Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I took my boys to get their seasonal flu shot today. It's been a couple of years since they had one. The good news is that the #1 son could still feel his legs after his shot, and The Pony did not vomit. That's what happened last time they got a flu shot. #1, on the way to the parking lot, said, "I can't feel my left leg." I call it hysterical paralysis. The Pony did not complain, but upon arriving home 15 minutes later, promptly vomited. I call that a case of nerves over getting a shot. Anyhoo...they both went in without me, got shot, and returned. All with no untoward effects.

I would love to entertain you with further tales of heart-pounding excitement, but I am OH SO TIRED, and must forsake you for a nap in my recliner.


Kathy's Klothesline said...

Last time I had a flu shot was almst 35 years ago....7 months later I had twins. Don't take them anymore.

Hillbilly Mom said...

Funny, it never had that effect on me. You must have gotten into a bad batch of vaccine.

DeadpanAnn said...

They didn't get the shot. They went in, complained of sore throats, got suckers, and came out-- with no ill effects. ;)

Hillbilly Mom said...

Miss Ann,
They must be masters of deception. They each also had a band-aid and a tiny hole in the arm.

Last night, #1 and I saw on the news that people were getting flu shots. They showed a needle as long as my finger plunging all the way into a dude's arm. Silly me. I thought they just poked the tip of the needle in there, and injected the vaccine. #1 whipped his head away from the TV. I thought he might cry. He said, "Now I feel sick."

I guess that proves you right: flu shots make you sick.