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post #21 of 28
Lets remain on topic regarding how the decision to not vaccinate impacts these types of visits. If you care to further explore illness/asthma beyond that, please do so in H&H which is the appropriate forum for those discussions.
post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 
First off let me just say thanks for all of your support and concern!!

Secondly, 3 of 4 of my children were diagnosed with asthma as babies. Their asthma always flared during a cold (which they had often because of daycare) we used flovent daily, and albuterol during flare ups. They were not recently diagnosed, and I am very educated about asthma. I know when my children NEED meds.

I was told by WIC that we needed the blood work because that is how they get their funding. I guess I was just trying to be helpful. Now that I know that I don't need it, I won't be going back to the doc unless the kiddies are very sick.

With the exception of DS2 (he had a flare up in Feb 08, was prescribed meds, which I didn't give him, and he recovered nicely) none of the children have had any flare-ups in well over a year!!

All of the kids are completely recovered, and we have not had a call from the nurse.

I really appreciate everyones support!!

Thanks again!!
post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
To bring the talk back on subject

The NP recommended that I go to the CDC website to get my info on vaccinations.
I really don't believe or trust any info on that site.

Can anyone give me some really good sites, docs, studies that I can take with me if I ever have to go back there???

thanks
post #24 of 28
I wouldn't take studies back or references. Pediatric medical professionals who are pro-vaccine are pro-vaccine in their blood. They are adamantly and hugely and emotionally vested that vaccines are 100% right and safe. You will not convince them. You could show them hundreds of studies and they would roll their eyes in disbelief.

What I have found is keeping it short and sweet: "I have religious objections to vaccines." End of sentence. Do not explain. Calm. Non-defensive. Have the total expectation that that simply sentence ends the conversation. It stops people, even pediatricians, dead in their tracks. They run into legal and ethical issues trying to force you to vaccinate once you tell them you have religious objections. Do not debate your religious objections. Keep that conversation for your preacher, not your pediatrician.
HTH
post #25 of 28
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Can anyone give me some really good sites, docs, studies that I can take with me if I ever have to go back there??? thanks
Mothering has some really good reprints and articles on vaxes. Have you checked them? I've often found great medical journal studies by checking the references used in these articles. Also, I've found a lot of the info out there by Mary Tocco to be really useful. One of the nurses at our doc's office attended a seminar put on by Ms. Tocco and had so much cool info afterwards. In fact, after she attended the seminar, she started putting signs in all of the exam rooms that say, "Have you researched vaccinations?"
post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 
Happy New Year!!

Mary Tocco has a video online that really helped me decide to not vax anymore. I would love to go to a seminar of hers.
PurpleCat: you're right about the fact that I shouldn't take info to the docs.
I really would like to have a few really great studies that I can quote whenever I get into a debate with anyone about vax. I have read millions (well maybe not that many) but none of them really stick with me!!
post #27 of 28
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Happy New Year!!

Mary Tocco has a video online that really helped me decide to not vax anymore. I would love to go to a seminar of hers.
PurpleCat: you're right about the fact that I shouldn't take info to the docs.
I really would like to have a few really great studies that I can quote whenever I get into a debate with anyone about vax. I have read millions (well maybe not that many) but none of them really stick with me!!
My favorite starting point (besides MDC) is insidevaccines.com - they have really broken down the scientific studies and are thoroughly referenced.
post #28 of 28
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We saw a NP who seemed very nice, but of course thought my kids were so sick that they needed albuterol, flovent, and even wanted to give them prednisone. I declined the steroid but accepted the inhalers just to humor her. I won't be giving it to the kids at all.
I have asthma. Prednisone and Albuterol were helpful to me when I was a kid.
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