Two schools in our town closed today because their had been confirmed cases of swine flu. Zach came home at lunch and said the other High School in town had been closed and his teacher's were saying that most likely his school would close tomorrow for at least a week.
When I dropped Paige off for her kindergarten class this afternoon the bus drivers were telling me they were running late because all of the buses had to be disinfected. It seems a student who rode the bus had come down with the virus.
I am really not that worried about my older children. If they get it I feel they are healthy enough to fight it. However, Paige had pneumonia as a baby and her respiratory system is not quite as strong as the rest of the kids.
The High School is suppose to be closed for at least seven days. I think we will all just hunker down at home and watch movies and play games. I don't want to panic, but I also don't want to ignore it. If any of the kids start feeling flu like symptoms I am sure my calm will quickly disappear. It's a good thing hubby is not one to panic.
I went to Walmart this morning and half a dozen people were walking around with masks on. It made me feel like I was in the middle of a sci fi movie.
My sister and her husband are in Mexico right now docking their boat and they are due home next week. Please pray for their safety and protection from this virus. Also, I am worried about my mom who does not have a very strong immune system right now, it would be very bad for her to get this virus.
Hubby could tell I was getting a little jittery. He sent me this picture of how the swine flu is supposedly spread.
I guess you just have to laugh, it's a waste of time to sit around worrying. I know that in my head. However, my heart is feeling a little heavier today.
Stay well my friends.