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lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 10:04 AM

TWO KIDS DOWN WITH THE FLU

3,000 at work have it, both my kids are home sick. Anyone else having a flu epidemic?

My son said they are threatening to close his school if enrollment drops any lower.

I'm freebasing Purell, btw.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 10:12 AM

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that. I keep Purell with me at all times. I'm starting to smell like ethyl alcohol.

Hope your kids bounce back quickly.

papajensai
Papajensai  (Level: 193.2 - Posts: 1025)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 10:53 AM

I've got that ethanol smell too. Gotta get some of that Purell as a cover story.

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 11:01 AM

We've got it here! I dislike my job enough I actually like getting the flu.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 11:02 AM

You work?

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 11:03 AM

Yeah, I work 50 hours a week on top of school. Why, does it always seem like I'm here? I'm actually on the computer alot at work and school....

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 11:06 AM

Sorry to hear that Lodi...hope your kids get well soon. I also use Purell,all the time!

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 12:48 PM

Where is this flu epedemic ? It's awfully early in the year for such a thing isn't it ? I get my flu jab each October, i'll keep an eye on this. I hope everyone who is suffereing gets better soon.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 12:51 PM

It is early. Washington/Idaho border.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 1:26 PM

Thanks for that. I know somebody in a remote part of Oregon who just cannot get well.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.0 - Posts: 5883)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 2:31 PM

We even had a poor little girl pass away yesterday in Dallas....swine flu. I'm thinking I retired just in time. Lodi, hope your kids bounce back quickly. AND that you don't get it.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 7570)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 3:24 PM

No problems of note in York, although nearby Gettysburg College has seen lot of flu cases recently.
I'm on our office safety committee, and I'm scheduling a flu shot clinic for the building employees.


kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 201.9 - Posts: 1190)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 4:23 PM

Nothing on that scale yet in NY State, just some isolated cases. The State Ed. Dept. put out a 15 page memo this past Friday for guidelines in dealing with "the situation". Since I work at a school we are closely following county health department and state regs.
The CDC in conjunction with state entities are publishing their own recommendations for parents and schools to follow. It's a good idea to be familiar with what your local protocols are.

Personally, I am hoping this is more overblown, media-generated-hype.


sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 7:08 PM

We're not seeing anything more than the odd case in South-central IN.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 7:16 PM

My daughter's language school is Sweden was closed after only 2 days of the new term because a teacher and a student were sick (small school) but now Carrie and Jacob are both sick. They are going to the doc tomorrow to be on the safe side.

cujgie
Cujgie  (Level: 173.6 - Posts: 754)
Tue, 15th Sep '09 9:45 PM

A friend told me she had read that swine flu will be attacking mainly ages 6-24 -- grade school, high school, and college-age people. Older people have built up immunity over the years, but can be hosts, so all should get the swine flu shot. Apparently, many hospital workers and especially nursing home workers (!!!) don't believe in the shot's efficacy, and some businesses have told their employees, "Get the shot or you're fired." There may be a second shot too, for the seasonal flu.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.0 - Posts: 5883)
Wed, 16th Sep '09 9:29 AM

Do we have an update from your infirmary, Lodi?

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Wed, 16th Sep '09 9:43 AM

Fevers are gone - those broke yesterday. Rylee sounds like she's been smoking a pack a day with the cough and the hoarse voice. Connor still feels crappy and has a sore throat. Both will be staying home today to further recuperate, and Rylee is sitting in her room coughing and blubbering at the same time because she wants to go to school.

I'm going to sneak into the office for a few hours and try to catch up a bit on 2 days work.


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