It was Wednesday when hubby told me that he is taking a leave from work on Friday. He was sniffing a little so I thought he would like to rest from all the office stress he had gone through for the month. But he said he just wanted to take a leave and not really rest. Picture me thinking of what to do and where to go for the weekend at midnight. I got really excited.
That Friday was a tiring one. I swear. I simply wanted to hit the bed as soon as we arrived but of course, we didn’t.
After Alex’s school, we went to the hospital. Our itinerary includes vaccination for the two girls and ear cleaning for Alex. I peeped at the OB’s door but decided I will just see her next time.
Our pedia gave our girls Typhoid vaccine. She said that during summer season and vacation, cases of this water borne disease goes up because most kids go for a swim. And even if our kids only swim in our backyard, they will surely drink water for their pool, whether intentionally (like what Maxyn did this morning) or accidentally. Even if they bathe themselves first before plunging to the pool and just stay there, the possibility of contamination is really high with other kids joining the fun.
I was really glad we made it to our pediatrician. Well, not that we will be hitting public pools and beaches soon, but who knows.
Aside from Typhoid vaccine, Max is schedule to have her HEP A shot this coming April. I will make sure I do not forget it.
I hope your kids have these shots already. If not, an online buddy suggests yogurt or Yacult. Thanks for the tip, Arcee!
i know it makes parents feel at ease to know that their kids are protected from any kind of diseases. haha, ‘though i am of age already, i am looking forward to having my HEPA vaccine this coming May. ^_^ just sharing
Pinay Mama says
Good thing Elijah has all the shots he needs. the doctor said there is no need for the 6in1 vaccine. He is into yogurt and yakult too! can’t wait to see him enjoy the pool. 🙂
Divine C. says
This reminds me to bring my little boy to his pedia for vaccines. He is not updated on vaccine because of frequent sickness and asthma attack 🙁 And I would love to follow Arcee’s tip too!
Corbitoness - family blog says
How much is the Typhoid vaccine? We have two out of town trips schedule and we always bring our own bottled water but you’ll never know with those bacteria. Makapagbaon nga rin ng Yakult in the meantime. Una loves Yakult.
Donna Jane Marcuap says
Some examples of waterborne diseases based on our assignment before , I remember these :
cholera (bacteria), dysentery (bacteria or amoeba), cryptosporidiosis (protozoa), hepatitis A (virus) and giardia (protozoa).
Infection can result not only from drinking the water but also from swimming in the water(Now that it’s summer time) where it can enter the body in other ways such as through broken skin.