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post #21 of 34
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Originally Posted by Devaskyla View Post
None of m kids have had anything remotely like the descriptions of Rotavirus. None have had the vax, either.
DS hasn't either...yet.
post #22 of 34
We've only had one bad case of diarhea/stomach issues with our kids. I never took them to the doctor so I don't know what it was, but it was with my oldest two several years ago. None of the other children have ever had anything like that.
post #23 of 34
My older kids got it while we were still vaxing. Though I skipped that one because the side effects seemed too similar to the illness and I didn't like that it was a live virus.
post #24 of 34
We've never had aything like that and we never vaxed.
post #25 of 34
My DD is 6. She never had the rotavirus vaccine as an infant and she has never had stomach flu in her life. Lucky, maybe?

I would be very surprised if 95 % of INFANTS got rotavirus - children, at some point, yes, but infants, no way.
post #26 of 34
DS had it when he was just over 2 yrs old. DD who was 8 months or so a the time somehow escaped it. It was hands down the most terrible, horrific illness experience I've had with the kids in 8 years. If your child gets it, you *will* know it, if only by the smell of what comes out. DS was always failure to thrive, just couldn't gain weight. He'd finally put on a little weight over the previous 6 months, and in the span of 9 days lost 9 lbs. At 2 yrs old. We were darn lucky it didn't turn into something a lot more serious with that one!


From what I've read, most people get it throughout their lives. It's common for children under 5, but it's also not nearly as severe after age 3 if I recall correctly. For most adults it's just uncomfortable for a few days - though of course there are always exceptions. For a normal, healthy child I wouldn't even consider the vaccine personally. Now, I did hear that they're considering a campaign in Africa to vaccinate the children there against it, and that the numbers are very, very high in regards to infection and death. I really wouldn't be surprised if in some African countries the numbers are 95%! However, here in the US I know too many people who's children haven't had it to where either the bulk of that 5% is in my circle of knowledge or the numbers aren't really that high.
post #27 of 34
My daughter had rotovirus when she was under 2. It was pretty scary---she lost 7% of her body weight and got to a point where turned away from all fluids including the breast

We had to give here these super-powered oral rehydration salts which brought her back around. If she had not responded to the salts, then she would've had an IV.

She recovered but took a little while to put her weight back on. It was kinda freaky--I felt like I was watching her drift away from me after she quit taking fluids and I'm really glad we were able to treat it with the rehydration fluids.

Not sure if she got the vax---we did some before I started ?ing them.
post #28 of 34
My two older ones had it a few years back. We've certainly had worse illnesses, we just managed it at home. I knew it was rotovirus from the smell, it has a very unique odor that I remember from a case in nursing school. Dh and I never got it then so we must of had it previously. My 1y hasn't had it yet. On the list on illnesses, rotovirus isn't one I worry about.
post #29 of 34
Unless "tested" there would be no way to confirm that the stomach virus my children picked up was rotavirus. It could be any strain of virus/bacteria that causes vomiting and diarrhea.......... I am really upset that I gave my first born the vaccine. She still picked up stomach bugs here and there and my un vaxed son picked it up too. Neither was dangerously sick. More so the vomiting and diarrhea but probiotics helped get rid of it - the LIQUID kind!
post #30 of 34
we've had a couple nasty stomach bugs go around, but I don't know if we've had the rotovirus. DD is the most vaccinated of my kids and didn't have that vax (neither have the rest of us)...
post #31 of 34
My then-6 yo ds got a nasty stomach bug. The doc tested it and it was *not* rotavirus. The best guess she could make was that it was some other enterovirus. He was almost hospitalized. My then 2 yo did *not* get it.
post #32 of 34
My twins got it when they were almost 3 and had weaned due to my pregnancy. The smaller twin (only about 1/2 lb smaller) ended up needing intravenous fluids because she just couldn't keep anything down or in and I looked at her and knew it was time to go to the ER. An important thing I learned was that when there is too much vomiting, the system gets so out of whack that the vomiting won't/can't stop. Had I known this, we would have gotten the IV fluids sooner. She recovered quickly. None of the subsequent 3 boys seems to have had it-yet.
post #33 of 34
I'm quite certain my 2yo has rv right now. He's had the vax. Last night it was a fever, and then he threw up in the middle of the night. Was fine most of today except for 3 VERY full diapers. The worst I have ever seen or smelled. Ew. Just ew. We'll see what happens tomorrow, but so far he has all the symptoms. Poor baby.
post #34 of 34
one of the most common side-effects of the vaccine is diarrhea, so I guess the CDC could also say that most of vaccinated are affected by the virus.
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