I am a significant part of my daughter's childcare arrangements and often look after my 2 year old grandson. My daughter has just phoned in some distress because she is also 5 months pregnant, to say that Theo has got chicken pox. He has been feverish and off colour for a couple of weeks and has now broken out in the typical spots of chicken pox. I have been looking after him a lot lately. I have PMR and am currently on 10 mgs of Prednisalone reduced from 20 mgs. Since March this year. The last thing I want to do is back out of childcare and add to her stress ( she holds down a managerial job). I have been exposed to chicken pox over the years but have never caught it. Including my own children who all got it. Given that I have been intimately exposed to him, I'm thinking that it's too late anyway. However, I am aware that I have a compromised immune system and should therefore avoid chicken pox. In short, can anyone tell me the risks etc. I don't really know what to do. I love my times with him, they are often all that keeps me going. I don't really mind a risk oh Lord what should I do, if anything?