Posted by: bwoof | October 26, 2009

H1N1 learning curve

h1n1Today ALL administrators and managers at my school district had to learn about H1N1. It was a helpful meeting since the organizers provided a LOT of information and allowed generous time for Q&A.  The presenters included Public Health and they have a lot of excellent information online for Schools & Daycares.

And, if you think this is all academic and statistics, well, I just moments ago a call came from Jonny in BC.  H1N1 is now in our family. And there’s nothing I can do about it. Thankfully one sister is a nurse and the other sister, also out in BC, is in nursing school so they will look after him. What’s a mom to do?

Today I also learned that Public Health is so busy with H1N1 that they don’t have any time to help with another problem…lice.  It’s not life-threatening but…

Grateful for:

  • great district leaders who are able to speak the facts as they know them, invite others into the process, and also show they don’t have all the answers and are willing to be learners. It’s great modelling of leadership.
  • rattlesnakepointmore good memories of Annette and ‘the hill’ which you can see here

Curious about:

  • how to find a home for a 15 year old male
  • how to feed a boy with very little family support
  • how to handle a sensitive health issue without simultaneously humiliating a teen
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