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Avoiding the Flu
Posted By Smockity Frocks On October 2, 2009 @ 12:26 pm In Opinions: I Got 'Em,Parenting | 18 Comments
I asked on my Smockity Frocks Facebook fan page  how everyone is avoiding the flu and have gotten a few different responses.
Generally, I have not been a worrier about illness. I figure we’ll pass around a virus or two every year and suffer through it the best we can.
I have never been a fan of the antibacterial gel that is so popular. I figure if you touch a door knob that has some microscopic unsavory element on it, and then use the gel, you’re just rubbing the poop around all over your hands!
We have never taken the flu shot and I also abstain from the new pneumonia vaccine that pediatricians recommend. I have always considered the possibility of contracting those illnesses remote and not life threatening even if we do get them.
Then, last week it was reported that a healthy 14 year old girl, the same age as our MaddieLynn, died from the flu very near our home. She stayed home from school on Thursday and died on Sunday.
Her parents did all the right things, took her to the doctor, called the doctor when her fever rose, took her to the hospital, but it wasn’t enough.
That got my attention! Especially because it was reported that she had no underlying conditions.
I’m not rushing out to get the flu vaccine just yet, but here are a few of the things we are doing to try to avoid the flu.
What are you doing to avoid the flu?
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