Thursday, January 24, 2013

Balance Tip O’ The Week

Wash your hands – Mom said so!
This is every mother’s mantra, no? Staying healthy during the flu season is a balancing act in itself! Washing your “manos” too much leaves hands feeling tough like beef jerky, while not washing is disgusting and risky.
Beautiful day to hike, horrible day to feel rotten!
The dirty turth? Germs are not for sharing!
I chose this Balance Tip because Daniel is sick … again. He insisted going on our all day hike Monday, although he was not 100%. Driving home, he admitted he shouldn't have gone because he couldn’t breathe!  That night he coughed his way through “Zero Dark Thirty.” Symptoms were growing faster than bad bacteria.  Fevers, baths and much Advil later, bronchitis is “in da howse!” 

He is on day two of steroids, breathing treatments and antibiotics.  Alas, he is turning the corner towards good health.  PTL!  (That is text code for Praise The Lord!)
Here's a reminder to Always wash your hands before:
Preparing food or eating
Treating wounds, giving medicine, or caring for a sick or injured person
Before  removing contact lenses

Always wash your hands after:
Preparing food, especially raw meat or poultry
Using the toilet or changing a diaper
Touching an animal or animal toys, leashes, or waste
Blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing into your hands
Treating wounds or caring for a sick or injured person
Handling garbage, household or garden chemicals, or anything that could be contaminated
This is my common sense Tip O' The Week
Good Luck keeping balance through the sick season!

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