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I am a crazy woman, funny and carefree but type A and anal all at the same time. I have two daughters and a Father who's a King...what more do I need?! My goal on this planet is to help His bride: literally (I plan weddings for a living!) and spiritually (I occasionally offer words of wisdom to loved ones...) Bless us all on this journey!

Jesus and His Girl

Jesus and His Girl

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Flu

When I was a kid the flu lasted 2 days and was spent having a 102 degree fever and getting to stay on the couch watching cartoons. This was a GOOD thing! One on one time with my mommy, who'd snuggle with me and make me soup. I'd fall asleep without realizing it, wake up groggily without realizing it, all during an episode of the Flintstones. Know what the flu is today? Something to fear and (uh oh, here she goes) be vaccinated against. In fact one of the only immunizations to still (in most cases) carry thimerasol is the flu vaccine. Go to the vaccine awareness blog here on my list off to the right for more info, but basically beware of Prevnar specifically and flu vaccines in general. I always say "I'd never tell families to stop vaccinating altogether, I just say be educated." Ok that's true for the biggies like polio, etc. The flu is not a biggie, so I'm gonna be bossy after all! The flu doesn't count. Let your kids get sick for a day, let them stay home and strengthen their little immune systems, let them watch an old episode of Flintstones if you can find it:) Snuggle them and don't let their fever get TOO high. Other than that, LET'S CHILL OUT!


Liz said...

Thanks for this post! I sometimes need to hear this from someone else before I start questioning and second guessing myself and get talked into things! I am sure the DR will want to give this to Isaac when we go in for his 15 month well-baby visit. By the way, you would be proud of me- the Dr really tried to get me to give him the chicken pox shot and I held my ground and didn't do it. It's not like I cannot change my mind, though I really don't think I will. It's a start! It's all of the new vaccines that I am really much more skeptical of than the ones that have been around for a long time. How do they know that these brand new vaccines don't have problems. They don't have any longterm results. Anyway, thanks!!! Oh, by the way, thanks so much for the really helpful e-mail a while back, I have been meaning to e-mail you back and obviously haven't yet, so I thought I would mention it here!

Elizabeth F. said...

WE never get the flu vaccine. It's the flu people. Come on. What is thermasil? Or whatever you said. Educate us! :-)

Mrs. Sara said...

Liz, just in case it gets tempting, you should know that the chicken pox vaccine is made from cell lines obtained from aborted babies.

Jenny W said...

couple things, first of all congrats mama liz on arguing with the docs:) you just get used to it after awhile! second e, thimerasol is the mercury-containing preservative that was removed in 2001 b/c of it's "potential link" to autism. the problems are: #1 several vaccines were grandfathered in, so you don't know if the one from your doctor was made prior to 2001 and may still have it. #2 flu vaccines still have it. finally, as for the aborted fetal tissue, this sounds INSANE and yet is absolutely true. drug companies are smart enough to know you can't inject a child w/ full strength diseases, they have to be run thru a medium first and then that diluted version is injected into the person. ideally the lab uses chicken or monkey embryos, but unfortunately aborted human tissue is obviously more "compatible" AND is in abundantly supply. how's that for cannibalism? not to mention the poor baby was never able to give informed consent, never got to decide whether it wanted to donate its organs, blah blah blah. blatant disregard for the 14th ammendment of the constitution which guarantees due process and protection to every US citizen, but alas I digress...I guess unborn citizens don't get due process...For more info go to Children of God For Life website. Amazingly informative.

Jenny W said...

www.dgwsoft.co.uk/homepages/vaccine is a UK website written by a mom who is against abortion and has really done her research as far as listing what shots are "tainted" with fetal tissue and what drug co they're from. VERY useful information.