Friday, February 20, 2015
Jesus loves EVERYONE
As one priest told us, He died to save Hitler, Jeffrey Daumer, Genghas Kahn, Ben Laden, Fidel Castro and even you.
Jesus died for gays and lesbians.
Jesus died for mass murderers.
Jesus died for child abusers.
Jesus died for pedophiles.
Jesus died for the homeless, for members of the KKK, for Socialists, Communists, and athiests too.
So when some yahoo from some "Christian" church tells you that you aren't saved because you don't "subscribe" to his religion tell him that. Tell him/her that if he doesn't believe that Jesus died for ALL of us, and that by His death we are ALL saved, then that person isn't a "Christian" because he doesn't beleive in the fundamentals of the faith.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
measles part 2
When my son was 10 months old he contracted measles. How did I know? I knew because the symptoms were the same as with my sister who had atypical measles.
He had a runny nose, fever and a rash but it was confined to only his groin area and under his arms. He also had measles inside his mouth and in his hair.
I called his peditrician and explained to him that my son had measles. The doctor said at 10 months my son should have still be protected by "mother's immunity". That is it is thought that for the first year of their life a child has inherited enough of the mothers immunity to diseases to protect the child.
But to be on the safe side the Dr. told me to bring my son to his house, along with my daughter, to have him checked out and to protect any other children from exposure. My daughter, who was 4, had already been vaccinated.
So the Dr. had me undress my son and he checked him out. Then he left the room (he was in his pajamas by the way) and called upstairs to his daughter, who was in medical school at the time. It was early and I heard her protest being awakened at an ungodly hour of the morning. Well he told her "get down here, I want you to see what atypical measles looks like."
It seems my son had just enough of my immunity to restrict his exposure. He didn't have full blown measles, but he did have measles. Once his rash was gone he went back, after his first birthday, to the Dr. to have a measles shot, AND once the Dr. checked my daughter's records he noticed she had her immunization two weeks too early! To be fully effective the shot had to be given AFTER her first birthday, and she had her shot just before the actual birthday. So he vaccinated her too.
Luckily my son did not suffer the complications that my sister did. But also lucky for him I was an observant child who paid attention to the symptoms my sister had and could recognize them 20 plus years later in my own child.
Even though he had measles, the doctor wanted to make sure he would not be infected yet again.
I can't believe that people think it's their right to let their children suffer from a preventable disease. I hope their children forgive them. I can't.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
I had measles and the most I remember is being in bed and having a pair of pajamas that looked like long johns, with a "trap door" in the back. It didn't bother me much. But my sister on the other hand, had a typical measles. She didn't have many "spots" but she did have some "complications". Some childhood diseases we thought were so benign were not.
Yeah measles comes with complications. My sister, now in her 60's has a slight hearing loss in one ear. Still to this day.
So, for all of those ill informed parents who think that not vaccinating their children against this preventable disease I just want to prepare you for the probability that something could go wrong. Very wrong. So, are you prepared to have your child suffer the consequences - lifelong consequences - of your decision to NOT protect your child (and the public who comes in touch with your child).
Are you prepared to cause other children to suffer?
So, have your child vaccinated. If not for your child's sake, then for the sake of others.