We have been staying very close to home now for about 3 months. Prior to Dylan's surgery, we were told to be really cautious about germs. Now, after the surgery, we are being told the same thing. Dylan's cardiologist said that he is very vulnerable...both because he is recovering from surgery and also because he has Down syndrome and therefore may have a weaker immune system.
I'm struggling with this whole germ thing because I do not really know how careful I need to be. I'm pretty sure that my 2 year old would love to rejoin the world of play groups and gymnastics, but do I risk getting Dylan sick? Also, Cassidy absolutely loves playing outside, but do I bring out my little guy who recently underwent heart surgery?
I'm trying to find a balance. But I'm conflicted. Even a recent trip to Target has left both Cass and me sick.
I would guess it's safe to say that dressing my son like this...
...in 50 degree weather may be a bit extreme. But then again I just don't know. This whole heart surgery and Down syndrome stuff is so new to me. I don't think I have any idea what I'm doing most of the time.
Any thoughts on the germ stuff?