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#1 of 2 Old 12-08-2011, 12:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Thank you for taking time to answer my question. We are mostly following your alternative vaccine schedule. My son is 3 months old and had the DTaP and rotavirus at two months, with no noticeable reaction. Yesterday he received the Pc and HIB vaccines, immediately he was crying more than before, then he fell asleep. A couple hours later he awoke screaming loud, inconsolable, high-pitched screams. I tried everything to calm him down, eventually his cries sounded less urgent, but he didn’t really stop crying all day, nor would he sleep (he did nurse a little).  He finally fell asleep around 9, much later than usual. Today he has seemed mostly back to normal, perhaps a little sleepier, but that should be expected after not napping or sleeping yesterday.  My son almost never cries, this was very out of the norm for us and obviously a reaction to the vaccine, but I don’t know if it is severe enough for me to discontinue future doses of the Pc and HIB vaccines or a common reaction. I thought maybe it was sensitivity at the injection site since I wasn’t very careful about not moving his leg where he received the vaccines and later I became more diligent which seemed like it might have helped, but at that point it had been so long and I was so worried and exhausted I’m not really sure. His temperature was slightly higher (99 degrees).  Thank you so much.

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This is very common with PC vaccine. I wouldn't say that this sounds bad enough to automatically avoid the vaccine again.  But I would at least delay it.  Maybe go ahead with DTaP and Rota, then next month only do HIB.  Then DTaP and Rota again at 6 months, then HIB at 7.  Basically proceed with these without PC for now.  THEN get PC alone and see how does?  Then go from there.  I think that's what I would do.

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