Thursday, October 15, 2009

What to do about the FLU?!

So, this is my first blog. I will rant, rejoice, SOS, and many other things here. I will try to inform my followers of what is going on with my life.

So as the pic states I am looking into the H1N1 vaccine. We went to London's 2 yr. check up and basically had it put to us like, it is your choice, vaccinate or die. We have delayed London's shots other than 2 for many reason and the doctor has never put it to us like this. So is it a big deal?

A wonderful gal I am getting to know through MOPS has it and so does her lil pea. They have suffered through this nasty flu and are getting better. She explained it is a super flu to most and doesn't cause all the horrible things you hear on the 5 o'clock news. So that leads me to believe that till I know more, I may just limit the kids to only a few weekly outings, give them lots of Vitamin D (this is suppose to help you not get it) and pray that they are covered in protection from the Lord.

Further my thoughts lead me to...WHY oh WHY do we play into the media. They are all about playing up the death toll so they don't have to go to the filler stories like "Lucky the Pit bull jumped the fence in SE Portland and is eating your cats. At eleven we will show you how you can protect yourself from stray dogs blaH BLAH...". Really we stay up to get filled in on issues that don't matter to 89% of people. So they go off on what matters to 100% and play it over and over and over.

My prayer is that everyone choose wisely. Look into how much your kids are out and about. Are they in school? Do you have a little one at home? Do any of your kids have a low immune system? BUT also look at that we could suffer through a bad flu week with our kids and find out next year they are changing the vaccine due to this and that causing this or that side effects. I love my children and don't follow the pack when it comes to their well being. I error on the side of caution and I don't believe thus far that has bitten me in the bottom. Feel free to give your decision and why. There are many positions and I'd love to hear yours.


  1. Congratulations on your first blog post! There is so much news out there concerning H1N1...I'll be praying your family is well protected.

  2. Blogging is a fun thing!
    And about vaccines...there is so much information out there! I have recently learned a lot about flu vaccines. What I have learned through a doctor that is also very naturally minded is that most flu vaccines have not been tested and therefore have not been proved to do what they are actually supposedly doing. Through this doctor I learned that most flu vaccines have more mercury in them than a 350 pound person should have. Recently I have learned that there are other things in flu vaccines that I wouldn't want to ever put in my body.
    My friend's sister is a nurse in Tulsa and she said that every thing that is being tested right now in labs there is H1N1...but that as soon as it turns cold that it will turn to just a normal flu because the H1N1 virus only gets passed around in warm temperatures.
    So...what I have been told over and over is just to do your own research and decide what you think is the best thing for your chidlren.

  3. I forgot about Vitamin D. This same doctor (I forget his name) said that the reason that colds and flu are so much more prevalent in the fall and winter is because we don't see enough sun = vitamin D. He says that children should have 1000 units of Vitamin D a day and adults should have 2000 units. It sounds like a lot but I would rather do the natural thing instead of vaccines.