Monday, October 5, 2009

H1N1 is making me paranoid...

SO... I have been told that two or three children at my kiddos school have H1N1. I am seriously considering taking my smallest child out of school and putting her on lock down!

One of C's friends just lost her daughter last week. They believe that she had H1N1 and they also believe that her asthma made it harder for her to fight off. It scares the piss out of me, I'll be honest. There aren't many things that do it for me, but anything that threatens the life of my children ratchets up the fear factor a notch or two.

I honestly don't know what to do, the vaccine (injectable) won't be here for a few weeks, and then only at the health department. My eldest and smallest need it most because they both have asthma. The Diva wouldn't stay at home for anything, especially if she isn't sick yet. Oh, and according to everything I've read the eldest and smallest can't take the H1N1 mist (up the nose) because of the asthma. Ack!! What is an overly-paranoid mama to do at this point? Any ideas??


  1. That is scary as hell! I have no idea what I would do.

  2. Breathe! That is SO terrible that C's friend lost their daughter, but also SO rare. H1N1 is really not much different then the regular flu. Just a different strand. I would make sure they are taking multi-vitamins and drinking lots of orange juice.

  3. There is no great solution. Get them the vaccine as soon as it's available, teach them to wash their hands and not to put their hands in their faces. Keep them well fed and healthy.

    We can't live life in fear. You do what you can do, and you gut it out.

    The good news is that your friend's child's death, while tragic, is unusual.

  4. @Everybody-thanks for the support, we are making it through. So far, no announcements have been made at their school concerning H1N1. We even have a process at the prison to handle it, when it comes to us.