I'll be honest, i'm still on the vax/no vax fence, but am heavily leaning toward no vax for my new little one. My 8 & 6 year olds have all their vaxes :( my 4 year old has almost all of hers and my new one, 2 months, has had none so far. My question is this: my oldest has always been very sickly. after she was born and was given those 2 shots she screamed all night long and continued to be unhappy for the next 6-8 months. back then I didn't know there was an option to not vax, heck I didn't even think vaxes could be dangerous so I'm just now putting the puzzle together and it seriously makes me want to vomit knowing what I know now. Anyway, my 8 year old...very very smart girl but her health has always been poor. what is normally a quick virus for her siblings is an extended sickness for her that nearly lands us in the hospital each time. I am wondering if there is a connection between the vaxes and her health state. I know this may not be the right forum, and if it isn't please feel free to move it. If there could be a connection, what can I do to restore her immune system? Anything? I've read about SA for pertussis, but it seems to have some great health benefits for overall immunity, would you suggest this? I've also seen stuff like clay baths etc for sale, but am skeptical about those. Please, any info or tips would be so welcome, I'm tired of watching her struggle...here are things she struggles with:
re-occuring chest/respiratory infections which have led to pneumonia twice, exzema, super high fevers when sick (104-105), 24 hour stomach bugs last 3-6 days, colds always lead to the respiratory infections stated above...she just never seems well. I've started using more natural treatments of colds and such and have seen some improvement, but not enough to label her as a healthy child. Thanks for your time and input.