Thursday, February 7, 2008

A Great Sadness: RIP, area child

I hate to type this, but if I don't write it out there ain't nothin' else. A seven-year-old boy from the area died of the flu this past Sunday. He apparently had a history of asthma.

I've never had even a taste of the pain his parents must be going through, but the fear wells up as I type, listening to my own asthmatic son coughing in his bed down the hall. We've taken every precaution and that's all the comfort I can muster.

RIP, young man. And may your parents be well.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

It's hard to imagine that in this day and age, and in the country we live in, that kids can still die of the flu... I mean, the flu? Seriously? It's a sad, sad wake up call. Thoughts are with his poor parents...