Originally Posted by DallasCowpoke
A 6-year-old girl who had been diagnosed with the flu was found dead this morning at her home in Pleasant Grove.
Tahila Johnson complained Monday morning of aches and pains “all over her body,” according to a police report.
She was taken to Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite that night and discharged about 10 p.m. with Zyrtec and a flu diagnosis, the report says.
WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reports that while the family was told Tahila had the flu, she was never specifically tested for the virus.
[View Full Quote]That night, Tahila’s grandmother checked on her around 2 a.m. and heard the girl snoring in bed at their home on Hollow Ridge Road. In the morning, she found the girl “stiff and cold to the touch,” the report says.
Paramedics declared the child dead at 7:22 a.m.
The Dallas County medical examiner’s office has yet to confirm the child’s cause of death. An autopsy won’t be performed until Wednesday.
Our Scott Farwell and Marc Ramirez reported in this morning’s paper that this flu season could be one of the worst in North Texas since the H1N1 epidemic hit three years ago.
the best way to look at this post is simple, people die, it sucks, but you cant outlaw it NOR can you tell other people how to treat their children. that being the simple answer, now dont get in a huff like my friend who became a computer teacher at a school and immediately started thinking he knew what was best for OTHER peoples children, i should add former because he was taking that way to serious.
Bad things are going to happen, you cant stop it NOR prevent it. I dont care how healthy you eat or the carbon imprint you leave upon the earth, when you text while driving and a semi slams into you, dead is dead regardless of health.
The vaccine is for one strain, while many many many many many, (and for the ones that dont get it, multiple manys) strains out there. This is a warning for hte people who buy everything anti biotic and think they are immune to sickness, it isnt going to help. You can pretend all you like or fool yourself. You will end up either sick or worse if its the case, just the way life goes.
I do agree with animlistic, I think its time to tackle that cancer thing head on and start sharing data and techniques and be proud of the road our doctors have traveled to get as far with cancer as we have. And believe me without even being a doctor i am proud of what they have accomplished.
Back to rant, teachers educators and administrators dont have the right or the policy to tell parents how to take care of their kids. I dont have kids and even i would never tell another parent how to raise their child because i dont know their child as they know their child. Even, dare i hope never come to pass, I worked for a school, i would try to fight the policy of "its for the common good" with all my fiber because its not fair to all for a select few to say "we know whats best for you"