Poor Shea. He was out of school for a week plus.
Conjunctivitis then a whirlwind virus breezed through and laid him low. Pink eye doesn't usually last that long ( I learned) but I guess the virus made it last longer or that his immune system was so compromised he could not recover as quickly.
But today! Today Shea went back to school and that kid was pretty delighted to be back. He got hugs from his excellent "pretty in pink" pal, the fabulous Sophia. "You're back!" she hollered.
The teacher said half her class was absent yesterday as we weren't the only one who was sick. I guess I didn't realize.
Is this common for kindergarten? duh? I guess so but is this a particularly bad year? I just don't remember this when Molly was there.
It really got me thinking about Shea and his diet. I am a big proponent of "live" food. You know, fruit, veggies, yogurt. Many of you may know how militant I am about my kefir every AM.
Shea doesn't need any of those things.
Oh, I try! But, the reluctance is strong and swift.
As I was talking with our Naturapathic Doctor on a daily basis for a week plus during the illness that wouldn't go away, I expressed my concern about this.
We talked about putting together a strategy to try and slip in some probiotics into his diet somehow.
I feel like I need to build his immune system as we head into this ball buster of a flu season we are all hearing about.
Ok. Un-official Coaxing poll:
Who out there is going to get a flu shot? The normal one and/or the swine flu one? Your kids? Yourself? Please share.