Originally Posted by shanniesue2
we have ds on a delayed schedule and are comfortable with that.
two weeks ago, he got a dtap shot and still has a knot in his leg at the injection site. there are no other s/s that anything is amiss... has anyone else ever seen a knot stick around that long?
Any reaction is still a reaction. Please report it so proper documentation occurs. I'd recommend warm compresses on the knot, and I'm sorry this happened to you guys!
As for the 'snarkfest' in some of the other posts, I think people easily forget that informed consent is just that. Personally, I am totally against vaxing my children. I've got two adopted kids that were vax'd prior to coming to our home and we aren't doing that ever again, for a multitude of reasons that involve what I believe is russian roulette with their health, to the benefit of the pharmaceutical companies pockets. At the same time, MDC is a great resource and it would make me sad if mamas are so turned off by getting jumped for making the decision to vax that they stop asking questions/learning from the wealth of info here. I think answering your question and pointing out some other resources to consider is a MUCH more supportive way of handling it. You are the mama, and you have the right (and responsibility) to make decisions you believe are best for your baby. And, provided they are legal decisions, your decisions can be opposite of what I believe is best for my baby. That's the glory of independent thought
I do agree, however, that there are other resources to consider looking into regarding the vax's you are currently ok with administering, and you've gotten some good info already so I won't duplicate. My personal hope is that you continue to research and explore neutral, unbiased, and objective research that HAS been done around the world. Ultimately, your child is having a reaction you can SEE. What about the internal reactions to these chemicals that you can't see?
Something to think about, JIMHO