See you on the other side. 

I went to the supermarket today. It was the last time our boy will go to the supermarket for the next three months. I sat in a cafe with him earlier in the week, it was the last time he will sit inside at a cafe for the next three months. We are off to a big gathering of people tomorrow, it’s the last group gathering he will go to for the next three months. 
I posted a little preparation to this back in April, but it’s here, it’s RSV season. So if we want our boy to stay away from a ventilator, if we want him to continue to grow up without added respiratory issues, if we want him to continue to slowly improve his eating then we need to do our very best to avoid him picking up RSV. Because it’s that easy, he could just pick up a toy or touch a table that someone carrying the RSV virus has touched after coughing into their hand and we’re toast. 

Here is the link to my previous post around RSV for a refresher: 

https://charlieandoliver.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/tis-the-season/
So the rules are back in full force folks. 

Please do NOT visit if you or someone near you has been sick (tickle in your throat? Sick. Drippy nose? Sick. Coughing? Sick. Feeling ‘under the weather’? Sick.) 

Please wash your hands thoroughly on arrival to our house and then use the sterigel provided roughly 10,000 times during your visit. 

Please understand when we decline your invitation to lunch or coffee. 

Please understand when we request to see you one at a time rather than all at once. 

Please remember this little boy has been on a ventilator three times in his short life and we are NOT aiming for a fourth. 

Please understand that we have already had to let one dream go and we are not for one second willing to risk his brother. 

It’s just three months folks, we are already planning the mischief we can get up to once it’s done! 

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Author: rfclews

I'm just another mum trying to figure all of this out, with the added bonus of getting to start extra early, and well and truly on the back foot!

One thought on “See you on the other side. ”

  1. So strange to read this as my family is coming out of isolation. We have taken her to the grocery store twice and it’s such a weird feeling being with her around other people. A safe and healthy season to you and your family.

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