Yesterday we brought Billy to the Pediatrician for his second birthday checked up. Not really a good time to bring healthy kids to the clinic in East Tennessee right now. It has been several weeks, East Tennessee have this ‘flu’ breakout led to more than a dozen of schools to close. We do not know how serious these 'flu' are but it is in the local news almost every day since early this month.
People were also advised not to visit their sick family or friends and not going to the doctor either if they are sick with no fever to avoid the long line and the risks of getting sicker. That's what my hubby have told me. I have not really put much attention on the local news. Anyway, things started to kick in my head yesterday as we saw the big sign on the registration's window for people to expect long wait because of the double numbers of sick children. We vacillated but since we were there so just crossed our fingers that Billy don’t caught any of the nasty bugs from the clinic.
My hubby asked the doctor if the flu shot didn’t work as why lots of people would have gotten the virus. The doctor said my hubby was the fourth person asked him the very same question.(LOL) He doesn’t believe that was the case as there were no proved of it, at least in Oak Ridge. Most of the children he saw have something else or just a common cold. But just this evening, they announce that 15 schools would be close tomorrow(Friday)due to the flu breakout. Are they getting bad? Now I am getting nervous. Okay, enough with the ‘flu’.
I thought Billy started to get the connection between the doctor and nurses with pain. He started to cry when the nurse step into the room. We even had hard time getting him to sit or stand on the weight machine, let alone have him to lie down. Poor Billy was kicking and screaming all the way through the check up. Eventually we had everything done including drawn some blood sample and Hep B shot. Have to do what we have to do. Thank God the next appointment is a year away, yeaaah!