Saturday, October 20, 2007

Caregiving: 'bugs'

Schools Try to Allay Fears About Staph

Reports of Student Infections Rise to 31


“Parents, concerned about staph infections that have affected 31 students in the Washington region, inundated schools yesterday with calls and flooded Internet lists for information about the antibiotic-resistant strain. …


It certainly seems as if the time honored tradition of getting your child up and off to school in the morning is becoming more complicated and stressful. In another 10 years how many do’s and don’ts will a parent run through?  


Years ago in ‘our story’ we had an early wake up call of sorts when Patti’s Multiple Sclerosis treatment du jour involved immune system suppressants. Megan then attending Pre-K through early Elementary School was a happy healthy child but simply by attending school became a walking laboratory of infectious ‘bugs’.


Necessity drove us to a life style where Patti would alternate living a month with us and then a month away with her parents Family, parenting, and caregiving was topsy turvy. As I remember, desiring some control over her treatment and her life also motivated Patti’s exploration, at this time, into alternative medicine, Dr. Hans Nieper’s clinic in Hannover, Germany.


Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer


  1. ((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))Have a nice day.

  2. Our school has already begun de-staphing the school since all the reports have been coming in. In fact, the school is considering purchasing a type of fogger that will de-bug the class room and takes about 5 minutes to run. For the types of kids we have, we really have to watch all the germs we can!!

    Have a good one!

  3. let school start and watch out for all the germs. i didn't know patti lived one month with you and one month with her parents. enjoy your weekend



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