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Parents Of Oologah Meningitis Victim Agonize Over Loss

There are 36 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Mar 16, 2010, titled Parents Of Oologah Meningitis Victim Agonize Over Loss. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

The parents of a 9-year-old girl who died in last week's meningitis outbreak in Oologah are agonizing over the decision to send their surviving children back to school.

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concerned

Tulsa, OK

#1 Mar 16, 2010
are u kidding- my kids would not be going back and she has to worry cause all the other children in the house could be infected.my prayers are with all the familys going through this.. the school should close for a while..and make sure its out of there
PPilot

Tulsa, OK

#2 Mar 16, 2010
There is no deeper pain than to lose a child. Thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy for her family and friends.
Tulsa-Mom

Broken Arrow, OK

#3 Mar 16, 2010
Aren't they having the school cleaned this week? Will that be enough? This is so tragic and I wonder it they'll ever find the source of this... I completely agree with PPilot. I pray for peace for this famiy and the others as well...

Since: Feb 10

Jenks, OK

#4 Mar 16, 2010
I wouldn't send them back.My sympathy to the family.
TulsaGal

Tulsa, OK

#5 Mar 16, 2010
If you go to the CDC's website and read the information on meningococcemia, the bacteria only live outside the body for a couple of minutes. I nkow it would be hard to send them back but there is really no risk of anyone else getting it from the school. Deepest sympathy to all of the families involved and they are in my prayers.
Spike

Tulsa, OK

#6 Mar 16, 2010
Very sorry for the little girls family over her loss. This should not be happening in the US. This country keeps sliding down the slippery slope and health, etc. are not being met. These children should not have died, period, and these weak excuses given by schools/doctors/ME's, etc. aren't worth the paper they are written on. To her family: I am so very sorry for your loss.
Reid

Eufaula, OK

#7 Mar 16, 2010
I understand the horror and grief they are going through but unless you are prepared to keep your kids locked up inside a platsic bubble and never let them be around other people again there isn't much can be done to prevent such deaths. Death is not a bad word, it is just the end of life. The same as birth is the name for the beginning of life. We all go through both. What we can do is live our lives to the fullest while we are here. That is even true for children. Don't take away a childs life by making them prisoners out of fear. My prayers go out to this family and I hope for all them they can find peace.
me again

Wann, OK

#8 Mar 16, 2010
This is so sad, my prayers go out to the family. But maybe they are also afraid to send the other children for fear of how they will be treated since it was an outbreak that affected several families. People can be so cruel. Are they afraid the other children will be blamed or tormented? God help us if that happens. I hope they are surrounded with the love and compassion that they need.
Christian girl

Tahlequah, OK

#9 Mar 16, 2010
Deepest sympathy to this family. You are in our prayers.
Its Me

Tulsa, OK

#10 Mar 16, 2010
This is pretty sad hate for anyone to go through anything like this. My prayers are with everyone affected by this horrible bug.
Barb Dwyer

Tulsa, OK

#11 Mar 16, 2010
I could not bring myself to let them go back either, how horrible!
nunyerbisness

United States

#12 Mar 16, 2010
concerned. . you have a right to be worried. You also have the responsiblity to educate yourself on this disease.
Tulsa resident

Tulsa, OK

#13 Mar 16, 2010
I totally agree with PPilot, there is no greater loss than loosing a child. I'm praying God's healing love surround these families.
Pamz

Sedgwick, KS

#14 Mar 16, 2010
I have a friend who has a daughter in Oolagah High School. She took her daughter to the clinic this morning and was told they would not give her daughter the vaccination! Her daughter had hugged the high school girl that now is in the hospital last week. Her Mom was told that she was not in the victims class and did not ride her bus so they would not give her the vaccine! Why not? The stories on KOTV make it sound like any Oolagah resident, certainly a student, could get the vaccine. I don't understand this at all.
Vaughni

Broken Arrow, OK

#15 Mar 16, 2010
Actually, there wouldn't be NO second thought about it. I would either change schools, or I would teach them at home. There would be no way that I would let my child go back to "that" school; I don't care HOW clean they got it to be.
Oologah Student

Chesterfield, MO

#16 Mar 16, 2010
You should all really educate yourselves on bacterial meningitis. it can NOT survive outside the body for more than a few hours. the school is also having a major cleaning operation over spring break to prevent anybody else from getting sick.
Karen

Modesto, CA

#17 Mar 16, 2010
Our hearts are breaking with you. God bless your family through this terrible tragedy.
justice seeker

Forney, TX

#18 Mar 16, 2010
This is a tragic thing that is happening, but once again some of you people are just amazing. How do you know the "school" gave these children meningitis. As of now there has been no confirmation on a common link to the cases. What if it started somewhere else. Have any of you thought about this. If it so contagious why doesn't anyone in the deceased children's family have it. I know they were around them caring for them for several hours or maybe longer before anyone knew it was meningitis. Consider this lets just say "YOUR" child was the one who passed the disease on would it be there fault. NO!!! If you people would take time to read all the FACTS before you post maybe you wouldn't appear to be so shallow minded. Until a positive source is located. which is very unlikely, blaming the school or anyone else is totally ridiculous. If you have time to sit on the computer and blame, you have time to look up the facts before you post.
Giggles

Broken Arrow, OK

#19 Mar 16, 2010
I would definitely get my other children vaccinated at this point.
worried in Oologah

Edmond, OK

#20 Mar 16, 2010
Pamz wrote:
I have a friend who has a daughter in Oolagah High School. She took her daughter to the clinic this morning and was told they would not give her daughter the vaccination! Her daughter had hugged the high school girl that now is in the hospital last week. Her Mom was told that she was not in the victims class and did not ride her bus so they would not give her the vaccine! Why not? The stories on KOTV make it sound like any Oolagah resident, certainly a student, could get the vaccine. I don't understand this at all.
it is my understanding that no one is getting the vaccine until this Friday and Saturday and this is for all Oologah-Talala Students. The vaccine is different then the Antibiotic shot they were giving out last week. If they will not give her the antibotic shot she should call or go to her own doctor and ask to be giving a shot or some oral medication.

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