So all this talk about the Swine Flu really has me shaken up. Bentley cannot get sick, she can't.. it will be too hard on her heart. If you have not heard yet, the first swine flu death happened at Texas Children's Hospital. Now if you have been following you know this is where Bentley will be having her open heart surgery in exactly weeks from today! This is just one more thing to add to my list of worries.. first I would like to keep the family of that dear child in my prayers. It was a 23 month old boy that was visiting family near the border.. he developed flu symptoms and went to the local hospital who eventually transfered him to Texas Children's where he later died.
This is one huge AMAZING hospital. It is THE largest children's hosptal in the US. It is ranked #3 in the Nation for heart and heart surgery and ranked #6 in the Nation over all. We are going to one of the best of the best.. although I do still feel so confident and happy with our decision to go here, I am now very scared because there has been swine flu in the area. Since the surgery is just 3 weeks away, I can't help but to wonder how many people has this child come into contact with in this area. How many more people in this area have this that aren't reported yet. Just went I thought this "wait" couldn't get any worse. I am going to call and talk to the surgeons nurse tomorrow and see if she can help shine some light on this topic for me since Bentley will be having surgery in just 3 weeks. I do know I do not want her there when the swine flu is near.
Another thing that hits me in the wrong spot with this.. there are schools about an hour away from us closing down for a week... many many schools, because of the swine flu. As of right now ours are staying open.. why? I just don't get it. I do not mind my son going to school a week longer than scheduled.. however I do care that we keep our children safe and take the necessary steps to keep them safe.
I will let you know how the surgery phone call goes soon. I am actually watching the news now and they said swine flu has been found in 10 states so far and that has double since yesterday.
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Please keep Bentley in your prayers, we are just 3 weeks away from her surgery.
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