Originally Posted by SoggyGranolaMomma
I don't give the one for ear infections/meningitis (brain fart right now).
About the ONLY thing I am thinking of is the flu vaccine. I am FREAKED about that potential Avian Flu Pandemic and with 2 kids in the public school system and 3 yrs in a row with the flu in our house, I don't want to take any chances. I probably won't give it to Sydney, but I will vax all the rest of us. I might ask for some Tamiflu too, since that's the only treatment effective for the Avian Flu right now and then project a shortage (don't they always?)
Prevnar. Yeah, we don't do that one either. Or chicken pox. I skipped MMR last time and broke it up, but that's for our 12 month old discussion, eh?
(neurotic rant ON, off topic, please don't flame me!)There isn't a flu vaccine for avian flu; and when there is, the proles like us are not going to be getting it until after the medical type people, governmental people, old people, etc etc, basically lowest on the pole. You can try asking for tamiflu or relenza - most doctors think you're a nutter (unless you find one - then tell me too!). I've been following this flu for a couple years, and while the hysteria might seem sudden to us in the USA, it's been concerning the WHO and asian nations for quite a while - I was wondering why nobody in our media seemed to care when other nations did. The international media reported it long (2 years ago) before we ever did. I think it's quite scary, myself. (Neurotic rant over)
I've given up on being concerned about it...we'll just stay home if it shows up - and I'll let y'all know, because it's projected to show geographically where I live first if anywhere. And wash hands. We won't get the regular flu vaccine, seeing as the worst strain in the combo this year we all had two years ago (Shanghai B). It WAS really bad. I'd never considered the vax until I had that flu.
Ooohkay, now that we've established me as the overly-educated certified hypochondriac in the November DDC
Vitamin K if there has been bruising or a hard labor
Eyedrops are "aimed at the eye" by the midwife (state law requires, but "aim" can mean so much, KWIM?)
No Hep B until age 12
Newborn panel at 4 days (MW comes back to do it, apparently!)
We will break up the 3 mos old vaxes this time. Our first 3 mos experience with last daughter led to horrific, terrifying screaming afterwards, lasting for more than an hour. Bleh!