our local news had this on their health segment as well.
Better than telling them to give Tylenol!
That should be part of the article.
"If these strategies don't work, call your doctor!!" Who, of course, probably won't admit that there is a problem...
I wasn't even allowed to talk to the pediatrician when my kid was having seizures. The nurse thought I was just an overly protective, hysterical mumsie who couldn't bear to hear her child "fuss a little;" she said, "vaccines don't DO that!", refused to let me talk to the doctor, and told me that I would be turned away if I tried to bring my child in. She then told me to lay my baby (who had been screeching like some kind of animal--I can't even describe it--and arching/flailing for 3 HOURS, starting 1 hour after the shots) in his crib, and walk away until I could control myself.
I believe she lost her job due to the way she treated me.
I hope she did. That's just awful!
I had to talk to the school district nurse recently when registering my daughter for preschool, because I am filing a philosophical exemption. I'm not sure how it's even legal to make me explain my philosophical reasons, but I am sure that it's a bullying tactic. Anyway, I said that my children have had reactions to shots, and she said "Like mild fever and fussiness?" I had to stop her short and say "NO, these were more serious than that, and my pediatrician supports and encourages my decision to not vaccinate further."
I wish I knew years ago what I know now, but hindsight is always 20/20. I just wish it wasn't my kids that had to pay the price.