Originally Posted by Lauren31
What kind of fussiness did he experience? What shots did you get him? We are doing a delayed schedule with my baby- basically the same as Dr. Sears. Her 2 month shots were bad...
At 2 months he got everything - we normally vax on schedule. He was horrible for a week after - fussy/inconsolable, low grade fever - just not himself. So I told the doctor I wanted to do them one at a time, which he was fine with. We were going by the doctor's recommendation as to which ones were the most dangerous to him and doing those first. So he didn't even get a Rotovirus booster because the doctor said yea, it is a nasty bug, but the chances of it killing him were low.
So at 4 months he got pneumococcal conjugate - had what I would consider a "typical" reaction - about 24 hours of fussiness/abnormalness.
About a week later he got haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB) - was fussy/off for about 48 hours - I told this to the doctor, and he said hopefully that was the "bad" one then and we won't have any more issues.
A week after that we got the DTAP - and he was off for a good 72 hours after. He also got red swelling about the size of a quarter at the injection site with it and the HIB.
He got Polio yesterday, and so far seems to be ok with it. A little off last night and today, but not as bad as the other two.
Basically since he will get so many vaccines over the course of his lifetime they want to rule out an allergy to something in them - usually one of the preservatives or binding agents. If he is allergic, then we will re-evaluate our vaccine schedule, pick out the real killers, and get those shots from the immunologist. If he's just overly sensitive to being poked and not actually allergic I'll probably just talk to the doctor about splitting them up some more.