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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-13-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By MelindaGayle
Hi - thanks for all of the responses - I really...

Hi - thanks for all of the responses - I really appreciate it.

I wasn't super clear in my message, because I'm not considering either the MMR or Chickenpox booster - we pulled titers before we...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   01-10-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By MelindaGayle
Hello, I have to admit that I'm struggling on...

Hello,
I have to admit that I'm struggling on this one.
 
My oldest child is fully vaccinated (before I knew better), except that he has not had an MMR booster or varicella booster (he's on...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-25-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By MelindaGayle
I'm in Bellevue, with a 21 month old, 4 year old...

I'm in Bellevue, with a 21 month old, 4 year old and 9 year old. The eastside is much less crunchy than Seattle. My friends don't usually agree with me, but they tolerate me! :)
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-25-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By MelindaGayle
Barbara Coon in Northgate - fixed my...

Barbara Coon in Northgate - fixed my infant daughter's ear infection and my 8 year old son's post surgical pain.
Forum: Bob Sears   10-04-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By MelindaGayle
shoot  - tried to delete this. I found my own...

shoot  - tried to delete this. I found my own answer - just need to read a little more carefully! Sorry to bug you.
Forum: Bob Sears   10-04-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By MelindaGayle
Hi Dr. Sears,  I think I have seen you say in...

Hi Dr. Sears, 
I think I have seen you say in here that you can only get 1 tdap, but on the CDC's catch up schedule, it recommends three tdaps for kids 7 and older that have never had DTaP. Can you...
Forum: Bob Sears   07-05-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By MelindaGayle
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-03-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By MelindaGayle
Thanks for the reply.   Yes, I did take her...

Thanks for the reply.
 
Yes, I did take her in to the doc. The thing about her cough is that it's not all day or anything. She coughs 2-3 times in the morning, clears the guck out of her throat,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-03-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By MelindaGayle
OK, so I'm thinking about this one right now...

OK, so I'm thinking about this one right now because my daughter (6 months) is waking up congested every morning with a productive cough. It's just not going away, after more than 3 months. I'm...
Forum: Women's Health   07-03-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By MelindaGayle
Hello, Every morning for the past few months,...

Hello,
Every morning for the past few months, my 6 month old wakes up with phlegm in her nose and throat. She has 2-3 productive coughs, and then it's gone for the rest of the day. Every now and...
Forum: Bob Sears   07-03-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By MelindaGayle
Hi - thanks so much for answering this question....

Hi - thanks so much for answering this question.
 
My daughter (6 months) wakes up every morning with phelgm in her nose and throat. She has 2-3 productive coughs, and then it's gone for the day....
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-09-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By MelindaGayle
Hi, I have a three and a half year old little...

Hi,
I have a three and a half year old little boy that has only received a DT shot last November. I got tired of being terrified every time he cut himself.
 
Anyway - he has always had a...
Forum: Bob Sears   06-09-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By MelindaGayle
What about hep a?

What about hep a?
Forum: Bob Sears   06-01-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By MelindaGayle
Thanks very much for your reply.   I find...

Thanks very much for your reply.
 
I find that terrifying.
 
I understand that it's a risk/benefit analysis, but having been the 1 in 3500 births, it doesn't really matter what the likelihood is...
Forum: Bob Sears   05-26-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By MelindaGayle
Hello Dr. Sears, I have been trying in vain to...

Hello Dr. Sears,
I have been trying in vain to find long term (5 years or more) studies that compare vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children's rates of autoimmune dysfunction as well as neurological...
Forum: Women's Health   04-06-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,386
Posted By MelindaGayle
Also - what are some of the alternatives to...

Also - what are some of the alternatives to antibiotics in case of future ear infections?

Thanks!
Forum: Women's Health   04-06-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,386
Posted By MelindaGayle
Maybe, but I think they were saying that I was...

Maybe, but I think they were saying that I was at higher risk for baterial ear infection because she hadn't had HiB or Prevnar, and wouldn't be immune to those strains.
 
It gets more confusing as...
Forum: Women's Health   04-04-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,386
Posted By MelindaGayle
Yes, I am breastfeeding only. My concern is also...

Yes, I am breastfeeding only. My concern is also leaky gut. My 3 year old had it as a baby because of a hindmilk/foremilk imbalance that churned his gut up. It took me almost 3 years to fix it, and...
Forum: Women's Health   04-03-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 416
Posted By MelindaGayle
Hi, My three month old caught the nasty virus...

Hi, My three month old caught the nasty virus going around our house four days ago. She's been very snotty, coughing and sneezing. Last night, she started shrieking in pain, especially when on her...
Forum: Women's Health   04-03-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,386
Posted By MelindaGayle
Hi, My three month old caught the nasty virus...

Hi,
My three month old caught the nasty virus going around our house four days ago. She's been very snotty, coughing and sneezing. Last night, she started shrieking in pain, especially when on her...
Forum: Women's Health   03-09-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By MelindaGayle
Thanks, everyone. The burn was small enough that...

Thanks, everyone. The burn was small enough that you can barely see it this morning, which just goes to show how paranoid I actually am. Appreciate the help.
Forum: Women's Health   03-08-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By MelindaGayle
Thank you both! I already washed it with soap...

Thank you both! I already washed it with soap and cold water - is that OK?
 
If it blisters, am I still in the clear?
 
No livestock in the kitchen, thankfully.
 
Should I keep it covered?
Forum: Women's Health   03-08-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By MelindaGayle
Hello, I, like an idiot, was cooking dinner...

Hello,
I, like an idiot, was cooking dinner with my 11 week old daughter in a front pack. Her legs were sticking out, and when I removed something from the oven, I think her leg was burned  - she...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-22-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By MelindaGayle
Thanks - exactly what I needed to hear.

Thanks - exactly what I needed to hear.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-22-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By MelindaGayle
Hi, So I'm living the sweet life of the super...

Hi,
So I'm living the sweet life of the super paranoid.

I bottle of bleach underneath my sink tipped over, and I had to clean up the mess. I breathed it in for about 15 minutes, and touched some...
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