24 October 2009

Gone too soon......

Yes, I know that's a title of a song done by Michael Jackson, but this week it fits the news down here. The week of the 12th, one of my former students passed away due to complications of diabetes that no one knew she had. They haven't come out and said what actually made her sugar spike over 12000, but there are a few theories floating around. The week before she took the Flu Mist and then took ill later in the week. By Sunday she was worse, then by Wednesday morning she was gone. From what I was told an autopsy was performed and we won't know when those findings will be released or if they will be.

On the 19th was her viewing, which was also my birthday. The next day they laid her to rest. A sixth grader is way too young to pass. She was a great person deep down and had dreams of wanting to become a doctor. Now, those dreams are gone along with her presence. Many of my former students took it very hard b/c they have been classmates since 1st grade. How do you say good-bye to a friend that you've known most of your life.

Just in the last 4 months, I have had too much loss affect my life. I can't take another loss this year. Please make sure you protect yourself from that dreaded H1N1 by washing your hands or at least using sanitizer. Also, drink hot liquids and gargle w/ salt water or Listerine. Those steps help kill the bacteria that enters your body via the nasal passages, and mouth. I don't want anyone to have to go through what these families are going through losing children to this flu!

I will hopefully be blogging more.... just been very busy w/ school and graduate school. Only 4 more months and 2 classes!!!! Then I will have my masters~!

Have a great weekend and Halloween!

4 comments:

Phats said...

I am so sorry to hear about your student, that's awful! You're right 6th grade is too young to die for sure :(

I wash my hands LIKE CRAZY we had close to 40 students out with flu last week

Mr. Shife said...

Oh that is just awful. I am so sorry to hear that. As a new parent I can only imagine how hard it must be for that girl's folks. Baby Shife is just about 7-months-old so I am very worried about H1N1. Hope everything is as well as can be expected and you are hanging in there. Take care.

tiggysmum70 said...

Phats- I so know what you mean about kid being out. We haven't had that problem as of late; however, before October our kids were dropping like flies.

Shife: Cherish all the moments. Lil Shife will be 6 before you know it! My lil guy was just 6 months old yesterday it seems. I too am worried about H1N1. I am going to get the regular flu shot and so is lil man. We shall see what happens. I don't trust the H1N1 shot @ all!

Phats said...

So not meaning to change the subject, but the Tennessee Uniforms for the Halloween game were awesome loved the Black on Orange