Aug 22, 2011 - 11:41 am
Im having my first hospitalization for high dose radioactive iodine treatment and Im very worried about exposing my 1 year old, 3 year old, and 4 year old when Im released. I am married but he works long days and I am the only one available to care for them. Ive read so many conflicting articles about how long to stay away from them and Im very very nervous. Some say 3 days others 1 month. Also conflicting info about precautions: plastic on bed, disposable utensils etc. Can anyone tell me a concrete guideline for when I can take an active role in parenting after discharge and what should be done rather than what is myth and unnesesary. I dont want any harm done to the babies but I will have to work hard to find alternative care for them and will miss them greatly for the days where exposure is too great. PS - I cant find spell check and am super hypothyroid so good luck reading this :-)!