I was reading the discussion boards from this website and now I am scared that I have exposed my children to radiation. I was administered 50mCi’s on 8/25 at 3:10pm and was give the following indications in writing:
“Sleep in a separate bed (at least 7 foot separation) 4 days
Avoid close contact with children and pregnant woman (at least 3 feet) 4 days
Keep at least three feet away from others 3 days
Drink plenty of liquids (e.g. water and juices) 2 days
Delay return to work 2 days
Limit time spent in public places to 20 minutes per day 2 days
Limit travel in personal vehicle to no greater than 2 hours (at least 3 foot separation in vehicle) 1 day
Do not travel by airplane or mass transportation 2 days”
This quoted information comes from the nuclear medicine department at the hospital. In addition, that I could cook for my children just not taste the food and then serve them. I want to cry. I have a six and eight-year old. The thought of them being exposed angers me. I stayed in my room for two days and when they went to school on day three I was cleaning the house and washing everything but, I was still walking around the house. Since day three, I have kept a distance more than six feet but not separated totally. As a matter of fact when I mentioned it to the nuclear medicine doctor, that if he recommended me sending my kids to another house, he gave me look as if though I was over reacting.
WHAT HAVE I DONE!