Should I cancel Christmas?

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@aliavenue:  how old is your son and how sick is he? 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Vomiting would have me certainly evaluating the situation closely

(Would hate to see him have a bug that he passes onto others)

On the otherhand it could be just an upset stomach.

If they are just an hour away… I’m guessing you could give them a thumbs up or down on the 24th.

So that is what I’d do… call em tell them you need 24 Hours to evaluate further.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

oy, I don’t know if I’d cancel (I’d wait to see if it’s an illness or just good poisoning), but as a guest I wouldn’t show up if I knew he was throwing up lol. 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Personally I would call your family and tell them to hold off leaving until you can talk to or see your sons doctor. If it’s nothing contagious than I think your family should be fine to come. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

If they’re only driving an hour, could they come on Christmas eve instead of tomorrow?

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@aliavenue:  Tell them to not come tomorrow (I assume tomorrow is the 23rd in your time zone) because your son is sick. If they come it’ll be extra hard for *you* as well as him.

If he recovers tomorrow, they can drive on the 24th instead.

ETA: If it was a long drive (or flight) it’d be a harder decision. But when it’s only 1 hour, telling them to wait a day is the obvious decision, in my opinion.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@aliavenue:  Adults are generally more resistant than kids, to bad food. So it could be food poisoning. Either way, my above advice stands.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@aliavenue:  I agree with Paula. He could still have caught something from the food. Or who knows, he could have ingested something that had dirt on it and something in the dirt could have made him sick. Or he could have got something from putting his hands/toys in his mouth. It really could be anything. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I would call your family and let them know, this way they can decide themselves if they want to risk if

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

In my view, a little kid throwing up isn’t a reason to cancel a major holiday.  I have a weak stomach though, and vomit fairly often and usually it isn’t due to anything contagious, it’s usually allergies.

Can you keep him to one bathroom?  If it is something contagious just keep the visitors out of that washroom, or have them wash their hands in a different sink afterwards.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i agree with previous posters and ask your family to wait a day.

last year about a week before christmas, a stomach bug started working its way thru my husband’s family. everyone was getting it- my mother and father in law, my brothers/sisters in law, most of the kids….we got into town on the 22nd and by christmas eve, my husband had it. he woke up that morning throwing up. we had to cancel all our plans for the day. if i had known in advance that everyone had been sick we probably would have tried to keep our distance a bit. they’re not very good about keeping their germs to themselves :/

if your family insists on coming, i would just give the bathroom a good cleaning and wipe down all the door knobs, remote controls, etc. and encourage everyone to wash their hands often. that’s what i did when my husband got sick- i went thru the whole house with disinfecting spray. we were staying with my parents and i was so worried that someone was going to catch it and luckily no one did!

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