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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The decision has been made.

I found out this morning that a childhood friend just lost her 4-year-old daughter to H1N1.

She was in the same grade as Bo at a private school in Savannah.

That hits way too close to home.

My children ARE getting the vaccine this afternoon.

Please say a prayer & hug your babies a little tighter.

xoxo

23 comments:

wife.mom.nurse said...

Oh no. I am so sorry to hear this. It breaks my heart.

It is scary, but I am also going to get my kids vaccinated.

Hugs

Julie

Suburban Princess said...

Such a shame - I am sorry for your friend's loss.

Hopefully more children arent killed by the vaccine than get sick from the flu :O(

Slacker Mama said...

I'm so sorry to hear that.
Your friends will definitely be in my thoughts.

I was leaning toward not because a few people I know have had H1N1 and are recovering fine...but this certainly makes me rethink.

Jennifer said...

I heard about this on the news! They actually lived in my little town. I am so sorry to hear that you knew them. This pretty much cemented me getting the vaccine as well. Praying for you and your friends.

Mammatalk said...

So, so sorry!!

The World As I See It said...

I am so sorry to hear about that. You have to do what is right for your kids and not let the world dictate what you do.

Shell said...

I stopped breathing there for a second when I read that.

Good luck with the shots.

Maybe I should rethink my decision. That's so scary.

Anonymous said...

Most do not die from H1N1, they die from a bacterial infection contracted while recovering from the flu. Things like pneumonia and bronchitis.

SarahHub said...

Oh, I am so sorry. I just can't believe it!

Evie's doctor recommended against the mist because I'm pregnant and we'll have a new baby here soon. This post makes me want to check out the shot...

Prayers and XOXO...

SupahMommy said...

I am so very sad. That is just... so .. terribly .. terribly sad.

* I came over to make sure you didnt' think i was mad at you for some odd reason... of course not... but that's just so irrelevant now...


I will be thinking of you all.

Preppy 101 said...

Hey honey - thinking about you and your friend and your babies. xoxo

pink green & southern said...

Wow, I am so sorry...

Brie said...

Oh no, how awful. I'm really sorry to hear that. I was leaning towards not getting it b/c I know very little about the vaccine. Now I'm thinking I better rethink this (not even sure if the vaccine is in yet at the pediatrician- as of 2 weeks ago, it was not)
H1N1 has been confirmed in the school and it is really scaring me. Again, so very sorry to hear of your friend's loss.

Foursons said...

How terrible! I'm so sorry.

Katie said...

I'm at college and my mom was really persistant about me getting a vaccine. When I did, she was much more relieved. I haven't felt bad or symptoms or anything yet if that helps! And the shot didn't even really hurt either (and I'm a wimp)!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. As a Mom, the death of a child is always so tragic. Sharing in your sorrow. Love and prayers are with all of you at this time. Give your sweet children a special hug!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Bama Girl in AZ said...

oh wow.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

OMG, that's scary and so sad. I'm so sorry for your friend.

Poolside with the Girls said...

I'm sorry to hear about this. How terrible. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karine said...

I am so sad for your friend. I am sorry...

mes petit choux said...

I am so sorry for your friend... so tragic. This swine flu is making me batty. We can't even get the vaccine yet at our peds office in PA. I swear the kids so much as sneeze and I am like oink oink, here we go to the Dr....how did it go getting the kids vaccinated?

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

NO! My heart hurts just reading that. Let's hug our babes.

Oregontribal1 said...

Oh my goodness! So scary to think that this nasty flu is so powerful! My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your friends' loss.

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