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What precautions should be taken while around a pediatric heart recipient?

I have a question about after care of a pediatric heart recipient. My 2 year old granddaughter has had her new heart for 6 months and all is going well. The whole family is very careful to avoid any contaminant that could get her sick. Recently, I (not thinking) agreed to babysit some newborn puppies and now I want to go see my babygirl. My question is, how do I know if it is safe to be around her after being around the puppies? I might know better how to answer that if I knew the risks that being around puppies creates.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018
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Anesthesiologist 's  Response
Hello,

You say, she is her granddaughter and had got a new life with new heart transplanted. In this situation, you should be very careful and should not allow any infection to happen. Usually, it's very difficult to control infection. If there is a slight problem happened in the home also it can infect her and can cause more problems for her. So why don't you rethink of rearing those puppies in some other place where your granddaughter doesn't live. You can use antiseptic lotions to clean up your hands.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Archana
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