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What "preventable" diseases have your children acquired and how did it all turn out? Did you have trouble with friends/family members and their 'I told you sos'?
 

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My babe had the flu, it came in 2 waves lasting 2 weeks in total. It was tiring and nerve-wracking at times. But for the most part, it was fine. I have the book "Naturally Healthy Babies and Children" and there were lots of ideas and guidelines in there for treating the flu at home, which I believe helped a lot. My dh's family probably did the "I told you so thing", but since their vaxed children and themselves all caught it as well, along with a huge portion of the rest of the country, I can't imagine they were doing too much of it.
 

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Never had a problem in 3 years, will let you know if it happens!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
My step brothers daughter had whooping cough and ended up in hospy along with a whole lot of vaxxed kids, and he saw that she actually recovered faster than those who had had the vax <shrug>
 

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Both my DD's have had pertussis and influenza this year. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: They are fine, DD2 had a difficult time with the pertussis because she was a newborn at the time. It has been a long journey with her, hospital trips, severe weight loss, she is still on O2 almost 5 months later but she will be just fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Chicken Pox. It turned out fine. Friends were delighted at the chance of their kids getting it too.
 

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<b>None so fare in the two completely unvaccinated grandchildren</b> but the partial vaccinated grandchild came down with measles ca 10 days after getting the measles vaccine, which was his last vaccine ever btw.
 

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None of my kids are vaxed for CP, none have gotten it. My oldest DD is basically vax free (had a couple) and hasn't ever had more than a cold. DD2 is only 13 months but, so far, hasn't had so much as a sniffle - let alone anything else! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Chicken Pox. It turned out fine. Friends were delighted at the chance of their kids getting it too.</div>
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Ditto. We deliberatly exposed them to CP & then passes it on.
 

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none whatsoever and they are exposed to daycare, sick cousins, and very crowded shopping and vacation outings
 

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I was vaccinated against measles as a child & still got it when I was a teenager. Guess what, I'm alive & kicking. I also had chicken pox twice, still alive & kicking. Also had pnemonia as a child, guess what still alive & probably the most healthy 31 year old you will ever know.<br><br>
I know you're looking to talk to mamas about their children, but I am living proof that people don't die every time they get sick.
 

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Possibly Chicken Pox, but we're not sure. He would have had the lightest case EVER, but... I don't know. I go back and forth. Anyways, if it was, it was super easy, no issues at all. If he doesn't get it again before he enters school, we'll have his titers checked just to check for immunity in case there is ever a break out at school.
 

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Pman got whooping cough at 6mo and chicken pox at 18mo...at 4.5y now, he is fine...<br><br>
Trout, who is now 11mo, has not gotten anything that i know of...<br><br>
there were no issues with family or "i told you so" problems...and if there were, i am sure i would have said something about them now having lifelong immunity, and at least i didnt poison them in the process...but i dont really know... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
peace...
 

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The only children of mine who have contracted "preventable" diseases are the ones that were vaccinated<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br>
My unvaccinated daughter was definitely exposed to rubella ( from her older sister) but showed no symptoms other than a really good nights sleep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
That's pretty much her immune response to any illness .... the other kids actually get sick and she'll sleep all day ....... and then be fine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm currently reading <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FRAISING-VACCINE-CHILD-WENDY-LYDALL%2Fdp%2F1418450170%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%2F104-0528519-7087166%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1177591786%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">"Raising a Vaccine Free Child"</a> - While it isn't the best edited book, it does have a lot of good information on how to care for your child if s/he does get a "vax preventable" disease.
 

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Unless a child dies or has a complication that can't be prevented through proper treatment of the VAD there is no reason for an "I told you so". Particularly since they cannot assure you that your child would not have a serious reaction to a vax or that it will not affect his longterm health. And if you don't tell them you don't vax they it can't happen anyway <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .<br><br>
That said, ds and I had whooping cough when I was pregnant and my case was much much worse than his.
 

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We're pretty sure we had the flu this year, but no one I know get a flu vaccine, even if they get other vaccines, so there weren't any comments there. I think we all had rotavirus, too, but neither of the kids would have gotten a vax for that, either, because of their ages.<br><br>
I keep looking for CP. If I found confirmed cases of mumps or rubella I'd definitely expose them.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My babe had the flu, it came in 2 waves lasting 2 weeks in total.</div>
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My dd had the flu once as well, I just never would of considered it for this thread since I guess even though there is a flu shot I just never think of it as a truly vaccine preventable disease since as far as I can tell from the couple times I've gotten one the flu shot seems to do nothing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">:<br><br>
Anyway it was when I was pg with DS and it was just before Christmas, so I'd guess she was about 14 or 15 months old. She ran a really high fever for about 4 days...it got up to 105.3 rectally at one point, totally freaked me out, the ped did blood tests and said she had influenza...other than the fever she had a horrid cough and had to do breathing treatments for the second time in her life (first time was when she got RSV at 7 months old)...I was terrified (and both dh and I also had it and were miserable...I was coughing to the point of puking many times a day, it was just horrid) and she would sleep on my chest in a warm bath as that seemed to be the only way to get her fever down (tylenol and advil seemed to do nothing)...and she seriously did nothing but sleep for those 4 days... After the fever broke it was basically just a cold for her, runny nose, whiny, cough, no big deal at all.
 
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