Deep down I knew this was going to happen. I have kept myself in total denial and convinced myself that this was something that wasn't going to come anywhere near my family. But today it happened. My kids came home with a note from school informing us that a 5 year old child had come down with swine flu! Being the total hypochondriac that I am, I have already convinced myself that my throat feels scratchy and my son's head feels clammy. I am kicking myself that I haven't started treating my body better like I keep saying I'm going to. The way I am right now, if I were to get swine flu I will surely die. My body is just not healthy enough to take on such an illness. And what about my poor babies??? I am a nervous wreck.
There's been quite a few deaths from swine flu in this state. Everytime someone dies they say they had underlying health issues. Who doesn't have an underlying health issue? You can say that about anyone really. What if I had an infection from an ingrown toenail? The news could say that was an underlying health issue. Mild asthma? Scoliosis? They don't ever say what the actual underlying health issue was. It could be something mild for all I know.
I don't know who the child is but I'll keep my fingers crossed that they only get a mild case...and that they don't have an underlying health issue!