I learned on the news that there is a really bad wave of influenza going on in the United States, especially in the New York area, and that a lot of children already died :-( This is so tragic and I think about these kids very often.
Sunny is very prone to infections. His immune system is quite weak and he is ill very often, especially during the wintertime. Therefore, we have him vaccinated against the flu every year as the flu might be too much for his tiny body and his weak immune system to handle. I know that the pros and cons of vaccinations are an issue that is hotly debated by parents. Some parents I am in contact with think that an influenza vaccination is exaggerated but as these news occured to me I was so glad that we do it every year. Yes, it might be exaggerated for other children but for Sunny it is just the right choice. We have to keep as many infections as possible away from him, especially those that can be really bad. And this is what the real flu can be to children like him.
I do hope and pray that none of you are affected by the flu. Stay healthy and well!
Edit: I just noticed that Ellen Seidman is blogging about it, too!