Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Swine Flu

Okay, our youth group has started to ask, "do you have the swine?" when anyone coughs or does not feel good. Schools are closing, although, much to my children's chagrin, ours have not. People are standing in long lines to get the H1N1 vaccine. The question is to vaccinate or not to vaccinate my kids.

Here's my problem, when I brought it up, that I was going to call the pediatrician and take them in, my fifteen year old flat out refused to go. He has watched the youtube video of the cheerleader who, because of the H1N1 vaccine, can no longer walk straight and has various motor skill difficulties now. He feels that there is no long term studies on the vaccine and does not want to get it. I hate to say it, but he makes a great point. In all of our panicking, are we going too far?

My other problem is that there is mercury in the vaccine. Manufacturers use mercury as a preservative in vaccines. Cooper has Asperger's syndrome, which is a form of autism. I don't think he should have the vaccine because there is so much research about autistic children not being able to filter out certain metals and other products out of their bodies. The metals then form proteins in their brain that mimic opiates, thus the rocking back and forth, etc. You have to do your own research, and make your own decisions, but mine is to not get Cooper the vaccine.

That leaves me two children, who if they get vaccinated and the others don't and the swine gets into my house, we are all going to be sick. So I made the decision to not get my kids vaccinated against the swine. Quite frankly, everyone I know who has had it touch their homes, if watched and managed properly, have been fine after some very rough days. I am not taking this lightly, I am just wondering if we are all overreacting ever so slightly. I know this is serious, and if my kids run a fever for more than ten straight hours, I will be hitting the doctor's office. I am not being foolish, I am being cautious. I have lysoled and cleaned and make use of hand sanitizer.

What are you doing about the Swine? Share the love and wash your hands.

God bless you and yours.

No comments: