Apparently, we don’t need to go into quarantinePosted: June 4, 2009
So it turns out Bobby’s major case of teething is actually rubella, which, by the way, he’s supposed to be vaccinated against in 2 weeks. WAY TO GO TIMING.
I still think that he’s teething though since it looks like there are some chompers coming. I’m relieved that this is not how bad he’ll get every time he gets new teeth though.
So I only found this out after picking him up from day care today (which went fine., he went for 2 hours, he’ll be there longer next time and so on until he goes a full day) and he had a rash!
Turns out, rubella seems like a bad cold or something and then the day after they seem to be all better BAM a rash. Apparently once it gets to that stage it’s not really contagious though so that’s good and all the times I took him out before he got the rash and was contagious he just wanted to be attached to me anyways so he probably didn’t infect anyone. The only people at risk are babies under one or pregnant women and I don’t think he came into contact with any so I don’t feel too worried about that.
But if you are a pregnant woman or a baby under 1 in Ottawa watch out! Because apparently, rubella is making the rounds.
also: there is no treatment and you basically only get diagnosed with a blood test which no one is like going to give for cold symptoms.
So now Bobby is immune for life. It wasn’t THAT bad really so why we vaccinate against it is a little puzzling to me. It’s not generally life threatening unless you have an immune deficiency.
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