Sunday, September 9, 2012

savoring summer

We are savoring every last bit of summer.  This weekend included time at the beach, walks outside, watching thunderstorms, a blessing at church, and a special Auntie's birthday party.

RSV and cold/flu season are looming around the corner and we are trying to make the most of our last few weeks before we do a bit of winter hibernating.  We haven't found out if Virginia will be receiving synagis and we haven't discussed the specific do's and don'ts from our pediatrician yet, but we are planning on being very cautious and see how things go.

The Plan: We wont be doing much traveling this winter, we won't be going to the mall or grocery store with Virginia,  we won't be going to church as a family, and we either will graciously decline or be very careful at any gatherings with groups of friends or family.  We do still want to see our friends and family, but we will just have to be extra careful.  This is where we need your help.

-Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer when you come in our house or before touching Virginia.

-Please get a flu shot and pertussis vaccine.  I used to be a flu shot skeptic until I realized that I shouldn't do it for me, I should do it for the many people that are more susceptible to complications from the flu and whooping cough (preemies, babies, elderly,and those going through immuno suppressant treatments).

- If we are planning to see you, please let us know if you or anyone in your house is sick, you think may be getting sick, or have been sick within the last few days. And yes, the sniffles and tickle in your throat count!

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