Married 12/08 to Chilean DH and mama to DD 2/2/10. We're a bilingual home and we and
Expecting #2 in late June!
I guess I should be blue by now .
If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson.
Kitteh, it was definitely worse for my daughter than the other two children who were previously vaccinated. The coughing episodes would happen randomly through-out the day to the point of vomiting and struggling to breathe and then worsen at night.
Our local pediatrician seemed to have little experience in dealing with the illness and even doubted me when I first took her in and was concerned that she may have the whooping cough. I was told it was probably just a viral cough and to give allergy relief type medicines. I was disappointed they didn't listen to my concern because if the antibiotic would have been started much earlier, her cough wouldn't have worsened. Our doctor also made lots of comments as to her being un-vaccinated but when I mentioned my vaccinated children were the first to cough and give it to her she didn't even respond. ( when our insurance allows us to we're switching doctors)
I did find two books that offered a little bit of knowledge with whooping cough.
Naturally Healthy Babies and children: a commonsense guide to herbal remedies, nutrition and health: Aviva Jill Romm
Nourshing Traditions of baby & child care: Sally Fallen Morell
I wonder if part of the reason why the other kids didn't have it as bad is because they're older? I've always thought that the younger you are, the worse it is with pertussis.
In any case, I'm glad she's on the mend! I really hope you can change doctors soon. Nothing worse than a non-responsive, arrogant, closed-minded doctor.