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flu??? were the kids that died vaccinated???

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Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 10, 2013 at 5:34 AM
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GirlWithANikon
by Platinum Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:51 AM

Really? I just left el paso last week. My son and I have severe asthma, steroids, steroid inhaler, albuteral as needed and all that ish. I cant leave the house a lot of days while in TX but DD is only mild asthma. They never give my kids anything. Idk about me as I have it worse than DS but I never get the crud or "flu like symptoms" now that I dont get the shot. My kids dont get the shot and they dont medicate them still. Hmm, guess it depends on thge dr. Even my kids' specialists (they are both special needs) are always all about not medicating. How odd how close but so different right ? lol.


Oh, the military is always tryna get me to flu vax all of us though. Not medicate after we are sick but they friggin love that flu vax man.

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Quoting GirlWithANikon:

Oh really? Hmm. Ive lived in TX, WA, and PA with my kids and they wont medicate them them they have the flu. They only medicate them for like strep and things like that. My oldest has an autoimmue disorder and he would get the flue more than once the first 2 years and they said its bad to medicate children. The virus' become immune and harder for us as a whole group of people to fight or some ish. Idk, Im not big on medications so I wouldnt have medicated them anyway I bet unless it became a "serious flu" if that makes sense. I wouldnt never let it get deadly, I dont mean that.

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Quoting GirlWithANikon:

No telling, most drs dont test for the flu they diagnose by symptom and season just like everyone else. I have never known anyone tested for flu, and i googled and its not real common is what I read, its mostly a dx by symptom. Drs have told me my kids had flu, but never tested. I didn't know they didnt physical flu tests at all until you mentioned it...

also, more to the flu than throwing up and fever, which helps with the dx. also like I said, season. I would think a large portion who think they have it, actually do as it is highly contagious and there is like more than a handful of strains.


yuck!

Quoting Anonymous:

I wonder how many people who say they have the flu actually have the flu.  I thought my daughter had it a few weeks ago, I would have argued with anyone who said she didn't.  They tested her for the flu and it came back negative.  Just because you are puking with a fever or have a fever with a cough does not mean you have the flu.


In our city, the drs actually test for the flu so that they don't prescribe Tami Flu for people who do not really need it. I have been tested and my kids have been tested several times. 


My sons and I live in TX. We all have asthma and I also have lupus, so the flu is serious for us. When we have been diagnosed with the flu, we have ALL been administered Tamiflu. It is not like giving an antibiotic...it is an antiviral. We also get prescriptions for cough meds. In most years, we have developed piggy back infections that require additional medications. My kids are now 19 and 23 and this is what has happened every year since Tamiflu came on the market. The ER even chased down tamiflu for my older son one year when there was a shortage.


Kmary
by Silver Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 8:01 AM

I'm neither for or against flu shots.  Some years I've gotten the vaccine on the advice of my allergist, other years I have opted not to.  I have never, ever in my 32 years on this earth had influenza. 

All that being said, to actually address the question in the OP, we won't know ever or at least for a long time.  But the fact is that probably most, if not all, of those children had compromised immune systems due to other reasons completely unrelated.  I know this because my cousin's sweet 10 year old son died technically from the flu a month ago.  However, he had a severely compromised immune system due to being born with a major birth defect.  He was majorly, multiply handicapped and every little illness that came his way put him in the hospital, even mild colds.  So while he is probably part of the stats on the number of chlidren who died from flu, without knowing the other information about his background, hearing that he died of the flu sounds very scary to other parents.  But once you know  the circumstances of his general health, you realize that his death had more to do with his own body's weaknesses than the strength of the current flu strain.  I suspect that many, if not all, of the other 17 child flu deaths may also have been kids with other health issues. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 24 on Jan. 12, 2013 at 9:16 AM
Smh.

Did it ever occur to you that the majority of people with the shits will say they have the flu and that's what I was actually talking about?

Probably not . Can't argue with stupid.


Quoting Anonymous:

because the child couldn't possibly have be allergic to ANY of the ingredients in it....smh....did that EVER occur to you that some kids can't handle ingredients the same way?


Quoting Anonymous:

Doubtful. Flu is respiratory and does not cause vomitting or diaherra





Quoting CutieCrab:

The doctor gave my son the nasal spray, he ended up throwing up at school the next day... :( Never again....








Im not.sure if thats the reason he threw up, but still.






Quoting notjstanothrmom:

I haven't had the flu since childhood and have never had the flu shot. The flu shot often gives the person the flu and and is certainly no where near 100% effective.









The chance that they had the shot is pretty real.







ETA: The nasal spray can infect the person and the people around them. Not the shot, sorry it's early and I've been up with a sick kid.








Quoting littlelamb303:

I don't know but most likely not.  We get the flu shot here and since I started getting the vaccine, I never got the flu again.  DD always got the shot and has never had the flu.





Anonymous
by Anonymous 32 on Jan. 13, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Our hospital has been testing everyone that goes in with symptoms and most results are coming back negative from what I am seeing on Facbook.  Like I said I would have argued with anyone who said my daughter did not have the flu a few weeks ago, but she tested negative.

Quoting GirlWithANikon:

No telling, most drs dont test for the flu they diagnose by symptom and season just like everyone else. I have never known anyone tested for flu, and i googled and its not real common is what I read, its mostly a dx by symptom. Drs have told me my kids had flu, but never tested. I didn't know they didnt physical flu tests at all until you mentioned it...

also, more to the flu than throwing up and fever, which helps with the dx. also like I said, season. I would think a large portion who think they have it, actually do as it is highly contagious and there is like more than a handful of strains.


yuck!

Quoting Anonymous:

I wonder how many people who say they have the flu actually have the flu.  I thought my daughter had it a few weeks ago, I would have argued with anyone who said she didn't.  They tested her for the flu and it came back negative.  Just because you are puking with a fever or have a fever with a cough does not mean you have the flu.



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