I just had to post and say thank you to everyone who posts so much information on this site about vaccinations. Today was our two-month WBV and my beautiful daughter didn't get any shots.
I am still researching and still learning, but I am just SO HAPPY that I'm not sitting here worrying about what's going on in her immune system right now. I was just thinking that for all i know, I could have been pacing back and forth right now with her in my arms screaming from the DTaP (not necessarily likely, I know, but possible), instead of sitting here reading MDC as she sleeps peacefully on my lap.
Anyway, like I said I'm still researching, but I don't think I could have made this decision today without reading this forum, so I had to say thanks.
Oh, and btw, our ped was great about it! She's pretty open and we'd talked about it before, so I knew it wouldn't be a problem...but I think I kinda scared her
. I told her I'd love more info if she can find some for me..."I'd really like to see a long-term study comparing vaxed and unvaxed populations," I told her, "but I know that doesn't exist because it's considered unethical, so in the absence of that I'd at least like to see some statistics comparing the likelihood of complications from these diseases in both vaxed and unvaxed populations, as well as the statistical likelihood of adverse reactions from the vaxes, but I don't know if that's possible either since a lot of reactions aren't reported, and a lot of times the diseases aren't diagnosed." She stared at me for a minute with her mouth open and then said, "Let me get you the exemption form."
Yeah, I felt pretty smart.