We decided to keep Nicholas home from school today because of the spread of swine flu. Some people may think we're silly about this and that we're being worried over nothing. It's not that we are really concerned about Nicholas getting sick from swine flu but with his and Rachel's respiratory problems there is no reason to take any chances. Nicholas gets a daily breathing treatment to help keep his problems under control. But at times in the past, both of them have been close to going to the hospital because of wheezing and low oxygen levels in their blood. For either of them, catching the flu - whether it's swine flu or the regular seasonal flu - could be dangerous. The chances may be slim that any of us could catch the swine flu but we are responsible for the health and well-being of these two little people and we have to do whatever we can to keep them safe.
So we'll have a second Spring Break (or is it Swine Break?) at home until this thing blows over. What fun!