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Old 11-23-2009, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default Tragedy close to home...

The 21 month old daughter of one of the teachers in my DD's school died of the swine flu last week... Tears...

I hope the kids around here get vaccinated and very soon!!
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:43 PM   #2
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The 21 month old daughter of one of the teachers in my DD's school died of the swine flu last week... Tears...

I hope the kids around here get vaccinated and very soon!!
I'm so sorry to hear this. My condolences to family and friends.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:09 PM   #3
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Oh how horrible....
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:10 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear that, Dessismama. The boss of one of my friends here died, at age 56. My friend said she refused to go to a doctor, thinking she'd just recover on her own...
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:31 AM   #5
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So sorry to here this. The children we lose break my heart.
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:57 PM   #6
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So heartbreaking, these are the sad stories that make all of us parents so afraid of it till we get them vaccinated! So many parents losing their children to this pandemic, so sad!
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:10 PM   #7
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I did quite a bit of running around when my dad was working up our family tree. One thing that hit me right between the eyes is the number of babies, up to the age of 5 or 6, that died. In one graveyard, I found a family plot that held the graves of 8 children, all under the age of 5. Three had day of birth and death as the same. the other five died of yellow fever within a week of each other - two sets of twins. The mother died at 34. Husband lived into his 50's and buried two more wives and young children. With life as physically hard as it was back then, and staying pregnant almost all the time with children they had to sit by and watch die, no wonder the women died at young ages.

I can't even imagine living back then and trying to stay sane. Then the death of children was nothing unusual. Today the death of one child is a tragedy. One of the things I was thankful for on Turkey Day is that I live in the here and now and not back then. My heart goes out to anyone struggling with the loss of a child, for any reason. That's not the way it's supposed to be - parents aren't supposed to bury their children.
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So true spinner, that's one reason why they had to have so many children.
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