reply to post by DazE777
My grandkids started school on August 5. Sheesh! There's still an entire months worth of going to the lake everyday to swim and play for pete's
My grandson's school has been closed all this week due to H1N1. Only one confirmed case, though. The rest of the many cases, including not only
students, but 19 teachers as well, are unconfirmed because the local medical personnel have been told not to test. Why? Well, if everyone tests
everyone, then the system will be overloaded and the labs can't peform efficiently. Heh. So they tested the first kid, and said, yep, it's H1N1,
let's close the school for a week and see what happens.
My oldest granddaughter, who goes to a different school, but in the same county, has been home all week from an illness. It's definitely flu-like. I
have the same symptoms myself. Not much sense in taking her to the doctor though. It's not like she will be given any sort of tests. And, get this,
last week, my grandson was one of the first to be sent home with suspected H1N1 virus. My daugther took him to the doctor, naw, no need for tests.
He's sick and probably has it. Um, medical aid? Naw. Just keep him home until his fever is gone and send him back to school. And I did take him back
to school in a couple of days and I was immediately called to pick him up because he coughed once. Now this week, he is fine. Playing and having a
great time, a week off and not even being sick. lol.
I wonder what will happen next week? Whooping cough and closing school again? I heard on the radio this morning that whooping cough has invaded
central KY as well.
I'm just going to toss this out here. Why not let the kiddies spend August, baking in the sun and enjoying themselves. Most people around here take
vacations in July. And they visit other places, pick up germs and such things that they are not used to. How about keeping August as a period where
these kiddies can get over it all, before crowding them into closed up school rooms?
Meanwhile, next June these kids will be held over for school well into the end of June, go on a vacation, and then return to school within just a few