It's been a few months since I've been on the forum but its nice to see so many familiar names in here, and some new ones too. I hope you and your little ones are all doing well.
I am just having a panicking mother moment as one of my mummy friends from school has just called me to tell me her son come out with chicken pox over the weekend. This is stressing me out because a) his little brother is in Leo's class (Leo is our 4 yr old son with a history of fairly bad asthma, including 12 courses of preds and 5 admissions in the last 20 months) and b) Leo is on Seretide and the leaflet says that chicken pox or measles can be serious or even fatal in people on Seretide.
I have been looking up about the chicken pox vaccine as I thought it might be worth paying for that, but it says that in cases of people on long term steroids, they can't take the vaccine as they have a weakened immune system, but that people such as siblings who are in regular close contact can have it to prevent them spreading it to them if you see what I mean?
Argh, I don't know what to do? Should I keep him off school tomorrow and ask our GP?
To top it all my other son, Alfie, 6, has gone to bed with a temperature, snuffles and a huge right tonsil tonight so I hope he isn't coming down with it already.
We are going to Florida in two weeks for half term (our boys get two weeks off for half term), I'm praying this is all panic over nothing and that neither of them catch it!
Any advice would be gratefully received!