Last reply 1 month ago
Child minding granddaughter

My 14 month old granddaughter lives with us (along with her parents) plus my other sons. 2 are mental health key workers, my daughter in law is a nursery nurse key worker (currently furloughed) and my youngest at uni is earning money working part time as a key worker in Farmfoods frozen food shop. Husband & I both working from home. What’s people’s thoughts on my risks with covid 19? I’m 56, recent PPMS diagnosis, no medications yet (hoping to try Ocrevus when my neuro unit reopens for business!).
DIL has been asked to return to work 1.6.20 & will be taking her daughter with her on some days when dad also working….

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1 month ago

@colettepage , I believe that you would be at no greater risk than anyone of your age.

There’s Coronavirus links scrolling across the top of the Shift.MS home page, which might confirm my view.

1 month ago

Thanks, I had read all the advice just wondered if anyone had comments to add maybe specifically on living with key workers. I’m trying to remain calm on the whole issue but getting a little more anxious about it all as time passes. Col 🤪

1 month ago

I’m a keyworker, I was off for 9 weeks of the lockdown but I’ve gone back as being at home as lovely as it was to be with the munchkins, I wanted to go back. I’ve never had anxiety and I’ve been getting it loads since this happened, I work in a school so I’m around children. My children will be going back aswell when their dad goes back to work. For now they will be going to his, the thing is living in a state of fear or what if is probably going to drop my immune system more and it’s good to be around other adults and to feel like I’m helping.

Having MS didn’t raise our risks, in fact I think the virus does the exact same thing that MS does so I’m hoping my immune system will shut that down!!

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