Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Back to reality or is it?

Wow, a day back to reality. Yesterday everyone made their way back to school. I did not know what to do with myself. It had been a week since the kiddos had been diagnosed with strep. That was immediately followed by school closures due to the fear of the declaration of a flu pandemic. That has not come as of yet but I am afraid that we will soon hear that we have an actual swine flu pandemic. I don't know what that will do to the kiddos school but I suspect their could be another closure.

Sydney and Graham are both at Southwest Christian School which is not part of the Fort Worth ISD. So, even though all of the schools in the FWISD are closed throughout the remainder of this week, SCS decided to reopen yesterday. Given the fact that more and more schools throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex are closing by the day, I am beginning to think their school days are still numbered.

Although the numbers of the swine flu are growing, I am not much of an alarmist. We already have years of practice of keeping ourselves in isolation and germ free. We are taking the necessary precautions and trying to get the kids into the habit of staying germ free - if that is even possible. Given the current temperament of the disease in the US I am not too worried about our safety this time around. I am more concerned about what we will see this fall.

However, even with that said, I am most concerned about Sydney. I know, I know. I should be over the fact that she is no longer immune suppressed. I just don't know how much I trust the fact that, with all that she has been through, that her immune system is 100%. I just don't know if the immune system ever recovers from all of the chemical abuse these kiddos sustain. I could be wrong but I just don't see it. I just think we still have to be that much more careful.

Well, I had best be off. I have another busy day of work ahead.

My purpose awaits.

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