I really debated on whether to post this but I am really torn as to whether we should get the H1N1 vaccine. I vacillate back & forth as to whether the media is hyping this up or whether they are really just reporting facts. This is what I do know.
H1N1 is killing children & adults. It is scary but when I think about it, is it really any scarier than what we went through last January when Ian had Type A influenza? Not sure. I also really don't want to find out so I can compare the 2. One hospital visit is enough for our family.
We had the regular seasonal flu vaccine last year & it didn't do a bit of good. What is to say that the H1N1 vaccine will help us out? What about the complications associated w/ the vaccine or the fact that it is a very new vaccine? Do I risk it w/ a child that has had an adverse reaction to the seasonal flu? I just don't know.
If anyone can point me to some articles that helped you decide one way or another, I would really appreciate it. Todd & I would like to read them. We go in on Thursday for our 18 month well baby & will also be discussing this w/ our doctor.
On a lighter note. My family was visiting on Sunday. It was good to have them all here. Tio loved getting on the floor w/ the kids & playing. Unfortunately b/c they are all educators (my dad is a principal & both my mother & brother are teachers), it is hard for them to come over b/c they are always exposed all the illnesses that are around. IF & when they come over after school, we require them to change immediately from the clothes they were in at work to a set of clothes they have left here at the house. Yes, it may seem a little ridiculous but again, we are trying to prevent another round of the flu.
Anyway, the kids had a blast playing w/ Tio Ian & Tia Jesse.
For the record, today is one of those days that I question my sanity. Gabi is driving me mad. She won't stop whining. Very needy. Wouldn't leave me alone until I put her shoes on. She literally said shoes over & over & over again for an hour straight. I finally caved & put the damn things on her. Can we say obsessed?