So today he goes "ok final round of shots for a while today". To which I replied in confusion along the lines of "uh no, she's not getting any more shots."
Ped then acted like he had no idea what I was talking about and asked me why I came to that decision. I re-explained (I did it the first time), that it was our decision as husband and wife and parents to DD, we had done plenty of research and were choosing not to continue at this point, done deal." My Ped's reply was "well the research you are reading is wrong." Gee thanks buddy
He then added that there were no large scale studies done that showed any harm from vaxes and that if it were true he most certainly would have read about it and provided the literature to his patients." I didn't say anything but man was I fuming.
He then muttered something about how while it is my decision the "responsibility" lies with the parent to make good choices, i.e I am making bad choices by not vaxing. Fortunately the only good point of the visit was that it is our last because we are moving before I will be bringing DD back to any Ped. She won't be going again for at least 1/2 a year!
Then I got to thinking about all that I have read and studied and taken the time to learn and was trying to think of sources to send to his office or at least make myself feel better with and all i can think of is emotionally how pissed I am at him. Sigh, I wish I had the numbers right there with me all the time.
The primate study only had thirteen monkeys.
The Wakefield study only had +/-25 children
The SIDS study done at UCLA by Dr. Baraff in 1986 showed only correlationship, not causation between the time of the DPT vax and SIDS incidence.
The Danish autism study was flawed.
Scholarly, peer reviewed, scientifically done studies are often funded by the pharmaceutical houses and are geared to show vaccines in a good way. Often information that will show the vaccines to be bad is tossed before the study is finished.
The Olmstead Amish studies ignore a possible genetic component or a Founder's syndrome.
The most damning information against vaccines are in the paediatric journals. This is true.
Read all studies with a good dictionary at your fingertips. Read the follow-up studies. Make up your own mind. You are intelligent enough to do this.
All research is flawed in some way. It just depends on what you want to know and believe to be honest. Your pediatrician has his bias and you have yours. No problem. Just keep researching. Most of it is repetitive, but it will hone your knowledge and POV.
He also cited numbers of things like deaths from Hib that were TOTALLY off.
So we don't see that pedi anymore, needless to say!!
I know how frustrating it is!
There *is* proof that it's not completely safe - it's called the vaccine inserts. They tell you how often even the "rare" side effects happen. So, uh, technically he's full out wrong. There *are* studies that indicate that occasionally harm comes to people getting the vaccine... and the vaccine makers even admit it. Next time direct him to read the vaccine insert.
Jenna ~ mommy to Sophia Elise (1/06), Oliver Matthew (7/07) and Avery Michael (3/10)
Wading slowly and nervously into this homeschooling thing.
Christine: Mama to DS 04/17/08 *Infant Stroke Survivor* Always remembering:
Took a 'break' from TTC and look what happened: !!!! for a healthy, full term baby to be born August 2012!! Hoping for a !