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Virus

Posted by @lupedelarosa12, Apr 11, 2017

Good evenings , just wanted to share my concerns , my son has been home almost 2months after having a heart transplant , been doing everything right , my concern is his 5year old daughter has come down with a stomach virus and has been throwing up , im worried my son will catch this bug, we have been sanitizing our hands constantly but not sure that will be enough, he hadnt been wearing his mask or thing over his mouth at home cause no one was sick but immediately put it on when she threw up , but bit sure if it was lingering before she showed signs

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Hello and congratulations on your son’s return home from transplant. I am a liver/kidney transplant recipient. I am 5+ years out now. I wore my face mask religiously around people and when I was out of the house for almost 2 years. It is very important, although, very uncomfortable. Safety first is my preference. Hand washing is important along with hand sanitizer. I would recommend isolation for the sick one in the household if possible. Other than that just pray it all works out. It is a tough journey to walk and you can only do the best you can do and not beat yourself up as a caregiver. Caregiving is a tough job and, at times, not appreciated. You have to learn to go with the flow of the day and make the best of a bad situation and not feel guilty if you have to take a break and take time for yourself. I encouraged my husband to go out for a while as I recovered so he could have time away from me as well as I from him. Good luck and will be praying for a healing for your son and grandchild.
CK

@chattykathy

Hello and congratulations on your son’s return home from transplant. I am a liver/kidney transplant recipient. I am 5+ years out now. I wore my face mask religiously around people and when I was out of the house for almost 2 years. It is very important, although, very uncomfortable. Safety first is my preference. Hand washing is important along with hand sanitizer. I would recommend isolation for the sick one in the household if possible. Other than that just pray it all works out. It is a tough journey to walk and you can only do the best you can do and not beat yourself up as a caregiver. Caregiving is a tough job and, at times, not appreciated. You have to learn to go with the flow of the day and make the best of a bad situation and not feel guilty if you have to take a break and take time for yourself. I encouraged my husband to go out for a while as I recovered so he could have time away from me as well as I from him. Good luck and will be praying for a healing for your son and grandchild.
CK

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Thank you for your response I really appreciate you

@chattykathy

Hello and congratulations on your son’s return home from transplant. I am a liver/kidney transplant recipient. I am 5+ years out now. I wore my face mask religiously around people and when I was out of the house for almost 2 years. It is very important, although, very uncomfortable. Safety first is my preference. Hand washing is important along with hand sanitizer. I would recommend isolation for the sick one in the household if possible. Other than that just pray it all works out. It is a tough journey to walk and you can only do the best you can do and not beat yourself up as a caregiver. Caregiving is a tough job and, at times, not appreciated. You have to learn to go with the flow of the day and make the best of a bad situation and not feel guilty if you have to take a break and take time for yourself. I encouraged my husband to go out for a while as I recovered so he could have time away from me as well as I from him. Good luck and will be praying for a healing for your son and grandchild.
CK

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10 years post liver transplant. No mask. Only paper hand towels. No public WC when possible. No handling many many grandkids. No kissing. No dancing. ALL GOOD.

@chattykathy

Hello and congratulations on your son’s return home from transplant. I am a liver/kidney transplant recipient. I am 5+ years out now. I wore my face mask religiously around people and when I was out of the house for almost 2 years. It is very important, although, very uncomfortable. Safety first is my preference. Hand washing is important along with hand sanitizer. I would recommend isolation for the sick one in the household if possible. Other than that just pray it all works out. It is a tough journey to walk and you can only do the best you can do and not beat yourself up as a caregiver. Caregiving is a tough job and, at times, not appreciated. You have to learn to go with the flow of the day and make the best of a bad situation and not feel guilty if you have to take a break and take time for yourself. I encouraged my husband to go out for a while as I recovered so he could have time away from me as well as I from him. Good luck and will be praying for a healing for your son and grandchild.
CK

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WOW , thank you for your response

Hi Lupe,
I was inspired by @chattykathy‘s message to you about hand washing and hand sanitizer to share this blog post with you:
– Hand Washing 101 http://mayocl.in/2pcEQmZ

It has good tips and talks about washing vs. sanitizers.

@lupedelarosa12, I hope that the virus has exited from your household. I would like to share from my experience. I have noticed that since my transplant, that whenever I get anything (stomach bug, cold, sprain…) it seems to take me longer to get over it. If it takes my husband a week, then it takes me around two weeks. I have spoken to others with transplants with the same delayed response.
Rosemary

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