Originally Posted by dingogirl
One more from the mother I mentioned earlier:
(At the hospital) The first thing they asked us was "Is he up to date on his vaccines?" I told the lady "no," and that he had a medical exemption. She pulled us aside and whispered that she understood, but we needed to be quiet because she could lose her job if they knew what she was about to tell us. She was a young D.O. I guess she was getting extra hours working in the emergency room. She said she had seen a lot of kids with post-vaccinal problems, but she said, "They don't take kindly to to that kind of talk around here..."
I took my middle son to the ER after his first DTaP at two months, running a very high fever and being lethargic. I was breastfeeding him, and the doctors were completely confused as to why he was so sick. I mention he got his shots, and they told me that it was "impossible" that this could be related to his shots. They did every test under the sun. We ended up staying in the hospital for three days and his dx was "fever of undetermined origin."
: His ped said, "Well, I would have thought it was a reaction, but since you didn't bring him to me, I have to go off of the other doctor's opinion." AND THEN, on a yahoo group here locally there was a doctor, and she told me that there are absolutely no side effects to the DTaP!! I immediately started taking him to my own doctor, who is a FP and is great.