young man dies from H1N1 virus..

young man dies from H1N1 virus..

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alilscary

Eagle Pass, TX

#1 Sep 4, 2009
I think it's so sad what happened to this person. Does anyone know how it actually started. It's scary because it's hard to say if school are taking the necessary precautions to try to prevent it..So sad what happened.
alotscared

United States

#2 Sep 29, 2009
who knows how it started. my family felt sick last week, we went to er and it turns out all tested positive for h1n1. how scary is that? im just glad we caught it early
Sucka

San Antonio, TX

#3 Sep 29, 2009
Schools aren't doing a whole lot around here except making sure they stay home for a week if positive. But those are only the ones who report it. There are a lot of parents at my school that send kids to school sick because they can't afford to take off work. But they don't report it to the school. I have had a dozen kids tell me all of their siblings have h1n1 and yet they are still hanging out contaminating 7 periods full of 30 students at a time. Good job out there at being responsible and caring about other students and teachers. Sporting events are still taking place and school functions are going on.
Sadly I'm afraid there will be more problems before anything will get corrected.
Vague

San Antonio, TX

#4 Sep 29, 2009
I'm a substitute also and I see the same things.
alilscary

Eagle Pass, TX

#5 Sep 30, 2009
alotscared wrote:
who knows how it started. my family felt sick last week, we went to er and it turns out all tested positive for h1n1. how scary is that? im just glad we caught it early
What were the symptoms it's a lil scary. My daughter ever since school started she's been getting sick not the virus but she keeps getting sick and I want to know the exact symptoms to know what to look for.
alilscary

Eagle Pass, TX

#6 Sep 30, 2009
Also I dont think the schools are being very careful about this situation. I know kids will be kids but I think they should be taught to be more careful starting with their parents at home and teachers at school. Last time I took my kid to school she had just gotten her lil' carton of milk when a lil boy behind her was also going to get one and he sneezed inside the whole chest full of milks. He did not even cover his mouth and his germs were all over the milks. I don't want to sound rude but I know they are kids but they should be taught to cover their mouths especially this times that there's the flus going around...
alotscared

United States

#7 Oct 2, 2009
My kids only symptoms were a cough and a very high fever (103.6/102.4).I first gave them tylenol and when it wouldn't go down I gave them motrin.That didn'work either, thats when I knew something was definetly wrong.I didn't want to take any chances so I took them to the ER.They have a sign on the windows that lists the symptoms of the flu and it states that if you have that to report it immediately! Well we did and it took them 4 hrs to see us!I had to lie and tell them they had all the symptoms (they didn't)snd I asked them to test them, and voila!They were all positive!
alotscared

United States

#8 Oct 2, 2009
The ER doc told me that I had taken them early which was good. They all got shots of TAMIFLU and I also got it to prevent me from getting it.He gave me prescriptions for the TAMIFLU but ordered it from the state stock(we have no medical insurance)The difficult part was filling the presciptions.Neither Eagle Pass,Del Rio,Uvalde,Hondo,and about 8 pharmacies from Laredo had it. After many phone calls we finally found it at an HEB pharmacy in Laredo on San Dario St.The charge would've been $10 for each but the clerk was kind enough to use some $10 coupons she had for the FLU.So I paid $0.
alotscared

United States

#9 Oct 2, 2009
My kids are doing fine(thank GOD!)they just went back to school. But all of these 10 days were spent at home, no contact with other people.I spent the days cleaning/sanitizing with Lysol,bleach, sanitizer and washing hands.They were also using masks.The windows were kept open during the day.You can never be too careful but I am making it a point to tell all my friends to watch their kids.Dont assume its just allergies a cold; follow your instinct.Better be safe than sorry.
Im just sayin

