A little background:
I have an almost 4 month old son.
I had a plan for a selective and slightly delayed schedule that I was comfortable with based on our situation.
Our son has Laryngomalacia (a floppy airway that restricts his breathing) and we do plan to travel to Malaysia probably before he's 5.
My plan was to do
2.5 months (Pentacel - we're in Canada) then give the rest of the doses every 3 months.
No Prevnar, or chicken pox or MMR
My schedule has now changed to delaying the rest until further notice because of two things.
1. 3 hrs after he received his shot he had a very intense cry and he couldn't be consoled at all. I had to give him Tempra (one dose which I'm now learning wasn't the right thing) which helped and he was back to his regular behaviours as soon as it kicked in.
2. I have had to take my 3rd dose of abx now (c-sec, mastitis I've had 7 times and could get rid of it on my own except twice) and he is showing that his little body is out of whack (which breaks my heart)
He has a tiny bit of eczema, and developed a late case of cradle cap (also has mucous in his stools) So while I try to get his body back in balance, I don't want to add a vacc to the mix.
The floppy airway worried me, because he's stopped breathing twice just choking on his drool (lips turned blue once) So I'm not sure that he could handle whooping cough like a normal child could.
I'm aware that it takes 3- 4 doses (?) of the pertussis vacc to be effective, and by the time he received the full set (if we spread it out) he would probably outgrow the floppy airway (it's usually resolved on it's own by 1 or 2 years old)
I also know the vacc doesn't prevent the disease, it just lessens the severity, duration.
We haven't been to the ENT specialist yet, so I'm not sure if there's any other factors we're dealing with, but I know if I ask them for advice it will be to vacc.
His ped is not supportive of selective/delayed vaccing, so I want to be confident before we go in later in Sept.
Sorry for the long post, I thought I needed to give you what was going through my mind...
Any thoughts you may have are welcome!!