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    Old 03-25-2017, 04:24 AM   #1
    Kurly86
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    Irrational fear of rabies/OCD/pregnancy

    Hi everyone,

    I am 8 months pregnant with my second child. A few nights ago we had a bat in our house downstairs. My husband scooped it up in a box (never touched it) and took it outside where it flew away. We have a really old house and get bats every once in awhile.

    When we first moved in, we got them ALL the time so we had a bat exclusion person come. Because we all were asleep when one was in the house (and flying around our room), we all got rabies shots at that time.

    I am paranoid now that somehow my son was near the bat and touched it and will get rabies. It consumes my thinking all day long. I called the CDC and they said they don't recommend any of us gettint shots this time, but I was crying about my fears and the woman said I *could* take my son in for 2 booster shots if my anxiety was too much.

    I feel at a loss. Because I'm pregnant, I can't be on my anxiety medication and the ruminating and obsessing is killing me. I know I won't be able to stop. But I also don't want to give him shots because everyone is telling me it's all about me and my husband said that is the only reason he will go along with it because he's not worried about rabies at all. These are people who I trust and who would give their lives to save my child, but I can't stop thinking this is a terrible mistake.

    Help. How do I stop this cycle? I don't even feel excited about having another baby. I feel sick and full of dread and keep imagining that she will never know her brother because rabies in inevitable.

    FYI I have called my therapist who I haven't seen in awhile and have yet to hear back from her.

     
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