It has been WILD around here lately!! We have been so busy with school and sports, while trying to dodge the swine flu at the same time. The kids are loving school and I am enjoying this one on one time with Bentley. Two nights ago she started taking a couple steps at a time. It is still work in progress.. but she is doing so awesome!!! It is so darn cute, she takes fast and choppy steps. I just love it!!! I haven't been able to capture this on video yet, hopefully soon.
So I mentioned the swine flu... I have post about the swine flu once before and just how scared I was of it. Now it seems almost normal for everyone around us to get it. We thankfully have not experienced this first hand yet, and I sure hope it stays that way. Even though Bentley has already had her surgery, her heart is not considered "cured" it never will be. She is a heart baby and will be for the rest of her life. So it's still safe to say that if she gets it or anything else similar we will be headed back to the hospital and probably TCH at that (rather than our local).
To give you an idea of just how bad it has gotten... There are 19 kids in Bryson's class - 2 days ago 9 kids were absent due to either swine flu or strep throat, yes NINE (half the class, unreal)!!! Yesterday, there were 8 kids out for being sick. And that is just Bryson's class. It has hit our town and hit it hard. At the moment it just feels like we are waiting our turn to get it... and I don't like that one bit. We are doing anything and everything we can to not bring these germs home.. but not sure if that will be enough. We are very blessed that Bentley has not ever really been "sick" she has had a runny nose a couple of times before surgery but it was minor. No real sickness though, so I just pray her body keeps fighting these germs. There have only been a couple of kids out in Brenna's class and I am happy to hear that, I sure hope it stays that way.
So how is the swine flu in your town? has it hit? bad? I want to know...
I was going to do my Q&A post today, but I wanted to talk about the swine flu first, I am really interested in hearing how it is around the world.
*** The media and some others brush swine flu off now since it is similar to the regular flu... Before Bentley I would probably understand this, but now... I don't. It is important and I don't feel that they take some of the children or other special needs people in consideration when informing us of this. It seems to spread faster and hit during not normal flu season... regular flu would still be hard on Bentley and she would probably still be admitted, but I hate that some people sort of put down others for being worried or concerned about this and they are very verbal about that. I'm not talking about anyone particular.. just in general.. media. There are so many out there that if get this it will be life threatening... One example: around here they have quit testing for which flu... regular or swine. Before seem like everyone kept numbers of how many people were getting this and now that so many are... they want to hide that fact. Sorry! But that doesn't fly with me. I want to know what we're dealing with. But that's just me. I'm just sayin'
Oh and if you have sent me your heart babies, I have been getting them. I haven't been on the computer much lately so not a chance to update that page. I will have them added this week. Thanks so much for sending them to me, there have been so many new heart moms emailing expressing how thankful they are for coming across it.
The weather is cool here, and I'm loving it. Starting to feel like winter in Texas (if that's possible)... getting me pumped for the Holidays!! I also noticed I need to take Bentley shopping for some winter clothes!!! =)
Have a great day y'all!!!
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