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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby janet » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:18 pm

That's OK then :D Our shower has been like that for ages. Saves you having to stand on your head when you need to wash your er......feet :lol:
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Catch-up » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:38 am

So. On Friday we got a letter home from Thing 2's school saying that whooping cough is going around. Today she starts coughing. No choice but to keep her home and get her into the doctor tomorrow. :(
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Dotsie » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:37 am

Hope she's OK Catch-up :( Is the pertussis vaccine not routinely given in the US? Fingers crossed it's just a cough.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Quatermass » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:32 am

I'm allergic to that vaccine, believe it or not.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby wicked woman » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:12 am

@ Catch Up. Hope she's ok.
@ Quatermass. How did you find out? Having a reaction can be nasty.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Quatermass » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:31 am

wicked woman wrote:@ Catch Up. Hope she's ok.
@ Quatermass. How did you find out? Having a reaction can be nasty.


It was when I was an infant and getting the vaccine for the first time. It's my only known major allergy. :|
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Catch-up » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:38 am

Dotsie wrote:Hope she's OK Catch-up :( Is the pertussis vaccine not routinely given in the US? Fingers crossed it's just a cough.


It is routinely given, and she's had her full round, but I guess it's still possible to get it. There is also a grossly misinformed subculture of anti-vaccine parents in this country. I don't know how prevalent it is around here, I don't know anyone personally. But, I guess if you have a certain amount of the population that's not vaccinated, that somehow makes it more likely that the vaccinated people can still get the disease. I don't quite understand how that works - maybe because it helps keep it circulating? As a result, whooping cough has been a big problem the last few years. Fingers crossed she doesn't have it!
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:41 am

Fingers crossed here, too, but if she does get it, hopefully the previous jab will make help keep it down to a minimum?

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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:12 pm

I'm pretty sure that the vaccination will save her from getting it. This had almost been eradicated because of the vaccine and it is ignorance and media reports whipping up fears that has created the ability for the disease to return. We are having similar problems over her because of it.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby wicked woman » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:05 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I'm pretty sure that the vaccination will save her from getting it. This had almost been eradicated because of the vaccine and it is ignorance and media reports whipping up fears that has created the ability for the disease to return. We are having similar problems over her because of it.

Yet when I worked as a gardener, and used animal manures, I had to fight to get my 10 year tetanus booster. I was told "We don't do that any more." I had to keep quoting the leaflet I'd picked up in the surgery which said people who are likely to be exposed to tetanus should still get the vaccine.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Catch-up » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:42 pm

Spoke to the nurse this morning who confirmed that she's all up to date on her vaccinations. She said that it's extremely unlikely she'll get it. Yay! She's still home for the day, haven't heard even one little cough out of her so far.

WW, that's so wrong. You certainly should be able to get your tetanus shot. Here they make sure you get them whether you're at risk or not. Last time I was in they offered it to me early because it had been combined with another vaccination. I passed because they hurt like hell. :oops:
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Dotsie » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:17 pm

Excellent news Susanne! :D
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Dotsie » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:18 pm

Not the hurting like hell part :oops:
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby Catch-up » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:22 pm

:lol: Well, since I successfully chickened out, I count that as excellent.
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Re: Frustration Thread 4

Postby michelanCello » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:42 pm

Good news Thing2's OK! :D
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