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This is in reference to Donnie Johnston's column on April 15 about rabies ["Easter was colorful--not warm, fuzzy"].
I was one of those kids who had to go through the same thing. My shots were given to me in my stomach, except for my first one and that was given in my buttocks, both sides, for it was a big dosage. This was done on a Sunday in the emergency room of the hospital in Fort Knox, Ky.
The following day, a medical sergeant from the hospital came to my school and took me to the hospital, where at 2 p.m. every day they gave me shots for 14 days. I had to stay there, because they had to make sure I would have my shot on time every day.
The worst part about it all was that I was 16 and had to stay in the pediatric ward.
It took about four shots before it got easier, but it still had a sting to it.
Earl Duke Ellington