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Old 08-30-2008, 11:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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When I took Shelby in for her 2 month WCC, I was so incredibly nervous. I don't do confrontation very well, and I was terrified of one with my doctor, who I've been taking the kids to for 6 years now. Anyway, the nurse asked me if I was going to be getting all of Shelby's shots right away, I mean, right when she recorded her weight. I was surprised because nobody has ever asked me before. I fully vaxed both my older boys, and it was all so standard "these are the shots he'll be receiving today"...when I told her I wanted to hold off and not get the shots, she simply smiled and said, okay, I'll just take these information forms and get a waiver ready for you.

When the doctor came in, we talked about Shelby's development, and eventually came round to the vaxes. She actually said, I wish more parents would research these shots, honestly. I was surprised!! She gave me a list of books to read, hugged me, and sent me on my merry way.

All in all, totally not what I was expecting. I knew I liked my doctor before, but now I know I love her.


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WOW!
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Great reaction!

Be sure to post in your local tribe and let others in your geographical area know about this no-vax-friendly ped!
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It is the pediatricians who do see or hear of the reactions.

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Wow, lucky you to have a ped like that. I wish there were more peds like yours.
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WOW!!

I want to hug your pediatrician!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would have started crying!!!!

I found a doctor(MD) but they are a family practice with all kinds of other alternative doctors in it, no pediatricians.

VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

Your doctor needs to be handed an award for human compassion and high honors for respecting your right to be involved in your medical choices!!!:
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That is SO awesome!!!! :

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That's refreshing!

OUR DAUGHTERS ARE PROTECTED SHOULDN'T OUR SONS BE TOO! :
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She actually said, I wish more parents would research these shots, honestly. I was surprised!! She gave me a list of books to read, hugged me, and sent me on my merry way.
that is SO wonderful!

just curious....what were the books she gave you to read?

(if you dont mind sharing!)
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My ped (and his nurse) did something very similar. And just like you - I know how lucky we are!

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Nice!!! What a pleasant surprise!

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that is SO wonderful!

just curious....what were the books she gave you to read?

(if you dont mind sharing!)
i'm curious, too. even if they are pro-vax books, i'm glad that the ped apparently trusts parents to research issues and make decisions.
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Be sure to post in your local tribe and let others in your geographical area know about this no-vax-friendly ped!
Definitely!!!!!
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Glad to hear that Mesa, and I can't believe Shelby is that old already!

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That is wonderful! How inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
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Are you in Mesa, AZ by any chance? If you are would you mind sharing your pedi's name ? tia

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My doctor had a similar reaction. He just said "Ok, well let me know if you have questions". So glad you had a good experience!

Trying to balance a preschooler and peace....
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that is SO wonderful!

just curious....what were the books she gave you to read?

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i'm curious, too. even if they are pro-vax books, i'm glad that the ped apparently trusts parents to research issues and make decisions.
You know, it was the books that everybody here told me to read, like the Vaccine Book, How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor, and a couple of others. I'm out of town right now (house hunting in Minnesota!! YAY!) so I don't have the list with me, but I do remember she told me to read the CDC's report on disease cases.

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Glad to hear that Mesa, and I can't believe Shelby is that old already!
I KNOW!! Can you believe she just had her 3 month birthday on the 26th?? I'm kind of sad.

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Are you in Mesa, AZ by any chance? If you are would you mind sharing your pedi's name ? tia
No, I'm in Northern AZ, Prescott to be exact. It's kind of a funny mix of cowboy and crunchy here. Her name is Dr. Brenda Sipes, and she's a fellow of the AAP!

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Prescott is so nice!! I'd like to try and convince DH to move up there some day.


Thanks for the info...I'm going to try and see if I can find more info about this organization. Do you know what it stands for? This was the closest I found -

http://www.aapsonline.org/

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AAP = American Academy of Pediatrics LOL

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