I love happy endings! I would not hesitate however to get this vaccine if my child or myself were bitten or scratched by a feral animal.
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.
Yeah, it's a happy ending, in that she is alive, but she's probably got a ton of rehab, and surviving it's so rare, I'd absolutely get the vaccine if this were ever an issue.
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What an amazing story! And of course this is not a replacement for the vaccine- does anyone really think that??
Mom to two perfect kids surrogate to two sweetpotatos born 4.21.11
I love someone with ataxia telangiectasia http://www.atcp.org
I'm sure there are people out in the world who would take this and run with it claiming "See people survive rabies, I don't need to take my kid in to get vaxed!"
Ignoring the fact that there are only six known cases of people surviving rabies.
If it looks like I'm trying to pick a fight... I'm not, I'm rarely that obvious.
My whole family had to get the rabies vax when I was about 10?.....no reactions from any of us that were obvious. I would DEFINITELY give it to my child if exposed....I've seen enough rabid animals to scare me for life...
Rabies is the one and only vaccine that I would take/administer unequivocally, no questions asked. I'm so glad this girl survived but personally, I would never ever take that chance.
Loving wife and mama to my sweet little son (Fall 2008) and a beautiful baby girl (Fall 2010)
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. --George Bernard Shaw
Does anyone know why the girl wasn't given the rabies vaccine once they realized she had rabies? Was it too late at that point? Just curious.
Yeah I would get this one too!
Mommy to beauties DS1 (7), DS2 (4, autism), & DS3 (2)
and many angel babies
I don't know the specifics of this case, but usually the reason is that once someone manifests the symptoms of rabies they are a few weeks to months out from the exposure. The vaccine or the immuneglobulin is not helpful once there are nervous system symptoms.