Swine Flue

Discussion in 'Health and Wellness Forum' started by Cass, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Cookie

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    I smell bacon. :)
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  2. Cookie

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    Too many reported cases of the swine flu. Did anyone get the vaccine yet?
    Anyone with kids should maybe get it. Has anyone here or family HAVE the flu yet?
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
  3. YES......we have been to the mountain.........

    My 11 year old just got over it, started last friday morning at school throwing up....

    laid in bed friday, sat, sun, mon, tuesday,
    with an average of 100 most of the week, with a spike up to 103 just once .....

    Childrens tylenol for the flu really kept in in check...went the max and burnt through two bottels

    Now, just to make it more fun
    Mom had left town on thursday night for Vegas,
    so I got the brunt of this doosey...

    started to look a little ugly by sunday night, so I slept outside his room ..just in case...

    finally came back to himself by wed afternoon,

    went to school again today....

    last thursday he weighed 105,
    he now weighs 99...


    I know it could have been a whole lot worse..

    good times, good times.



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  4. Cookie

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    I am glad he is alright, kids can give you a scare, maybe you should get a flu shot, too.
  5. it is too late for that

    I have been to the mountian

    I have already been exposed about as much as
    can be exposed to the thing...I was spraying Lysol
    throughout the whole house and all over the sick rooms.. ..... 4 days striaght........

    I had a slight case of blas this monday and tuesday. ....... no big deal....

    plumbers have extra immunity....built in already



    Pass this tip on ....
    Here is a swine flu tip that I think really helped kill this germ..

    I had to force the kids take a good large swig of Pepto Bismol once a day..... yuck...

    or "pink medicine " as I call it.....

    it kills the germ from deep within and seems to help curb the nastiness of it..

    actually I think it kills everything...
    good and bad...

    anything is better than going to the hospital.
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  6. Cookie

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    Mark, be careful giving the kids the Pepto Bismol.

    http://www.fisher-price.com/fp.aspx...start=c&ccat=PS_CommonConcerns&content=166644

    Pepto-Bismol has the active ingredient bismuth subsalicylate, which has been found to be safe and effective for treating “nonspecific diarrhea†in adults. However, bismuth subsalicylate is chemically related to aspirin (acetylsalicylate), which can be dangerous for children. When given during a viral illness, it can cause Reye’s Syndrome, a rare condition that can involve serious brain damage. For this reason, products containing bismuth subsalicylate must carry the following warning on the label: “Children and teenagers should not use this medicine for chicken pox or flu symptoms before a doctor is consulted about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness reported to be associated with aspirin.†In addition, recent studies have not found these medicines to be effective in children under 12.
  7. I was constipated, took Immodium A/D thinking that was the cure. Then I had white castles to break the dam loose and it worked! But I've created so many different types of fossil fuels in the atmosphere that Al Gore wanted to start a rumor about it. :p
  8. well isnt that nice

    well, that is nice to know,

    I have been giving it to them in small doses
    ever since they could walk..

    it says in rare instances it causes problems,
    I suppose it is way too late to worry about that.








  9. Cass

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    What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas...and don't for get it...:)
  10. Cookie

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    Better to know late than never Mark, I just wouldn't give them anymore. I gave mine when little the same stuff not knowing, too.
  11. I will check it out

    thank you for the info

    I have to wonder if this is a freak allergic reaction
    that happens to a small number of people in the population
    like people that are allergic to pennecilliin...???

    Its a little late to worry about it now

  12. Terry

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    I'm going to ask about getting a shot this year, haven't before, but it may be a good idea this year.

    Jamie had the flue this Summer for a week, or this last Spring.
    I think I had it too, for a few hours.
    That's the good thing about age, you have more antibodies built up.

    They say that in a few months my immunity will be down to zip.
    There goes one more thing I was proud of.
    Dang it!

    Watching USC and the Irish.
    I'm West Coast, so I'm pulling for USC.
    Washington beat USC this year, and lost in overtime to Notre Dame.
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    1918 flu pandemic

    I was talking to my 92 YO mother about her experience with 1918 flu pandemic.

    She lived on a farm, with cows, chickens, orchards and land for crops.
    Her family didn't go to school for a while, and didn't have outside visitors.

    That pandemic attacked the young and healthy.

    I read this week, that people were taking large quantities of aspirin for it.
    Like 25 tablets every three hours.
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/2010051445_fluaspirin13.html
    Lungs were filling up with watery blood.
    Now they think that the overdose of aspirin may have contributed to the deaths.
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    I think you already know that immodium is for the other side of that equation! If you took immodium, you may not poop for a week!

    I love immodium. As Carl Malden said about his American Express card, don't leave home without it! And as another senior citizen said, at this age, you can't trust a fart!
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    Very interesting about the aspirin! My parents were both born in '05, and I reget now that I never talked to them about the '18 thing. About the only thing I know about that time is that Mom's older brother was gassed in the trenches in France, and only lived a few years after returning home.
  16. frenchie

    frenchie Jack of all trades

    Makes sense - aspirin's a blood thinner, isn't it?
  17. Cookie

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    Mark, you are welcome.
  18. nhmaster

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    KFC works for me. Only takes about 15 minutes :eek:
  19. Cookie

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    That's all that grease in it. Yuk.
  20. nhmaster

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    Before my by-pass operation I used to eat that crap all the time. Now I'm a rice and V8 juice fan and loving it :(

    It's amazing how a little thing like DEATH can change a lifetime of bad habits. ;)

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