Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Are you worried about the Swine Flu?
I'm just wondering what every ones thoughts were right know since it's fairly new out in the news. I know Americans are fairing it pretty well, with only one hospitalized and no deaths. Mexico isn't doing so well with many people dieing and that is scary to me. It has spread outside of North America. It's kinda the whole unknown thing, is it going to plateau not far from where we are at or is it going to make history.
At times I feel fine about it but then I think of Kaitlen. She's my sickly one. All of my kids can get the same virus and shes down and out twice as hard and twice as long. She'll get the fever, ear inf, Bronchitis, laryngitis (she just got over that) and of course pneumonia. With her poor immune system and the fact that it's the pneumonia that's killing the people with the flu, that's what's scary to me. Then I have Matthew. He'll catch the same cold as everyone and it will only last half the amount of time it normally does with the other kids. He has an awesome immune system. Both Kaitlen and Matthew were breast fed and kaitlen for A LOT LONGER THAN MATTHEW! (and Matthew was for almost 2 yrs) so no one can argue the whole formula vs breast thing.
When i was looking for an image for this post i found this article and it was from two yrs ago. I thought it was interesting, it felt unfinished, but interesting.
Here are some links in case you haven't read about it and want to. 1, 2, 3
oh, and the image was from 2003, so even though this strain is new to us, the situation isn't.
Feel free to leave your honest opinion/thoughts. This isn't a debate and it sure isn't a board on ivillage, LOL!!! ;)