Monday, October 26, 2009

Am I overreacting?

Am I crazy to keep my son out of preschool this week? Today was a teacher workday so it's only Tues-Thurs. My reason? His H1N1 vaccine won't kick in for another week (had 1st shot last Monday). I was ok until my friend told me Friday there was a notice on her child's door saying that someone in their classroom has it (same preschool). Mini#2's asthma has kicked in and he's gotten a cold so we've been medicating for a week anyway. He's in the "high risk" category as it is. I sent an email to the teacher to confirm number of kids and it's actually been two- which really isn't bad for this size preschool. So am I crazy? I advised his teacher that he may not be there because I'm still debating on what to do, but tried not to sound too fanatical just more cautious in my wording. These are times when I think "when the heck did I get old enough to have to make these important decisions?" I even thought about taking him Thursday for their fall festival (costumes/party), but that may be worse! He would be exposed to all those kids- not just his class. As my mom said (who is adding fuel to my smoldering worry fire), "They'll be plenty more fall festivals for him!" As in, don't risk it by going Thursday. So what are your thoughts on this? Let me have it.

6 comments:

Grove Designs Co, aka Kriskropmemories said...

I don't think you are overreacting at all.
1 week of missed school won't hurt and it's best to be safe than sorry right?

Pink Martini said...

You're the mommy so you get to make all the tough decisions. Enjoy your mini and have a mommy and me day or two with homemade pancakes or muffins. :)

Belle said...

I don't think you're overreacting at all. It spread so badly here that school was let out for a week. One primary class had twelve kids out for flu. S had it last week and like you I was so worried because of his asthma. A teenager died from it less than an hour a way from us. S got through it really well but I had him at the doctor two days in a row checking his lungs. Maybe I'm the queen of overreacting but I would rather be over cautious than under. Keep that sweetie home and love on him. I can't believe I'm actually going to say this but....sometimes our moms are right. There will be other parties. (that was really hard to say ;)

~belle

Freck said...

Better safe than sorry!! You're not overreacting!

Jillian, Inc said...

I'd keep my some home too if there was flu and he had asthma issues. Those two things are not a good combination. There has been flu (but not H1N1) at our preschool and I didn't keep Adam home, but you just do what's right for you and got with your gut.

Tippy said...

I don't think you're overreacting, but then I'm typically an overreactor so maybe you don't want my advice.

Our pediatrician's office hasn't yet gotten the vaccine. My son's elementary school is giving the vaccine on November 3rd. I'm SO paranoid about this. There are a couple of high schools in the Chicago area that closed for a week because 1000 kids out of 2000 (OMG!) got the swine flu. Holy #*%$. I think you're doing the right thing.