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|Now when my first baby was a year old, she spilled scalding hot water on her leg (tipped over one of those old vaporizers) and even though she had 2nd degree burns and she still has a nasty scar to this day on the lower half of her leg, she cried, but not the scream that you hear about wrt to the dpt vaccine. And she didn't scream for hours either, mostly at the time of the injury and then when the drs were cleaning and bandaging.|
|And if you've ever seen a kid with CP very sick, well, they regress. They deteriorate. They go into the hospital for viral infections. It isn't pretty. We didn't need hospitalizations for his vaccines. But I do want to know more, please keep sharing.|
My ds1 did not have the screaming after his DTaP vaxes (which he is mostly up to date on, we didn't quit till after 18 months) but after his MMR at 18 months, it was awful. I can't describe the sounds. It didn't start right away, it was a few days later. He would just lay on the floor holding his head and make this horrible wailing sound. It would go on and on for hours some times. Sometimes it was horribly loud, sometimes quiter and more keening. I have never heard anything like it, and I hope to never hear it again. It still haunts me. He did this for months. It wasnt' until after his MRI showing brain damage which the pedi neuro has contributed to encephalitis (which he says was caused by the MMR) and subsequent visits with a naturopath and detox that he finally stopped wailing this way. Still when he is really overstimulated and upset he can make some sounds that remind me of that horrible wail. It makes me sick to my stomach whenever he does it. The braindamage has caused him to be diagnosed on the Autism spectrum.
Still worried about a DTap reaction...
The dr. wanted to rule out malrotation as a cause for DS's screaming, writhing episodes. His upper GI with small bowel follow through showed nothing. I talked the the chiro about it, asking for his input. He suggested looking into neruological causes. When his body spasms it does look like someone having seizure, but he seems to be cognizant during an episode.
He had been fine for a while and then 2 weeks ago he had bouts two nights in a row. He looks like he's in such agony...I want to find out what is causing it and if there is anything we can do to make it stop. Anyone have any suggestions on where to begin to find answers??? I don't know if they drs. would even know where to begin unless they saw him during an episode. I tried to video the last time, but I was alone and didn't get oo much. I don't know if it would help. I don't know if it's significant or not, either, but one thing I noticed in the video is that when he cries, his entire chest is sucked in and out in such an unnatural way. It struck me as bizarre, but it may very well be nothing. I'm just desperate to find something to help us figure this out.
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