Originally Posted by SilverMoon010
I think the below is a very important point when speaking about "VPDs." I believe many complications from "VPDs" come from lack of education on that particular disease. In the case of rotavirus, as mentioned below for example, a lot of parents don't even know what to look for in terms of dehydration. Thus, not able to provide the adequate care to the child (i.e. adequate fluid intake at home or hospital) until it's too late. I think the problem is many people don't read up on these types of diseases since they feel they don't have to since the vaccines are supposed to protect their children from it. When the vaccine fails, they are clueless on what to do. Same with measles and other diseases. After reading about the diseases themselves, you find out that they are not so horrible and there are ways to avoid complications by caring for the child properly. It's all about continuously keeping yourself educated on these diseases so you can feel confident in how to care for them if they ever do arise.
And it's why I would never want to have a doctor around my child that was merely tolerating us not vaxing. Because a doc that believes strongly that vaccines save us all won't have paid attention in the classes that taught them how to HELP a person work through a disease, and therefore they are not a good doctor for my purposes.
I have lots of info (even have info about getting through diphtheria, as my great grandfather helped the ONE daughter that got it, out of SEVEN all at home, through the disease. Didn't get much sleep, but he helped her through), and I want my health care providers to have the same info.
We dealt with rota twice with DS. Oh what a pain. But thank goodness I was nursing him. I pretty much sat in a chair 24/7 with him either sleeping or nursing, the only respite being when he needed a diaper change (which I just tossed in the sink for hubby to deal with when he got home, because the smell was just too much for me). Was it exhausting? Yes. Was it difficult for me to deal with his needs for fluids, especially when he was just getting rid of the fluids quickly? Oh yes. Did I keep an eye on him for signs that I wasn't meeting his needs? of course. Did ever even ONCE think "gosh I wish I'd gotten him vaxed for this"...no. (though I'm not sure that there was a vaccine at the time, the one that was out having been stopped for doing hideous things to intestines...which of course only makes sense)
Originally Posted by MsLondon
Basically, she was complaining her head hurt and was vomiting, she had fallen off the bed and I wanted to make sure she wasnt concussed. Turns out she is ok and has a viral infection, the fall was incidental.
And she said 'yes because of that doctor who has now lost his license for falsifying information'
I'm not sure that she got that whole thing right.
But regardless, if I'm at the ER for something that was scary, and a doctor decided to take the focus off of the reason for the visit to go on about something not relevant in any way, shape, or form, I would leave immediately, or at the very least call for someone else.
And, um, she had an infection and he wanted to give her a vaccination? Uh...has he READ the inserts for the things he's jabbing people with? Kinda NOT supposed to be sick when getting vaccines....
Oh and I know they ask, even though it's ridiculous that they do. I'm just against the soapbox thing, when you're in the ER. As our kid's ER says, when the emergency is taken care of..."go home, there are sick people here!"