sleep away camp! It all happened very quickly - and it was very strange in that I just decided to apply for it just to see what would happen, as these 'jobs' don't come around vey often...anyway, I filled out the preliminary online paperwork then had to write a couple of small essays, and give some references... and it's official!
They want everyone to have all the vaccinations current. My parents did not keep good records so I have been trying to piece together my past history and then I found a stack of papers that had some of my labs for immunities. It looks like I will need a couple of vaccines, so I'm not looking forward to that... One is a hep A, and that is a little odd since its more for dealing with fecal matter ??? so I'm not about that one?
We were concerned about doing the vaccines for DD (I know it's a sensitive topic) so we did them, but at a slower pace ... so there are a couple that DD is behind on, (and we actually forgot about completing them) ---------now I guess we will have to, but even if we give her the vaccine now, a couple of them need 2 doses, and they need to be 6 months apart to have a complete series. I'm not sure what to do?
The list is quite long for packing so I have been busy trying to get situated and then everything needs to be labeled!!
I am excited and nervous at the same time. DD is excited - it will be a great experience, I hope.
Would love to hear any packing tips and how you would handle the vaccine issue above?
since those need to be 6 months apart, you'll just need to ask the camp if they'll still let her participate.
Your hep A: I would imagine that at camp, hand-washing can sometimes be difficult, and lacking parental supervision, kids might consider it optional, so personally, I'm in favor of the vax.
Keiki's Makuahine (Keiki's Mom) 51, dh 52
Keiki: b. 2002 after 3 months bedrest
Natural conception following ZIFT/chem. pg
Olivia: b. 1999 d. 1999
28-week preemie, ptl cause unknown
Natural conception after 1 mc
ttc since 1998