Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Mother's Day, Vaccines and Raw Milk

Alright, let's add a little more, shall we?

For a bit more on work - I am apparently, no longer fun to eat out with. I spend my time commenting that the ham is cold (Mother's Day Brunch) so it cannot possibly have been properly Hot Held to avoid the growth of bacteria. I also comment on ungloved hands and how high the ice comes up on salad and fruit bars. In addition, don't eat those dips in front of me - you know, the ones that have little pretzels with them. It's sitting out in a store, it isn't kept chilled and you have no idea how much double dipping or fingers are ending up in there. I just can't watch you kill yourself.

Before I continue on to the rest of Mother's Day, let me just say one little thing. VACCINATE YOUR CHILDREN! I am sitting here scared for myself and my friend's twin boys because the measles outbreak in the US has spread to my state. In 2 weeks we popped up to 12 confirmed cases only hours from us. Last week there was one confirmed case an hour from us. It was suggested to me that it might not be entirely brilliant to travel with my baby right now because she can't get the measles shot until she is one year old. Unfortunately for my friend, she and her new boys didn't have much of a choice as they are going to a big family gathering for her mom today. Our children cannot physically get vaccinated at this point but you bet your buns that when they are old enough they will be. I shouldn't have to be worried about my bug catching the highly contagious airborne measles because YOUR ARE TOO MUCH OF AN ASS TO VACCINATE YOUR OWN CHILDREN! There, I've said it, I feel better. If people would vaccinate their children we wouldn't have a measles outbreak, now would we? No, and I wouldn't have to worry about taking my child out in public. It just so ticks me off. Your child is not going to turn autistic from vaccines. Guess what, if your autistic child gets a vaccine and then later you notice his/her autism more, it's because he/she was already autistic! Get over yourself! We got rid of all this crap and now because of people's stupidity it's all coming back.

I'm undecided on delayed vaccines, but I think that if you want to delay them but still make sure your kid gets them...fine. Except for the measles! Get the dang measles shot!!!

Speaking of shots, last Thursday I got my Hep A, Hep B and Tetanus shot at work. My arm, from the Tetanus shot, is still totally killing me. :(

In other news, by all means go organic. That does not, under any circumstances mean that you should drink unpasteurized milk from any animal. Raw milk has a huge chance of containing listeria - you know, that wonderful bug that causes sponataneous abortion among other things. If you must go organic, buy non hormone added milk from your local coop, but for the love of all that is good, make sure it is pasteurized!

Okay, Mother's Day. It was good. :) We went to a nice brunch where we laughed our selves silly watching Lily munch some watermelon and ice in her mesh food feeder. After brunch we walked around the mall for a bit before driving around Pullman, looking for a new place for us to live. We then came home where we failed at getting our bug to sleep. Mike and Lily got me a Kodak digital picture frame for my desk at work. It is muy pretty. :D

Okay, I'm done for now I think. Have a peachy keen day!!!


Polina said...

My 2 thumbs up to a vaccination. Many of my friends have read somewhere that medics don't make allergy tests before vaccinating people and there would be different allergic reactions etc. But when I think of older times (when vaccination hadn't yet been invented and whole cities died out of various catching diseases) I strongly realize that the chance to die of some disease is way higher than of allergy to a vaccine...