I am delaying at this point until I have more information. No harm in waiting to give more, if I ever do!
DD has it worse than DH did. She also had more shots that DH. My oldest DD "seems" fine.
Barbara: an always learning SAHM of Ilana (11) and Aiden (8) living in Belgium with my amazing husband.
He is 16 months old and hasn't had his 12 month vax yet, because he's been sick nearly nonstop since then and because I don't really want to do them anymore.
He has reactive airway disease and food/environmental allergies. I'll always wonder if the vax is a contributing factor.
But then I also live in terror that he'll get pertussis or another more common vax-able disease, because his immune system is so weak. Especially since he is mostly FF.
DH is fine with going in either direction and feels similarly conflicted. I really need to sit down and do the research and decide.
my youngest is not and will never be vaxed.
Then comes ds2. I still hadn't learned. He did not get the hep at birth. He did get the 2 month and had a little bigger than a golfball sized lump on his thigh for 2 months after. Was told it was 'normal' reaction to the shots. 4 month wbc I walked out after they told me it was normal and it wasn't from the shots.... haven't been back since in 5 years and now I KNOW my mama mojo is there and ticking loudly. I wish every day I had listened harder to it.
But if I could do things over with #1 I wouldn't vax and I would BF longer. DD2 is 2.5 and still nursing.
2nd son even more selectively vaxed and reacted o the DTaP) pertissis vax is STILL evil
3rd son non-vaxed
Why oh why didn't I follow my gut from the begining, I regret every single shot.
DH&Me Christ follower, homeschooler, gardener, (insert lots of additional crunchiness here) chicken mama, & occasionally blogger. Mama of boys 9,7,3.5,&11months....& SURPRISE expecting a BOY in November! 7 sweet-babes gone too soon.
ps, I don't think it matters how much time has passed or whether your doctor told you it was not a vaccine reaction or "normal" or even refused to report it him/herself.
"No. Here's the exemption form."
How is this informed concent?
I mean, my ped asked us "have you given thought to vaxing?" it was never, like "time for a vax?" it was more like "did you decide if you wanted to vax or not?"
When I asked for any information she could give me, she gave me a sheet with the "side effects" and schedule of the vaxes. Not so convincing.
She dealt mostly with an immigrant/welfare population, and perhaps she wanted to keep reading levels simple for this reason. I felt the same way at the WIC office...
But I'm getting OT.
ANyways, yea, just wanted to comment on that.
I regret vaxing our first until he was 12mths, no reactions, but I hate that I did it bc everyone else does and didn't really look into it.
Ok, here I go. I am not really regretting vaxing my children (22 months and 6 months) but I was curious to why so many are against it. I have read and researched and it is very interesting to read. I had heard about reactions before but before I joined this site, I never gave it a second thought. Now you all have me thinking. I was just always taught to get those "baby shots" after they are born and never blinked an eye. So far my girls are both very healthy and happy so I guess I should consider myself lucky. barefoot mama I am so sorry to hear your story. I just hope my girls stay healthy. I am very very sorry for you!
Death, regression, autism, severe reactions, not so severe reactions, the fact that children who are FULLY vaxed STILL get the diseases they are meant to protect. The fact that they keep adding "boosters" to the vax schedule because they are NOT WORKING and they are realizing that we need MORE AND MORE AND MORE and they are STILL not working...
I could go on.
Maybe check out the VAERS website to see all of the deaths listed on this government site of children who have died from this...then go and read the stats from children dying from chickenpox/mumps/etc...
In fact, just read the vax inserts and see if you want monkey dna entering your child's bloodstream...it's in there. So is thermasol (mercury derivitive) and aluminum. So are aborted fetus cells. With all of their dna.
Start looking around and you will see. Read the CDC Pink Pages on their website (meant to convince you to vax or of vaccine theory, which they admittedly know very little about or WHY it works). SCARY SCARY stuff.
Personally, I started out thinking we would delay vax, and do some research this time around. I, too, struggle with the idea of my child catching one of those diseases, but what makes me feel better is thinking that I can live with myself if nature or fate or whatever you want to call it ends up throwing one of them our way, but I dont think I could live with myself knowing I injected those things into my kids and they might cause other harm to them. I think there are other ways to use science and nature in harmony, not agaisnt one another, like it seems like is the situation today.