A girl in my class had to go home yesterday because she was sick. If I get sick then I can't be around my mom because she has cancer... I've been using lots of hand sanitizer and washing my hands constantly. Don't want to miss school or get my mom sick.
Great, you jinxed me! Lol. My kids have only been in school a week and they're both now sick! I can't believe it! I kept my little one home today, although he's not too bad. He has a cough and sounds a little congested. My daughter told me last night that she had a sore throat and felt like her tonsils were swollen. She didn't want to miss school, though, and she has work tonight. I told her she needs to cut back on work now that she's back in school. I think she's just worn out right now. I might make an appointment for her if she doesn't get any better pretty soon.
My son is almost never sick, though! I can't believe as soon as he gets around other kids, he gets sick! What do the schools need to do? Get better air filters? They already asked us to bring hand sanitizer. I know kids aren't too good with washing their hands, especially little ones. Ugh. I hope this isn't a precursor for how this school year is going to be!
Sorry April! lol
I heard on the news last night that we may not have a vaccine until around thanksgiving! What is wrong with this picture? My middle daughters kids are still sick. High fever comes and goes, vomiting, sore throat, no energy!
I mean I know school is important and they dont want it to go long into the summer next year, but you would think if we had a pandamic on our hands we would change our priorities? Hmmm, kinda tells all huh!
The thing is, that H1N1 flu vaccine when it does come out will only take care of that strain of flu (they don't even know how effective it will be!) So what do you do? How do you decide which flu shot to get? Or do you get one at all? I got one for my son 2 years ago and he got sick right after! They told me that was impossible because it was a dead virus but I'm telling you, he got sick the next day with a high fever, runny nose, etc., so I decided last year "Forget this!" and didn't give him a flu shot. I just don't know if it's good or not. What a dilemma!
Well, I picked up my paper this morning to the grim news that they expect 90,000 deaths with this H1N1 flu by this fall now! And here our kids are back in school yet they will not have a vaccine ready till Thanksgiving (estimated time). What's wrong with this picture?!
You know little kids. They don't wash their hands very well, cough and sneeze on each other. And now they're in close quarters with each other in a classroom! My son is already coughing and congested and he's only been in school for less than 2 weeks! He hardly ever gets sick and hasn't been sick since last Winter! But as soon as he's back in school... WHAM!
We have a school not far from us, guys, that already has an outbreak. They're wondering if they should shut down the school. Right now they're just taking precautions with sanitization, etc.
This is not good! I can imagine it will only get worse as we head into colder weather and the kids will be forced inside more.
We all really need to be praying for our kids, guys.
We'll regarding the vaccine, I will not be getting it. They have only tested the H1N1 vaccine for 1 month and only on older people. That is definitely not enough time for side effects to show up or to tell if it truely works or not. The regular Flu vaccine has been around for many years and has definitely been tested enough. So, I am leary about getting any vaccine that has not had the appropriate amount of time to test and make sure that their are no real problems with it.
Don't get me wrong, I do get concerned regarding the H1N1 virus but I refuse to put a vaccine in my pregnant body not knowing what the side effects will be on my health or the health of my baby. I have a boy that is in middle school and do get concerned whether he will get sick and bring it home. But, I do have a backup plan in place and as soon as the school tells us that someone in the school has the virus then I will be staying with my parents until the school or my son is no longer a threat to my or the babies health. I never would want to leave my son when he gets sick but in that case it would be for the safety of my and the babies health. That is the best I can do and for now will pray that this virus stays far far away....................................
I agree. This vaccine is too new for me to be comfortable with it yet. They have no idea of side effects and won't know for some time, unlike other flu vaccines that have been out for a long time.
I see a lot of pregnant women on the Maternal/Child forum saying they're getting this vaccine and that worries me. To me, it's just too risky. Yes, it's risky to get the flu too, I know. It's not an easy decision. I guess we all just have to be careful to not be around sick people and wash hands a lot!
Its a catch 22 I guess. I would feel the same if I was pregnant, but on the other side of that they say that children and pregnant women of are the utmost at risk, and then college kids, seems this class is at highest risk. I am older and have a lung disease and of course I worry too. The other side of that is that lots of people feel the same way and Im afraid that that is where they are concerned that the virus will kill multitudes of people. I will get it if I can, but I will be one of the last ones to be eligable for it. We will see. I understand it is delayed and will not be available until around thanksgiving anyway. I get the standard flu, and the pneumonia shot as well, while they do not prevent you from getting it, they do protect you from getting a serious case of it. With the predictions of 90.000 deaths as a result of h1n1, it is a tough decision.
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