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#1 of 4 Old 06-06-2011, 05:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My 5.5 yo has a splinter imbedded in his heel. I cant get it out bc he cant stop pulling away/squirming. Its fairly deep and not sticking out any. So. What kind of scare tactics can I expect about tetanus? My kids are completely vaccine free. We are relatively new to this dr's practice, and while she is ok with us opting out of vaccines, I'm afraid she might push a dtap on us for this splinter. I'll say no, but just want to be as prepared as I can for what she might throw at me. Hopefully she will simply offer and I'll decline and we'll be on our way. Fingers crossed!

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It does no good to speculate since you don't know how things will go down. You seem prepared - just stand firm. No matter what she says, just say not thank you. If she persists with the DTaP, you could ask her if she is that concerned about the wound, why she doesn't offer you the TIG since a DTaP at this point would do no good for the currect wound anyway. Post back and let us know how it went. Good Luck!!


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Thanks. I ended up asking a nurse friend (who's dh is also a nurse) if she would help me. It was great- we went over their house and they had lidocaine cream and a currette (sp?) and her dh and I were able to get it out! Avoided all the drama and stress altogether! And no mention of tetanus at all. smile.gif

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That's great news! joy.gif


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