Friday, April 25, 2008


You know, I find comfort in the state maintaining my child's shots. Meaning, I'm glad someone who knows what they're doing can tell me when my child needs shots. But... this time I believe they were wrong. Oldest got 2 shots yesterday because I trusted the nurse who's supposed to know what she's doing... They gave him a chicken pox shot and an MMR. Both of which he's already had. Had to have them before starting school. It was very traumatic for him and he had an immediate reaction. Then later on he began having tummy issues and is having to stay home today. So here's the question... what do I do now? He's had 2 shots he didn't even need, had a reaction, the Dr. says he should be fine, but I'm a little miffed about it. He went through needless pain and trauma (we're talking MAJOR kicking, screaming, hitting, slapping, screaming fit here) because someone didn't take the time to really LOOK at his shot record to see that he'd had the shots 5 years ago. For me it's become  a definite lesson in blind trust of people. I've always trusted the "system" to know what the boys need and when, but this time they were wrong. Reminds me that there is only One I can blindly trust to know exactly what I need and when I need it. People will always let me down. No matter how knowledgeable they are or how many computer databases they have, or even if they are a government department focused on maintaining the most accurate records. Sooner or later, someone will mess up and things will go sour. But with God, He's always on top of things and will never give me more than I need, sooner than I need it. Isn't it awesome that in a world where you can't really count on much to remain stable and right, we've got a God who will always remain our constant.