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Thursday, April 2, 2009
family all to ER since moving into mobile home
My sister's family just rented a mobile home four months ago. Since they moved in they have all had various repiratory symptoms. they have all been to the emergency room and my mother who is living with them had to spend a week in the hospital. They have had recurring sinus infections, bronchitis, dizziness, fatigue and nausea. is it possible to get a test kit for them? They are on a very limited income and are having a hard time because of so many days off. The school is threatening them becasue their two children have been absent so much. If there is any way I could get them this kit, please let me know. Thank you