Just needed to vent a bit. We had to take ds to the ER yesterday, because he fell off the couch and hit his head on the coffee table, and there was a dent in the back of his head.
I was terrified, and rushed him to the hospital.
When we got there, the triage nurse asked the dreaded question. "Are his immunizations current?" I froze. "No," I said. "We are delaying them."
"So he has had NOTHING?"
I told her I had made the decision with my doctor to delay them (indefinitely, which is none of her business), and that he was supportive of that. (ds is 13 months old)
She shook her head, told me she had never heard of my doctor (how is that relevant?), and went on with the exam.
dIF my son had been injured badly (which he was not, thank God), did she reallly think it was important to question me about vaccine status? How is that relevant to a head injury??? I could understand if he had a dirty puncture wound, or something that would even remotely be affected by vaccine status, but a bump on the head???
I should have just told her we have a religious exemption, but my head was swirling with worry about my son!
They also gave me weird looks when I told them he was nursing. Don't these people know ANYTHING????
Ds is fine, we did skull x rays, and everything looked good. The dent was gone by the time we left the hospital (THREE HOURS LATER!!!), and he did fine all night. Vomited once, but I think that was more due to the big dinner he had. Dr. told us to feed him whatever he wanted, so that's what we did!
He woke up to nurse a lot on his own overnight, and is totally himself today. Again, Thank God!
I just had to vent because I am still amazed at how awful, judgemental, and ignorant people are. I know it is their belief that vaccinations are the best thing in the world, but if I choose differently for my family, it's NONE OF HER BUSINESS!!!!!!!