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    Default second opinion re:baby sitter pls

    Need a second opinion.

    DH is away for work again, and I have our (one and only) baby sitter lined up to watch DD for the next few days (nights) since I have to work.

    I just spoke to baby sitter (making sure she was still okay to watch DD & she had times/days right since I havnt spoken to her in a few days) and she mentioned in passing her (teenage) son has a rash. The doctor doesn't know what it is. He's covered in it from head to toe & she said some look like boils/have popped/weeping.

    Do you think I should cancel her & take time off work?

    She said she doesn't have the rash. & her son is a teenager so not lots of close contact. But they do live together & doctor doesn't know what it is/if it's contagious.

    Who you still have her sit for you or take time off?

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    Sounds nasty, I'd take time off or I'd sit at work worrying about it the entire time!

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    Default Re: second opinion re:baby sitter pls

    I would take the time off too she may not have the rash but it could be like a virus and she maybe carrying it. I wouldnt risk it

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    Default Re: second opinion re:baby sitter pls

    Take the time off! In situations like these I think of how I would feel if something bad happened. I KNOW I'd blame myself, even if it wasn't my fault, and the guilt would eat me up. I let that guide my decision.

    If your DD does get the rash, you'd wish you'd taken the time off - I just wouldn't risk it.

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    Excellent. That's what I was thinking.

    I mentioned to the baby sitter 'maybe' I would just take some time off & her reaction was 'oh don't be silly/I'm fine/don't worry/go to work'

    She knows DD has been sick alot lately & I'm worried about taking too much time off & I'm sure she's trying to be nice/supportive/reliable, but If DD gets some contagious rash GPs can't treat.. It's the LAST thing we need.


 

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