Monday, January 30, 2006

poverina peqilina .....a rant

ok, i do not know if i spelled it right, it has only been used verbally all my life.. "poor baby" in italian.
i am broken hearted over my poor baby being sick. she has a cough. thought it was just a cough, but it isnt. it is RSV. 10 yrs ago my 1st baby had RSV. it was when it was an epidemic in colorado springs and several babies died.
so more than that i am PISSED. for 3 winters i hav egone to church and watched everyone get sick. so when i stayed home the 1st month, everyone made a huge deal about me over reacting. so wed the kids go to church. there is a new kid...hacking all over the place. by sat afternoon everyone was sick. every church i have ever been to has had the "do not drop off your child if they have a cough, a runny nose..unless clear, or had a fever in the last 24 hrs" policy.
our church is over half elderly, people on chemo and radiation treatments, and a little baby who has had heart surgery. i pray he is not sick too. it is absolutely stupid for people to show up sick. usually it just pisses me off cuz my kids are prone to fever seizures, so a virus at one house means cat scans, mri's and emergency room visits at our house.
so i keep asking about making a policy....hasnt happened yet...
so if 1 person whines about the attendance drop at sunday school, i do not want to hear it! we will be back after the rainy may????
because of bella's asthma we may send her to my mother's so it doesnt make her any worse.
(once they have RSV they are more likely to develope asthma. so pray for about that too.)

What is RSV? Respiratory Syncytial Virus

RSV is spread from respiratory secretions through close contact with infected persons or contact with contaminated surfaces or objects. Infection can occur when infectious material contacts mucous membranes of the eyes, mouth, or nose, and possibly through the inhalation of droplets generated by a sneeze or cough. In temperate climates, RSV infections usually occur during annual community outbreaks, often lasting 4 to 6 months, during the late fall, winter, or early spring months. Most children recover from illness in 8 to 15 days.
The majority of children hospitalized for RSV infection are under 6 months of age. RSV also causes repeated infections throughout life.
RSV bronchiolitis is one of the severe illnesses caused by RSV and is associated with clinical signs and symptoms of small airway obstruction.4 Bronchiolitis begins with mild symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection and progresses to include cough, wheeze, onset of dyspnea, increased respiratory rate and retractions of the respiratory muscles, indicating lower respiratory tract involvement.1 Airway obstruction can be extremely dangerous, especially in infants who have smaller peripheral airways than adults, so it is important to know the warning signs of bronchiolitis in order to manage the illness before it becomes life-threatening.
The most severe infections caused by RSV are prevalent in infants aged 2 to 6 months, but children of any age with underlying cardiac or pulmonary disease or who are immunocompromised are at risk for serious complications from RSV infection.
RSV is also one of the most common causes of pneumonia in young children. The incidence is greatest from birth to age three.
Development of an RSV vaccine is a high research priority, but none is yet available.


jillian said...

I agree completely! Whether church or work, or daycare. If you or your child are sick, especially the first 2-3 days, STAY HOME! It's irresponsible and disrespectful.

Hope your baby gets well soon and stays well.

Creative Genius? said...

oh i hated that at the play center we had... we'd turn kids away for being sick and the parents would b*tch up a storm!!! sick is sick and they belong at home!

Praying that your lil darling gets well soon!

Chris said...


I am mad with you... and sick too.



Anonymous said...

im soooo sorry you guys are sick! we've all got it over here now too. i didn't realize dakoda was sick untill we already arived at the church. i just dont know how to inforce that policy when there arnt any parents around for me to talk to {trailer park kids). :( ! maybe you have some pointers on the issue. im still trying to get this whole 'kids ministry' thing down, and i feel just awfull that your lil baby is so sick! please forgive me!

Lacy Zigzag said...

I am praying for Little Tali and I am so worried because she is in the hospital now. Maybe though that is the best place for her because they will have better equipment to help her breath. I am sorry Heatherly that there are so many people out there that do not think when they are sick they should be home. I totally understand your frustration. Your little one doesn't deserve this!!Love, Chris

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