Actually....he wasnt originally diagnosed as having mumps. At first they just said he must have an infection and he is fighting it off and that was the only reason his throat was hurting and his glands were so swollen he looked like the increadible hulk
. They even said his saliva glands were swollen, but I think that all they needed was the yep, he's vaccinated to completely throw out the idea of mumps. Anywho...a little while later I took him to his regular doc (this had all been at the ER-I kinda freaked since childhood Hodgkins Lymphoma runs in our family), who is very crunchy and I love!! I told her about it and said that when I had been running around the internet, all the symptoms seemed to point to mumps. She agreed-after talking to me about it for awhile-and at that point she decided to run a titer for the mumps. (I wish I could get all of our titers done, but our insurance wont pay for it unless its deemed "medically necessary." Grrrr) Well, after that she called us and said she had no doubt that he had had them. His titers had way higher levels of immunity than the vaccine causes, meaning that he had had the mumps at some point. The only odd thing is that his cheeks didnt get puffy, but she said that sometimes that happens, that it effects only the salivary glands instead of the ones that are normally affected (parotid??).
With dh, he just went in to the doc and they said oh yeah, thats mumps. Our regular doc is kinda cool too. He's Ukrainian so...I think I remember hearing/reading that not nearly as many people are vaxed over there, so maybe he has seen more VPD's than the docs over here? I dont know, but he said straight up that the vaccines suck and that in his opinion, anything that isnt likely to kill you as a kid, you should get, so you dont end up having the vax stop working in adulthood when its worse.
Maybe I can convince our insurance to do titers for pertussis....doubt it though
Hmmm....and WHY does the CDC say that the numbers are off?? Gee, could this be why? I seriously have to wonder how many vaccinated people are still getting these diseases. Oh yeah and BTW-my 4 year old got a full blown case of Chicken Pox from the vaccine. Nice!! (our school district decided to make the CP vax mandatory, so I had my older two get that too even thought I really didnt want to...with the little one I am just signing the waiver saying she isnt vaccinated at all. I feel really stupid for not thinking of that before!)