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The "my kid just had a shot" celebration thread!

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 

For those of us who do vaccinate, the vaccines can be fun milestones to count. I rest easier whenever my son has a vaccine.

 

So he just recently went in for his 12-month shots, which in Canada, is MMR, and the pneumoccocal and meningitis one. He was very chill, and I made funny faces and he laughed through the first and second one, then started crying by the third. I nursed him for comfort, and he pulled off and started making funny faces at the doctor and laughing. He really likes her, lol.

 

I had the baby acetominophen ready in case he didn't feel so good, but he seemed fine after.

 

Anyway, feel free to post when your child gets a vaccine and how they fared!

post #2 of 27

Whenever my 14-month-old gets a vax, she's fine for a few hours afterwards, then snakes come out of her head ;) for an hour or two before bedtime, then she gets a REALLY good night's sleep that night. And she's fine again the next day.

Of course, we always try to get a copy of the vax's package insert, just in case...

post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by MichelleZB View Post

For those of us who do vaccinate, the vaccines can be fun milestones to count. 

 

Anyway, feel free to post when your child gets a vaccine and how they fared!

Sorry, I'm a bit confused.

You want us to post about how our children fared when they got vaccines, right?

Does that include those of us whose children had serious vaccine reactions (which is definitely a mildstone, though not a fun one), or do you only want to hear from people whose children had no discernable reactions?

post #4 of 27
Thread Starter 
Well, I suppose all milestone-sharing is welcome, though I can't see why it would be much of a celebration if your kid gets sick...
post #5 of 27
As kids my mom always stopped for ice cream on the way home and we usually do the same. :-)
post #6 of 27
Since 99.999% (double check how many 9s after decimal) of children have no serious reaction to vaccines this thread is likely to have hundreds of posts before encountering a story about reactions.

But maybe it would be more appropriate to call it "The my kid had a shot and no serious reaction thread" since that's really what we mean right. I think everyone would agree that's something to celebrate as every medical procedure does carry some risk, so we all get a bit anxious about those visits for shots (I know I do!).

My son is due for boosters in about 6 months, so I'll post next then. Not looking forward to this one - since he'll old enough to get pretty upset by the needle stick. greensad.gif

(Edited to add suggestion about changing thread name).
Edited by prosciencemum - 2/2/13 at 3:51am
post #7 of 27
It would be nice to hear positive post vaccine stories, since its just the nature of things you mostly hear the other! It's like how when you're pregnant everyone wants to tell you their horrible birth story and it starts to seem like that's all there is! It's natural (I think) to feel some anxiety about giving your child a vaccine, no matter how strongly you believe they're safe, so it's nice to hear from other parents for whom it went smoothly.

My 19mo is up to date and vaccinated on schedule except for no hep b at birth and we delayed hep a from 12 mo to 18 mo visit. No serious reactions, although I do think they make her leg sore.
post #8 of 27
Thread Starter 

Yes, I thought it might be nice for parents who are worried about vaccines to see lots of stories where nothing dramatic happens. :) Just like, while things can go wrong during birth, probably, they won't!

post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 

Well, we went in for chicken pox this morning! So far he seems fine.

 

Yay! It occurred to me while he was getting it that he'll be the first person in our family not to have to get chicken pox. So that is a nice thing.

post #10 of 27

My son has had all his shots so far (except flu) and he was perfectly fine, didn't even flinch when the needles went in. I had a bottle of baby tylenol ready but he didn't have a fever, I haven't even cracked the bottle, it's probably gonna expire before I actually open it lol (knock on wood).

post #11 of 27

I'm glad your daughter is healthy and that you're happy with your choices, but this is a subforum for parents who choose to vaccinate.

post #12 of 27

Oops! The thread caught my eye in the main forum. Wasn't aware I wasn't allowed to post. Just thought I'd join the celebration... my apologies.

post #13 of 27
My two kids have never had a bad reaction to vaccines smile.gif we aren't vaccinating anymore for personal reasons, but none that have to do with my children sprouting 10 heads or anything like that smile.gif
post #14 of 27

We just started vaccinating.  I took my 9yo in and he received the 1st MMR. It pinched and he said it hurt, but also said it was not too bad.  I'm taking my two elders (12, 14) in this week for their 1st MMR.

post #15 of 27
Thread Starter 
Yay! Glad it went well!
post #16 of 27
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Well, my son is 18 months and that means DTAP-HiB-IPV. So we got that one this morning, and it went well! He nursed during the shot itself, and then popped off the breast to point at his leg and say, "Leg!" I said, "Oh dear, your leg hurts, doesn't it?" and he said, "Leg! Nurse!" The doctor was impressed with his verbal skills! He didn't really cry, but sometimes points his leg out to me and tells me it is hurt. I gave it some kisses and now he is asleep.

post #17 of 27
Good lord, Michelle, your baby knows a lot of words! Glad he isn't real bothered by the shots. My son's 2nd bday checkup is coming and it's the first one he's not getting any injections! However, I am planning on asking the NP to zap a couple of molluscum contagiosums that he's had for over a year, so it won't be completely ouch-free unfortunately. Poor baby. That's what nursing is for, though! Is there anything it can't soothe?
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by MichelleZB View Post

Well, my son is 18 months and that means DTAP-HiB-IPV. So we got that one this morning, and it went well! He nursed during the shot itself, and then popped off the breast to point at his leg and say, "Leg!" I said, "Oh dear, your leg hurts, doesn't it?" and he said, "Leg! Nurse!" The doctor was impressed with his verbal skills! He didn't really cry, but sometimes points his leg out to me and tells me it is hurt. I gave it some kisses and now he is asleep.

Ah. That is sweet.

post #19 of 27

My kids (6,4, 6months) are fully vaccinated on schedule and have never had a reaction of any type. Depending on age it is nursing and/or pirate booty or both immediately after the shots. The nappers tend to take longer naps on those days.

 

Most of our friends vaccinate fully on schedule or on a delayed schedule. I've never known anyone with a bad reaction.

post #20 of 27
My 2-year-old is fully vaccinated and the hardest part for her is being poked and messed with wink1.gif She's never had a bad reaction, she always sleeps off any reaction she has and feels better the next day. Oh, but does she HATE being messed with! lol.gif I always hold her and say soothing things, but she is not happy and she lets everyone know that. She even hates getting weighed and measured because she associates it with getting poked and messed with. Oh well, what can you do, i'm just happy she hasnt had any bad reactions and over time she'll probably relax at the doctor's. We also always get ice cream afterwards
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