We started DD1 in MDO last week. It's for 2x/wk from 9-2. Although I only let her stay til 12:30 to transition her. She got very, very sick. We ended up in the ER 2x, of course were during wee hours of the morning. At the pedi 2x and were sent to lab for blood work last week. Needless to say it was a nightmare. Symptoms were flu like but negative for flu. Dr.'s think it's a super bad viral infection DD caught, possibly from MDO or from errands out in public I was running with DD...who knows. I am 4w away from a scheduled C/S. The dr.s advised that since I'm a SAHM and DD is not really used to MDO or preschool to withdraw her and wait until next fall. The thing is, DD is super attached to me and never lets go of me...until MDO. She surprisingly transitioned wonderfully without problems. I wanted her to start when she's 3, but with the new baby coming and no help from family (all out of state) and no friends to help, I thought this would also help me to have some bonding time with DD2 and not feel guilty a couple of days a week since I will not be able to juggle DD1 the way I have before. Also, this would be something just for DD1, without feeling like everything in her world revolves around the baby. The dr.'s think it's impossible for DD1 not to get sick in that enviornment and if she got severly sick, it could be really bad for the newborn. It could potentially put the newborn in the hospital, esp. since she won't have her first set of shots for a couple of months. I have no help and DH has to work. The week before was a nightmare and I can't imagine having to go through that with a newborn and no one to help us out. But, I'm so torn on what to do. A couple of people say you can't put your kids in a bubble so to keep moving forward and send DD1 back to MDO next week once she's fully recovered. I need some advice from Mom's who've either been in my situation or are contemplating a similar decision. WWYD?