Is it even a choice? There is so much hype, info..whatever about the H1N1 vaccine. It’s overwhelming. How do I know if I should get it? How do I know what the long term effects are? I have decided to put blinders on and limit the information I take in. Sometimes I feel that is just too much and you can become immobilized. What I do know is that H1N1 can kill and that my Boy is in the high-risk category. This is all I really need to know. That makes my choice. I am his mom and I will do what I can to protect him.
But other than getting the shot what can I do? I wonder how far I should go to cocoon him from this disease. Do I become a recluse? Do I just avoid crowded places? Do I not see friends, family? I don’t have the answers for these questions. I will just do what feels right at the time and make my decisions daily.
This disease is just another fear to add to my new mom’s worries. I have quickly learned that being a mom means being on a rollercoaster that you can’t get off. Sometimes there are wonderful highs and sometimes you are just freaking scared.