Sunday, October 25, 2009

Swine Flu Hits Home

Well, not my home but my sister's home. My sister and her kids all came down with the H1N1 virus this week just days after her kids got the nasal vaccine. It takes 8 days to build up an immunity so the vaccine was too late. My sister couldn't get the vaccine because she is 8 months pregnant and she can't have the nasal vaccine. They haven't been able to provide enough injectable vaccines for all of the people who need them.

My sister was hospitalized today with a very high fever. Please keep her and her unborn baby in your thoughts and prayers. We are all very worried.

11 comments:

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

I'll do it. Thankfully it sounds like they are in good hands at a hospital. That puts all the financial 'worries' in perspective.

Daizy said...

Yes it does. Life has no guarantees no matter how much money I save. I guess the best that money can do is create more options.

KoBold said...

8 months pregnant and high fever?
Even toes are kept crossed for her.

I just got my shots for "regular" and swine flu last Monday. 3 more days to go to take full effect.

It is crazy how many people think it is not necessary to get innoculated, "because swine flu is overhyped". Let them be right.

Lizzie said...

THinking of you all
Lizzie

6kids4me said...

I will keep them in my prayers.

Ann

Frugalchick said...

Oh no, I'm sure that's frightening for everyone--praying for a speedy recovery.

Linda and Doug said...

I've been lurking for a loooong time and just wanted you to know that I too am sending tons of prayers and wishes to your family. So scary!

Mrs E said...

Oh that is awful! My sister is also pregnant. I will pray for your sister and her unborn child. She is in the best place that she can be.

Jean said...

Prayers are with your sister and family!

Daizy said...

Hey KoBold, you got the shot? Mail some over! It is quite scarce here.

Daizy said...

Thanks everyone for you comments and support. It is very scary. My mother has been worrying that this might happen and then it did. The rest of my sister's family seems to have made it through ok but some got it a lot worse than others.