Originally Posted by Full Heart
Actually if my kid got polio I would really be wondering where they got it from. And I would be amazed any dr would be able to diagnosis it. I would probably be too stunned to be hating myself.
Me too. Oh, and I'd also be too busy helping DS through it to think about all of that.
It's also a totally silly thought, it's coming from the idea that vaccinations work 100%! You could get the shots and still get it. THEN where would you be? Or, maybe not worst, but really bad case scenario...get the shot, have a reaction AND get polio! Ack!
I'll take just the natural disease, thank you.
SAD story coming up, upsetting stuff, don't read if sensitive!!!!!!!!
Oh, and my grandmother's first daughter died, supposedly of polio. Grandma, grandpa, and second DD didn't get polio, but the one did. Grandma was pregnant at the time, too, with my mom. don't know if that affects anything but it's part of the story.
But when you ask my aunt (second daughter) about the situation, you get a rather ugly story...DD got sick during a polio outbreak, DD had a fever. DD ordered to hospital, grandma and grandpa ordered HOME. Could not stay with DD. WEre called about 12 hours later to come pick her up, she had died. Got there, out of their minds with horror, DD was still on a gurney in the hallway, had never been seen, had obviously been there for a few hours and no one had noticed her passing....
So when you really look at it, she didn't die of polio, she died of neglect. And who knows if she really had polio, since no one is now around to say how they diagnosed it.
Grandmother's father also got a child through diphtheria (she was one of 6 children and only she got it), so I'm not afraid of that, either.