Wednesday, August 19, 2009

We're lockin' down the hatches

We have 2 cases confirmed H1N1 flu in Guntown schools already, and tonight at church one mentioned they just took their grandson to the hospital with a high fever.

His cousin, whom they all just spent time with over the last week (since our VBS started), was already in the hospital with a confirmed case of H1N1 also. They are hoping the young one -- he's 2 -- doesn't have it, but most likely he does given his symptoms and close time with the other who does.

So, I'm locking us down for a while until our trip up north. I'm not taking any chances with it, especially with the exposure now from VBS. I'm trying my best to just float it on by, but it's a serious soapbox of mine (always has been) about folks who are sick coming top church regardless. GRRRRR!!! That just chaps my spurs like you cannot believe. If you are sick, if you are coughing, sneezing or have goo running from your various nasal passages, if you or someone inyour household has been running a high fever...use the common sense The Lord has hopefully bestowed on you AND STAY HOME! Honestly, you don't get cookies and brownie points for bringing your sickness to church to share.

So, given the runabout nature of most folks, and the confirmed cases on our doorstep here, I'm just not throwing caution to the wind. Dewey has decided he's going to work, but the rest of us won't be seeing anything outside the perimeter of the property line until we leave on our trip Sept 4th.

Keep a prayer for the youngsters locally with the flu. Let it be mild and light.

Laugh at me, call me paranoid...just don't come to visit :o). And hey -- cover your keyboard before you type me a comment too.



Innisfree in Alaska said...

oh my. May God be with you all. I hope and pray that the cases are mild.

Blessedmom said...

LoL, you are too funny, in all seriousness though, I can't blame you one bit. And that is one of my pet peeves as well, don't go to social functions with a sick one in your brood, it amazes me how blissfully ignorant some folks are. ah well, make sure you keep up with the vitamins, especially the vitamin C.

In His Grace,

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention that if one absolutely must go out when ill to please, please, please stop hacking and sneezing and mucusing into your hands - turn your face into your arm to minimize the germ spreadage.


Scarlett said...

I have to admit, we go places when we are coughing, sneezing and such. Because we have such severe allergies in this house, that if we didn't we would never leave. In fact some of my daughters allergy symptoms have now been found to be asthma! But I agree when those things come with a fever, time to be safe rather than sorry. I hope you all stay healthy and will be praying for the sick ones in your community.

Paula said...

People who "socialize" while sick drive me crazy too. That's one of the reasons this H1N1 has spread around like it has. When it was in Mexico, did people stop going there? No! Then they bring the germs back with them. I sometimes think international travel shouldn't be as easy as it is now.

On a personal note, thank you for not using the "s" word to describe the flu. That name is killing the pork industry and causing my poor husband to worry about how he will care for us.

Hope your little ones stay well.

Stone Bridge Farm said...

Amen Sister! I hope all will be well.

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

YOu make me laugh, I love the way you say things. I don't blame you one bit for keeping your family home, besides what better place in the world is there to be than home.

When my oldest was born in January I was advised by my Dr not to take her to church until April because of a bad outbreak of RSV in the area. I didn't take her out anywhere until April, and I will say it irritated me that I had to stay in because people would still bring there sick kids to church. :P

I hope you all say well.


Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

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