Originally Posted by kathymuggle
As a society I think parents should have the right to choose whether to vax their children or not. I agree with the above. My musing were more on the personal rather than the societal.
Well then I think it's a tough call and would depend on whether or not you believe vaccines are in fact "life saving". It's controversial though. I mean there is evidence and "numbers" that are in favor of vax being "life saving", but I think the evidence is incomplete for a host of reasons.
So if I look at it as someone who has had a child (temporarily THANK GOD) adversely effected by vax, then no I don't think we should have the choice. Heck I'm not sure I think vax should even exist in countries with proper water, hygiene, sanitation, and sewage. So had my DDs reactions been permanent IDK how I could live with myself knowing it all could have been avoided. A reaction to a vaccine is life changing and can be life changing for the rest or your LOs life...I keep hearing there is "such a slim chance" of reactions, but I know differently. I know NO Dr would even admit my DDs reactions were from vax when it was such a black and white case! I also know that even after her reactions they were STILL harassing me to vax...until we switched to a holistic ped who remarkably is against vax and parents seek out that office after being told they were wrong about a vax reaction and the vax did not cause the issue. Vax "can do no wrong" in so many people's and Dr's eyes and I want to know WHY they keep saying that, even to someone who was directly effected by it.
It seems they want "hardcore" proof of the reaction on paper with tests, yet they refuse to acknowledge the simple truth(or do any tests). My DD's reactions were completely proven by a inactive vax period (6+ months) where my DD was COMPLETELY CURED followed by a single isolated vax that set off 75% of the problems she had before...and taking 5 months to heal from them this time....but I was told there was "no correlation" and it was just a big coincidence....Honestly I had no idea it was all form the vax until I stopped vaxing for other reasons and like I said she became completely cured, 100%, until we tried just one isolated vax and it set it all off again (except for the seizures thank God again). It's been 6 months now, she has only been healed a month, but now all of a sudden has a genuine allergy to a food that seemingly came out of nowhere....
If I do vax there is still a chance she can get the "VPD" and if I don't vax, there is a chance she can get a "VPD". If I don't vax she can't get an adverse reaction to a vax, so I'm going with the latter here.
To be more extreme if you look at it kind of like circ (although IMO circ is much worse) if a parent chooses to circ, that child's life is changed forever, if a parent vaxes there is a chance that child's life could change forever.
I wish I could take back all the unnecessary pain I caused my DD by vaxing her. It's funny too b/c while she was being fully vaxed, on schedule, she got the same "VPD" 3 stinking times! Thought they prevented it, not caused it?!
Anyways don't want to start any debates here, that is just our personal experience, my opinions on vax, and the truth of what happened to my little girl.