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#31 of 39 Old 11-06-2009, 07:47 PM
 
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We're getting vaccinated since H1N1 is considered wide spread in our area. We have also asked all of the grandparents and great grandparents to be vaccinated if they plan to come to our house. Personally, I'd rather do everything I could possibly do to proect us from getting sick versus not getting the vaccine. At least then I could say I/we did everything possible to protect the baby and her health.

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I can't even find the damn vax where we live anyway. My son is on a wait list and it seems the only place to go is to one of those public clinics and stand for hours. Um, no.
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Hm, well my vitamin D test came back at 47.6....normal.

Don't know what was up with the first test. Some weird pregnancy thing, eating way too much calcium, lab error, who knows.
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Did you ask if perhaps they did the D2 test last time? That would be a really big drop. Very odd. 47.6 is good but you can still supplement. Optimum levels are between 50-60 so considering you are nursing supplementation would be good.

Is the vax still hard to find? I think it is so odd that they freaked everyone out about h1n1 and now no one can get the vaccine unless they go to a public health clinic. My very good friend is pregnant and got the vax at one of our local clinics. She said the way in which the shot was administered did not inspire confidence. She said it was fast and then they (she went with another pregnant woman) dumped them out some seperate exit door and they were in the back outside in the parking lot. She did not go out the way she came in.

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Did you ask if perhaps they did the D2 test last time? That would be a really big drop. Very odd. 47.6 is good but you can still supplement. Optimum levels are between 50-60 so considering you are nursing supplementation would be good.

Is the vax still hard to find? I think it is so odd that they freaked everyone out about h1n1 and now no one can get the vaccine unless they go to a public health clinic. My very good friend is pregnant and got the vax at one of our local clinics. She said the way in which the shot was administered did not inspire confidence. She said it was fast and then they (she went with another pregnant woman) dumped them out some seperate exit door and they were in the back outside in the parking lot. She did not go out the way she came in.
It IS hard to find. Nobody has it and I'll be damned if I'm going to wait in line at a public place with a bunch of other people and their germs. And with a 6 week old, no less. No thanks!

I asked about the test and it was the 25 hydroxy....the common test. Not the other one. Both times. That other test is rarely done unless specifically requested. I am really thinking lab error or some wacky pregnancy thing. As I stated before, I was eating a ton and I mean a ton of dairy. Some of it was D-fortified. I also made a huge effort to spend a load of time outside in the sun before the test and I am very pale. But that still shouldn't have a huge number. With all the stuff going on my my body a week before delivery (which is when I had the first test), I don't trust that the first result was accurate.

In any event, I am done with bloodwork for the time being. Between stressing about this, and my GD scare, I have had enough. I'm just going to enjoy my screaming baby and stop with googling imaginary medical issues, KWIM?
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Good for you, Pandme! You go and love that little screamer up!

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I was thinking they where saying if you had asthma not to get it? I forget where I read it and my be totally wrong though anyone know?

 
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They wouldn't give you the live virus.
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Hi All
Sounds like a lot of you are stressing over the decision, and I can say I am glad I am not there, though I have felt that way with decisions regarding my LO.
The only time both of us got sick with the flu was when we where at a DV shelter and a mom there vax her three kids, and we caught it from them. So far that is still the worst we have ever been. We got sick constantly while there, and we where there for only 3 months. at one point she had a 103 or 104 fever, I can't remember, but I do remember she was almost lethargic and I just jumped in the shower with her, I was so worried I didn't even feel the cold water, which I am sure was freezing. Her fever went down, and she went to sleep and got better. I couldn't sleep of course monitoring her fever, make sure it wasn't going up again at a fast rate.
Another time I took her to the emergency room with the fever it was pointless, they tried to give her a catheter, to see if she had a UTI. She had a runny nose, a fever and a cough. UTI? catheter on a 1yr old? crazy. (experiences like this is why I just don't trust their judgement)

Anyways what I really wanted to share is that vax can compromise you immune system, and if you do plan to vax (which I absolutely don't anymore) ask for the manufacturer and the complete and exact list of ingredients. Seems like squalene is in most of the h1n1 flu vax.
stats can always be used to prove both sides, I would say use common sense, even when reviewing the research out there, which there is plenty that prove the vax don't even work. I won't get into that since the info is all over and its been said over and over
It's such a tough situation to be in with a newborn and all the pressure.
Just use good judgement, and when injecting your little tiny lo who is so fresh and new to the world with these vaxes. I personally found it amazing how hard it was to get simple info from her pediatricians, such as a list of what it has in it, I just can't phanton introducing something intravenously to my lo without even knowing exactly what is in it.
Think about it this way also, if there IS any kind of reaction, you can have a record of exactly what was used, you might have a hell of a time trying to get the information after the fact.
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