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Luckygirl Mon 16-Mar-20 11:01:06

I am in the at risk category - 71 and have AF.

Twice a week I pick primary school aged GC up from school, bring them home here and give them tea, whilst awaiting return from work of DD.

Would you continue to do this? - or would you see it as an unnecessary risk, given that children can have the virus very mildly with virtually no symptoms?

tanith Mon 16-Mar-20 11:11:34

Personally I wouldn’t carry on, I fully intended on carrying on as normal being careful but then I thought actually it will add to everyone’s burden if I were to get Ill including the NHS. So I’m semi isolating myself.

kittylester Mon 16-Mar-20 11:14:32

I'm do similar Lucky although on an ad hoc basis since dd changed her job. I am doing it this week but wont do any after this one.

V3ra Mon 16-Mar-20 11:17:07

Is there an after school club the children could go to for now?

moggie57 Mon 16-Mar-20 11:21:29

our schools are still open. its silly to close everything. close the hospitals next?

EllanVannin Mon 16-Mar-20 11:22:59

Luckygirl, how do you manage your AF when/if you have an " episode " ?
It was last September when I had one and I'd left the fast heartbeat for about 2 hours before I pressed my link. Paramedics then prepare a canula for any procedure I may have then I'm blue-lighted to resus. I was cardioversed via a solution that time.

In December, another one where I was taken to resus but stabilized within 6 hours and sent home. Touch wood, with an increase in Bisoprolol up to now I've been okay, but I certainly don't wish to have a non-stop rapid heartbeat while this virus is going on.

EllanVannin Mon 16-Mar-20 11:30:33

Human trials of a cure to coronavirus begin in Australia by the end of the month. Patients responded very well when the drug treatment was given which is also used to treat HIV and Malaria.
Here's hoping, eh ? It makes sense using Malaria treatment as that includes fever etc, similar symptoms to this virus. Not sure about HIV. Side effects aren't great though.sad

Luckygirl Mon 16-Mar-20 11:36:04

I have been lucky that every episode has been managed fairly quickly and easily in A&E with either digoxin or "watchful waiting" whilst being monitored. Last time it happened they eventually sent me home in AF because the rate had decreased, with instructions to return if it got faster again.

I am currently semi-isolating, in that I am not going to gatherings of people or big shops; but I am out on a walk every day, as I can do so without encountering another member of the human race.

Other arrangements can be made for the children - so that is not a problem. But I love picking them up and sharing time with them when I bring them back here.

I guess that common sense means that I should stop it for the time being - but boy am I going to miss them! My OH has just died so being on my own is a challenge just now. They bring sunshine into my life - but maybe also a virus!

EllanVannin Mon 16-Mar-20 12:32:19

Thankyou for that Luckygirl. Would you believe that I've had AF for 30 years now ? Since the menopause ? I do have warfarin as a lifetime medication too.

I'm more or less hibernating but have to get top-up food for the cats now and again, so visit local shops although an early dart to Asda could be on the cards tomorrow morning. Straight in and out.

Being as I don't socialise it won't be a problem for me but I have a feeling I'll be seeing my GGC when they break up from school, or if the school closes. No hugs though.