for them, I will not hesitate to stop him from going if we are concerned about cv.
DH and I spoke to him about it tonight and explained our concerns re needing 2 weeks of isolation at such a critical time and also the camping in London and not having adequate hand washing facilities etc. Happily DS hasn’t got upset about potentially missing a trip as he understands and as he said himself, he is feeble of lung.
We are just biding our time.
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