Originally Posted by 2boyzmama
Ladymeag, I also am LIVID for you!!! I would absolutely schedule an appt to talk with the dr and the nurse that administered that vaccines that day. Don't bring the baby, this is an appt so that the three of you can discuss what happened and how the mistake can be prevented from happening again. Also, you will want to discuss with the dr why Niall is having such reactions to vaccines, it is rare that those happen, and might indicate a need for immune function tests and possibly choosing to forego future vaccines (or at least doing them one at a time vs combined) Live virus vaccines are engineered such that the chance of acquiring the illness from the vaccine is supposed to be very low. If your ds acquired the illness from two live vaccines (measles and chicken pox) and one "killed" vaccine (flu), then that may be a sign that his immune system is not functioning normally.
I actually was just discussing this topic with my middle son's hematologist/oncologist. My son does have an immune deficiency. As I was listing off the various illnesses that he's had, I mentioned a severe case of Rotavirus. The dr asked if it was vaccine-acquired or community-acquired. I said as far as we know it was community-acquired, he was not vaccinated for it. The dr said that was an important distinction to make, because if he had gotten a *severe* case of Rota from the vaccine, then that is a clue that the immune system is not functioning as expected.
I'm so sorry
Please make an appt to talk to the dr. You need to ensure that the dr knows this mistake happened. You need to get it noted in the chart that the vaccine was given without consent (just in case...you never know what might happen in the future) and you need to discuss the reactions he had.
Thanks for the heads-up on the immune system issues! After talking with some of the other mamas in my AP group, it seems this doctor's office has done things like this before. They claim to be vax-and-AP friendly, but they reported a mama in my group to CPS for "withholding vital medical care" because she didn't give her son the flu vaccine.
I mean, seriously.
I'd love to schedule an appointment like that with the doctor but they: 1. won't see anyone without a child present (unless doing a pregnancy consult) 2. would charge full-rates for the appointment and we have a high-deductible insurance that only really covers well-baby visits until we meet the insane deductible (this is what my husband's employer, a large university, offers.) We can't really afford $300 (the price of a non-well-baby visit after the insurance "discounts") to discuss the issue. Our plan was to find another doctor but after digging through the ranks of who will and won't "fire" you from the practice here for not vaxxing - we're left with the doc we've already got and a few boutique practices that don't take insurance at all but charge a monthly fee instead. Our plan for now is to question, re-question, question again and be even more attentive than usual about what's in a syringe. The confirmation of "you're getting X today" won't be enough - I want to see the vials, I want them loaded into the syringe in front of me and I want to be sure of what's going on. Yes, I've lost my trust.
I will talk to the doc at our 15 month appointment about the vaccine reactions and possible immune issues, but I'm willing to bet I get blown off. I'll keep an eye on it as much as I can, though.
My guy is going crazy without social interaction. I took him to the park today with my husband and he just looked so sad and kept watching all the boys to see if any of his friends where there.
It was heartbreaking. He's so social and I really, really hope this doesn't break him of that. (Yes, he played far away from other children, only with us and not with any shared stuff - I brought our own sand toys. I had to get him out of the house, he was doing nothing but screaming for hours on end.)