My youngest has been directly exposed to #whoopingcough and now we have some serious concerns

It’s important to note that everyone in our house has been vaccinated. That would be more of a comfort if we didn’t know that the kid infected was vaccinated as well.

Vaccines aren’t perfect and they work best when everyone gets vaccinated. Again, I won’t go down that road right now.

Emmett’s really stressed out about this. We’re playing it cool with the kids because we don’t want them to worry unless they need to. Emmett took it upon himself to research Whooping Cough and that hasn’t helped.

We’ve explained what it is and that we can take some commonsense precautions.

Until we hear from the doctors, I feel like it’s best that we avoid people for now. I called my Mom because I’ve been helping out with my 92 year old Grandfather, who’s battling cancer.

We also called Lizze’s Mom because the boys were around their cousins at the funeral and one of them was a newborn.

It’s not about panic but rather making people aware, so if they notice anything, they don’t brush it off as a cold and they get it checked out.

I’m hoping that everything ends up being okay and Emmett’s friend makes a full recovery. Whopping Cough is a truly horrible thing for anyone but especially a child.

Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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Suzanne Olsen

If the kid at school had whooping cough then you are looking at where emmett got it from.
Parents should realise that forcing sick kids to go to school is selfish and is deemed a occupational health and safety issue.

Maria Hall

Oh geez. I’m sorry Rob, I know that is worrisome. If you have any questions call and talk to the nurses at the health department. Your children are vaccinated, yes? Should be ok except for Gavin and his lousy immune system but because everyone else is vaccinated in the house that should protect Gavin. The protocol is that in an outbreak students that are unvaccinated are prohibited from attending school. And an outbreak is generally 2 students from different households.

Cindy Jones

I don’t usually make comments regarding other peoples decisions, but Rob, you seem to be putting the cart way before the horse. Unless Emmett is sick why would you cancel his eye appointment when he is obviously suffering and needs to have new glasses asap. In a previous post, you guys were just out shopping the other night buying the boys clothes, thus meaning that if Emmett has whooping cough then all the people in the store he came into contact with are at risk. We are all out in public on a daily basis (including Gavin), exposed to the public and germs and sicknesses they carry. If Gavin’s immune system is that compromised then why expose him to the public? Sorry, but I think you’re adding stress onto your already stressed out life and making this a huge burden on yourself. Step back, take a deep breath and be optimistic, because the chances of Emmett or anyone else in your family getting whooping cough is extremely minimal, especially as you were all vaccinated.

Rachel Humphrey

I would not chancel his appointment you don’t KNOW he has it at all and it would take forever to replace the appointment. I would just be extra clean, bringing wipes everywhere to make sure.


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