This morning we are on a mission to get the boys their flu shot. I’m a firm believer in vaccinating my boys in order to protect then from deadly diseases that are now in the rise and claiming the life of way too many children.
This year, the flu is a huge problem and Lizze and I have protected the boys by getting the flu shot ourselves and now its their turn.
I don’t think that this is going to go over very well but it’s a very necessary evil,especially with Elliott’s asthma and Gavin’s compromised immune system.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
All people who live in college dorms are advised to get flu shots. The one year I didn’t get a shot, I got the flu and was extremely sick. I remember that for three days I pretty much couldn’t move. I needed medical attention, but I knew I couldn’t walk to the nurse’s office. After three days I felt a little better and decided to go to the cafeteria to get dinner. That’s down three flights of stairs in my dorm and then about 100 feet across to the cafeteria. By the time I got there I was too tired to eat. The next day I thought I’d try to get to the nurse’s office. That was across campus. By the time I got there I was crawling on my hands and knees, too weak to walk. The nurse was aghast at my condition and told me (too late of course) that I should have called her and she would have come to me.
The next year I got a flu shot as soon as one became available. A hard lesson.