If there is one advantage to having a nurse for a mom, it is that you are vaccinated against seemingly innumerable nasties that would love to invade your bloodstream. (I suppose it might be difficult to understand that advantage, depending which end of the needle you’re on…) Particularly, being a school nurse, as new recommendations and requirements come down the pipe, I would be getting my kids stuck with those also, except that they are now out of my household and that maternal syringe isn’t quite long enough.
As I write this (December, 2016), there is an unfortunately significant mumps outbreak in one of our major college towns here in Missouri, most assuredly fueled by parents’ decisions to not vaccinate their children when they were younger against this very preventable disease. When you have 18 to 22 year-olds crammed into college dorms and classrooms, transference of nasties is bound to happen.
Not that I would intentionally expose Continue reading “A scar isn’t ALL bad”