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I just read today that they said that a high percentage of the pediatric deaths were kids with underlying neurodevelopmental issues like cerebral palsy, epilepsy, etc. Are kids with PANDAS and Tourettes considered a high risk group for this flu then? I am not planning on having our family get the swine flu vaccine but I wanted to know if any of you are taking measures to protect your kids or if you are concerned.

 

Bonnie

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The pediatric deaths are in kids who are very, very sick already, IMO, not in kids with autoimmune disorders. I think the deaths are very hyped also. They are in children who are not receiving good medical care.

 

Two deaths that I have read about, were actually due to the fact that the children had an active strep infection, but b/c their symptoms were "chalked up to" just flu symptoms, they were not treated for the strep infection. The parents were told the sore throat was just a flu symptom.

 

Definitely not doing the vaccine. I am giving my kids vitamin D (D 3) to help prevent flu and will increase the dose a lot if they get the flu. (read about Vitamin D for the flu).

 

At the very first sign of the flu, I will give oscillococinum. I have used it many times before with the flu and it works exteremely well. It cuts the "viral load" in half. I always worry about illnesses with my kids, but the vaccine, IMO, is so incredibly dangerous, I would not even consider giving it.

 

Colleen

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Bonnie,

 

I'm not worried about the flu either. I'm just going to feed my kids a really good diet and make sure they have a cup of tea (checking into the best teas) before school. I'm working on recipes with garlic so our family will eat garlic 3 to 4 times a week.

 

 

CP

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My son had the swine flu. It is very hard in our area and schools now. If you notice they symtpoms ( basically same as flu, chills, fever, aches) then go straight to doc. and get on tamiflu. It does not cure it but makes it not as long . My son was out of school a week.

It did make his tics worse but so does other illnesses. Once it gets in your community it spreads like wildfire.

Its definitely not any fun

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I'm not that worried about the swine flu, and neither my baby or I will be getting the shot. I think they are making a big deal out of it when to me it sounds basically like what I call the achy flu. I do think that it could be hard on little one's, the elderly, and peope with immune system problems, but I think it's important to just wash hands, etc. We've had one case of the swine flu in the other elem. school in the district that I teach in. We have a lot of swine flu in this area. I'm really glad that my son isn't in day-care.

 

Carolyn

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I am not at all worried either. They say it mostly effects people already weak, which is the same with any flu. Look what can happen to the elderly or someone with a very week immune system when they pneumonia. We just try our best with washing hands, eating healthy...that is all that can be done.

Mary

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