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  1. #61
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    Update for Tarabull, and all my concerned, fellow WS's:

    I have been speaking to my daughter several times a day, for just a few minutes each time, while she has been down with the H1N1 flu.

    I hope yesterday was the worst day for her. She was actually sobbing each time I spoke with her- I have never heard her sound so miserable. She was in excruciating pain from the body aches, but mostly from the sinus infection. She kept crying that she thought she was dying. She is not one to over-react, even when she was little.

    My ex took her back to the hospital, where the doctor in the emergency room gave her a prescription specifically for the sinusitis (sp?), and something more to bring down her temperature, which had again risen sharply.

    I am happy to report, that while she is still sick and feeling lousy, still feverish and achy, she is doing much better! It was obvious to me just hearing her voice, the improvement since yesterday. (She was actually a little bit embarrassed for "acting like a baby" - her words, not mine. I so was worried).

    Hopefully the worst is over (like I promised her on the phone yesterday)!
    Last edited by smart blonde; 11-08-2009 at 03:43 AM.
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    Hope DD is feeling better,SB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oh_gal View Post
    In response to tarabull's post at the end of page 2:

    I guess we can only do (as parents) what we think is best for our children...as well as ourselves.

    I wonder how many of the parents whose children have died from Swine Flu wish they'd been able to have the vaccine? Those are statistics I'd like to see.

    I think I'm immune after caring for 3 flu infected kids
    I'm thinking of selling shirts "I survived the Swine" --(ha ha) JK

    My DD has severe Asthma and the vaccine was not available in our area (that I was aware of) until Oct. 26. On Oct 25 I stayed up until 2am researching the safety and was still unsure ever though I knew the risk and was told repeatedly that she needed to be first in line. Well God works in mysterious ways. We woke up the day of the clinic and she had very low grade fever-I kept her home as a precaution (because of her fever I was advised to wait to take her to the next clinic 2 days later. By 10pm she had a fever of 101 and wheezing. I called my Mom the nurse and she said just take her to the hospital if you feel uneasy (she said everyone else is going there). Mom went with me and by 10:45 DD was gasping for air surrounded by 7 ER workers (dr,nurses, and others I didnt know) They were asking me If she had ever been intubated (ventillator --I think but please correct me ) and that they were preping for addmission. Fortunately I was in "Momma Lion" mode and didnt notice My mom the nurse weeping in the corner. After DD was stabilized and settled in a room , my mom confessed that we were close to losing her because she was in respiratory distress. Later the Dr. confirmed we are the case that everyone fears and the she could have been a statistic if we hadn't gotten to the E.R. The Dr. said she was a "classic" swine flu (whatever that means) it hits very quickly. She only spent a day and a half in hospital (Tamiflu works wonders) My very long point was that the hopital said its not deadly unless you have other health complications----they werent worried about the flu they were concerned about the life threatening Asthma attack (brought on by Swine Flu) in fact they released her with a fever. Needless to say I have been at home in isolation for the last 2wks as all 3 kids cycled through the flu (of course they couldnt get sick together) The funny thing was the nurse who said ---Well at least now you dont have to worry about getting your kids the vaccine-do u know anyone else who wants to get it (H1N1) over with? They can come visit .
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    Glad your daughter is on the mend, Bell!

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    I've decided the risk of Gullian-Barre is worth it. Those studies were done in the '70's. A lot has changed since then. Both my daughter and I are high-risk, although she isn't in the typical categories. When I took her to her pediatrician for what turned out to only be a cold and not an ear infection, they ended up letting me make an appointment for her for next week. She is low on one Immunoglobin and gets sick at the drop of a hat. I have Asthma and have a call into my GP to get an Rx for the vaccine. I've had the regular flu- wouldn't wish it on my worst enemies, and a 7-year-old not far from here died of H1N1 in 24 hours!
    In My Opinion, people who don't get immunizations are playing Russian Roulette...
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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    Btw: Can someone explain to me why the swine flu is called 'swine' flu and not 'pig' flu?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Stardust View Post
    Btw: Can someone explain to me why the swine flu is called 'swine' flu and not 'pig' flu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinasK View Post
    I've decided the risk of Gullian-Barre is worth it. Those studies were done in the '70's. A lot has changed since then. Both my daughter and I are high-risk, although she isn't in the typical categories. When I took her to her pediatrician for what turned out to only be a cold and not an ear infection, they ended up letting me make an appointment for her for next week. She is low on one Immunoglobin and gets sick at the drop of a hat. I have Asthma and have a call into my GP to get an Rx for the vaccine. I've had the regular flu- wouldn't wish it on my worst enemies, and a 7-year-old not far from here died of H1N1 in 24 hours!
    In My Opinion, people who don't get immunizations are playing Russian Roulette...
    Update: Got my H1N1 vaccine yesterday and feeling fine! My arm was actually less sore from this shot than from the regular seasonal flu shot!
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

    Parents watch your children. Free-range parenting leads to more child victims.

    Cruelty to humans begins with cruelty to animals.

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    No, I don't trust the vaccine and its side effects.

    i should get it because i dont want to put my 3 y/o and 5 month old at risk... but i'm taking other precautions.. such as not leaving my house lol
    my 11 y/o already had it... and stayed in the hospital so he wouldn't affect the little ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlOnDe_GuRrL View Post
    No, I don't trust the vaccine and its side effects.

    i should get it because i dont want to put my 3 y/o and 5 month old at risk... but i'm taking other precautions.. such as not leaving my house lol
    my 11 y/o already had it... and stayed in the hospital so he wouldn't affect the little ones.
    No side effects here! I got mine 2 days ago and my 8 year old got hers yesterday.
    Last edited by LinasK; 11-20-2009 at 12:34 AM.
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

    Parents watch your children. Free-range parenting leads to more child victims.

    Cruelty to humans begins with cruelty to animals.

    I believe in closure, not forgiveness. I'm also unapologetically judgemental.

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    We're taking the kids for their booster H1N1 shots on 12/5. We've had no ill effects since getting the vaccination on 10/31. After reading about the deaths and WS family members who are critically ill with H1N1 and complications, I'm glad we got the vaccination.

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    I've been trying to get it but no luck. We haven't been able to get it on post and the community we live in now has some doses but are reserving them to give to high risk patients.

    I was able to get an appt for my one son, he has asthma and they will give it to him.

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    I wish my nephew would've gotten the shot, maybe he wouldn't be fighting for his life, on a ventilator from complications from the swine flu. (I've have a 'prayers needed for nephew' thread) with all the things that has been going wrong since he was admitted to the hospital early Sunday morning.
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    Does anyone know of persons who are older than the age limit who have had Swine Flu?

    Just curious.

    I hope all of you (and families, etc) do well this flu season, and those who have it get well quickly.

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    I'm just curious...what exactly are the reported (not possible, but actual, "have occurred"), side effects that everyone is worried about? I mean, before we got our vaccine, I read all about it at the CDC -- didn't really really too much of the "other" stuff that's out there, unless I could see that it was valid, and not just someone expressing their fears/opinion. While I'm aware that side effects can occur, I've yet to hear of anyone suffering a serious side effect from the HIN1 vaccine. Has anyone else heard of anything?

    FWIW, we got our vaccinations on 10/31, and have not yet suffered any side effects.
    Last edited by oh_gal; 12-10-2009 at 12:47 PM.

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