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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-15-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By SummumBonum
I have a 10-year-old who still has not had...

I have a 10-year-old who still has not had chicken pox (CP).  I am starting to worry.  Is there some magic age by which they "should" have CP before we should start to worry more about the more...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-13-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By SummumBonum
I agree with other posters in stating that they...

I agree with other posters in stating that they give their kids Vitamin D3 to boost immunity, and some even state that their kids receive 1000iu per day. 
The best source of Vitamin D is sunshine,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-13-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By SummumBonum
The last time my DW was asked to take a TB Skin...

The last time my DW was asked to take a TB Skin Test (TST), we opted instead for the Quantiferon test that is offered locally by Quest Diagnostics...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   10-11-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,454
Posted By SummumBonum
I have three boys, currently 4, 8, and 10. ...

I have three boys, currently 4, 8, and 10.
Although I was circumcised (I am of Jewish descent though not practicing), my three boys were not (my decision).
I am happy that I allowed them the...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-01-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,270
Posted By SummumBonum
Something similar happened to my son, twice...

Something similar happened to my son, twice successively within a span of a few months.  First, it was a dog bite, and second, it was a pointed metal axle from a gyroscope.
The first time it...
Forum: Bob Sears   01-23-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By SummumBonum
I did follow-up for a second opinion with a...

I did follow-up for a second opinion with a relatively new (judging by her age) doctor, and she did not favor the TIG based on her observation of the wound and our account of how the injury was...
Forum: Bob Sears   01-23-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By SummumBonum
My soon to be 4-year-old son was bitten Saturday...

My soon to be 4-year-old son was bitten Saturday evening by neighbor's indoor, well cared for, small-middle sized dog who has all vaccines.  Although rabies is of little concern, and we're taking...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-22-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
  Poll: TIG Risks
Views: 603
Posted By SummumBonum
Then again, we are "forgiven" when we choose to...

Then again, we are "forgiven" when we choose to treat and end up with a negative outcome (drug/vaccine side effects) but when we choose not to treat and things go awry, then we are judged to be...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-22-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 4
  Poll: TIG Risks
Views: 603
Posted By SummumBonum
The standard treatment of puncture wounds in...

The standard treatment of puncture wounds in children in ER is to:

Administer Tetanus Immunoglobulin (TIG)
Administer DTaP shot
 
I wonder.  What is the risk of someone with a puncture wound...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-21-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,130
Posted By SummumBonum
  My soon to be 4-year-old son was bitten this...


My soon to be 4-year-old son was bitten this evening by neighbor's indoor, well cared for, small-middle sized dog who has all vaccines.  Although rabies is of little concern, and we're taking...
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