So this is totally disgusting but I need to share. I am freaking out right now, have been all weekend. On friday I was eating the last of what was in a bag of pirates booty. When I scraped the bottom of the bag for more and didn't feel any, I looked inside to see if there was any left. Amidst all the little white fluffy flakes I saw several mouse droppings. I freaked out. My first thought was to stick my fingers down my throat but I knew it was too late. I must have either eaten some of the poop or at the very least, my fingers touched the poop and then I ate the booty with my fingers. I started crying and thinking not only about how disgusting it was but more so what effect this might have on my baby. I am currently 18 wks pregnant and in my 7th week I was diagnosed with toxoplasmosis (luckily it was determined that I caught the toxo prior to my pregnancy so my docs said I don't have to worry). I called my ob and pcp and even a fetal maternal specialist i saw for the toxo. No one really had any solid advice. The best they could tell me was the the biggest threat would have been the toxo and since I already had it I can't get it again. Since I'm not sick yet, and hopefully won't get sick, there's nothing they can do. I went online and looked up what diseases mouses can carry and read a little about hantavirus and lcmv (lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus). I'm not very familiar with these but afraid I may catch it and even worse pass it to my unborn baby. God only knows what other viruses I need to worry about?
I am writing this post hoping that someone has heard a similar story that had a good outcome. Hopefully someone can tell me I don't need to worry. Or hopefully someone has some more knowledge of these viruses and/or any other viruses I may need to be concerned with.
Thanks so much for your time and help!
btw- yes, we have called an exterminator....