Reston, VA

#10 Oct 3, 2009
Remember guys, there is a difference between a regular cold and the flu. Cold symptoms are:sore throat that usually goes away after a day or two; runny nose, congestion and cough will follow;fever is uncommon in adults and slight to moderate in kids. All this should last about a week. Flu symptoms are like a cold, but these symptoms come on quickly. They are: sore throat, fever, headache, muscle aches and soreness, congestion, and cough. Swine flu in particular is also associated with vomiting and diarrhea. Most flu symptoms gradually improve over two to five days, but it's not uncommon to feel run down for a week or more. A common complication of the flu is pneumonia, particularly in the young, elderly, or people with lung or heart problems. Remember- with the common cold rarely has symptoms of fever above 101 degrees F. With flu symptoms, you will probably have a high fever (100-102 F; occasionally higher, especially in young children.)

Cannot stress enough that you must keep your sick kids or yourselves home if you are sick. The most important thing to do for preventing colds, seasonal flu, and swine flu is frequent hand washing. Use germ-ex. Cover your cough or sneeze. You can also get a flu shot to prevent seasonal flu.

In short, the symptoms for the flu are more severe than the common cold. Please be vigilant with your kids. Seek immediate help if your child has: difficulty breathing or rapid breathing, bluish skin color, not drinking enough fluids, lethargy and failure to interact normally (doesn't act or play as usual), extreme irritability or distress (can't calm dalm or console them), symptoms that were improving and then suddenly worsen or fever with a rash.

I hope this helps.

Im just sayin
what

San Antonio, TX

#11 Oct 3, 2009
alotscared wrote:
My kids only symptoms were a cough and a very high fever (103.6/102.4).I first gave them tylenol and when it wouldn't go down I gave them motrin.That didn'work either, thats when I knew something was definetly wrong.I didn't want to take any chances so I took them to the ER.They have a sign on the windows that lists the symptoms of the flu and it states that if you have that to report it immediately! Well we did and it took them 4 hrs to see us!I had to lie and tell them they had all the symptoms (they didn't)snd I asked them to test them, and voila!They were all positive!
You gave her tylenol? havent you heard about tylenol being on recall? Watch the news lady! it was on like about a week ago!
alotscared

United States

#12 Oct 3, 2009
what wrote:
<quoted text>You gave her tylenol? havent you heard about tylenol being on recall? Watch the news lady! it was on like about a week ago!
I was told by her doctor to give her tylenol and I do watch the news!
alotscared

United States

#13 Oct 3, 2009
Oh, my kids results proved to be influenza type A and when I asked the ER doctor if it could be h1n1 he said that it was more than likely what they had.My youngest daughter had vomiting and diarrhea after the ER visit.By law the kids have to be kept out of scchool for 5 school days(or so the doc said)and what seems kind of odd to me is that I reported it to their schools and they were like ok.I was in shock and they were like whatever! It seems to me like they're not giving it much importance! Maybe I'm wrong!
alotscared

United States

#14 Oct 3, 2009
oh and thanks for the info "im just saying" unfortunately we take it for granted, and this disease is something that can so easily be avoided with following proper measures.
Snotrag

United States

#15 Oct 3, 2009
One rumor I hear about the schools and the flu is that they don't want parents to panic and keep their kids home. Supposedly the schools get extra federal funds based on attendance and don't want to lose that. That is why you don't hear much. If that's true they better be careful or there will be lawsuits up the a$$
a lilscared

Eagle Pass, TX

#16 Oct 4, 2009
alotscared wrote:
Oh, my kids results proved to be influenza type A and when I asked the ER doctor if it could be h1n1 he said that it was more than likely what they had.My youngest daughter had vomiting and diarrhea after the ER visit.By law the kids have to be kept out of scchool for 5 school days(or so the doc said)and what seems kind of odd to me is that I reported it to their schools and they were like ok.I was in shock and they were like whatever! It seems to me like they're not giving it much importance! Maybe I'm wrong!
Is the type A h1n1 virus because my cousins have that..
only kindness

San Antonio, TX

#17 Oct 7, 2009
God Bless his family

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