I think swineflu is my stalker. Little madam was born prematurely during the 2009 swine flu outbreak. We kept her isolated from people and crowded places for months. I frantically learned everything I could about the darn virus, as you do when you have OCD and you are a helicopter mum. (<- I am. The gluten and allergies just gave me an excuse. Truth. Sorry, lol)
Now here we are, with a kid with a wonky immune system who has a lung disease, someone who is not allowed to be vaccinated because we don’t think she fights viruses the way she should. We are those people that aren’t allowed to get it. People say its “just a flu”, but fact remains, swineflu kills more people then “normal” flu does. It killed people in my town. Yesterday. Its here.
So. Great. Because I dont want to murder people who cough on my kid on normal days….. (being sarcastic). Now I also have to suspect them of having swine flu! Im wondering how long we can stay home. Im wondering if I should take my older child out of school, Im wondering if we can get tesco delivery for the next two months and if the tesco delivery guy is coughing on my stuff when Im not looking? Im wondering if Poland can handle a large outbreak and Im wondering if Im overreacting and Im oh so tired of always. bloody. worrying.
We are supposed to go in to hospital in 10 days. The very hospital that will look after the kids swine flu cases if there are any. They agreed to put us in isolation. Is that enough?
Breathe breathe breathe. Thats todays task. Breathing and ordering food.
Stay safe in flippin virus world!