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Subject:vaccines
Time:11:46 pm
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We had a playdate today with one of the Mommies from erstwhile Parenting class. Her 1yr old just got shots. Hepatitis, MMR, Chicken Pox, AND a flu shot, even though he is currently being treated for a bad ear infection.

::facepalm::

so now they don't know if the awful blotchy rash covering him from head to toe that developed the next day is due to the antibiotics or one of the 5 vaccines :_( F*cking stupid doctors, it should be illegal. If they lived somewhere smarter, where medicine is more evidence based, then it would be.

Don't get me wrong, I am pro-vaccinations, my boys are immunized. But I am hugely thankful that we discovered Dr. Sears Alternative vaccine schedule for baby Sam. He has had none of the adverse reactions (like fevers and vomiting) that poor Bas went through when he would get up to 4 shots at once until I wised up.
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anirt
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Time:2009-10-18 02:12 pm (UTC)
WTF? Even any vaccination I've received as an adult starts with "are you feeling well today?" I don't think it's a good idea to ask an already busy (fighting off current illness) immune system to start with an entirely new antibody-making project. Whether or not there are any other side effects, I just don't think that would make the vaccines particularly effective. (Not an immunologist, though.)
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telemicus
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Time:2009-10-18 09:00 pm (UTC)
IKR? Even the most conservative Doctor/American Academy of Pediatrics forbids vaccinating a child who is sick. Doctors are just so careless and roughshod, and just plain dumb, it makes me so upset. They won't change either unless they are threatened with lawsuits, I wish the simple welfare of people would be enough to change their minds.
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bangaboomerang
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Time:2009-10-18 04:45 pm (UTC)
WHAT!? Lucas' doctor wouldn't even think about giving him any vaccinations if he had so much as a sniffle ... much less an ear infection!
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telemicus
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Time:2009-10-18 09:01 pm (UTC)
Exactly. His immune system is just so overloaded that I bet those vaccines didn't even take. They are so bullheaded :(
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aisling78
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Time:2009-10-18 05:11 pm (UTC)
Wow...Sean's pediatrician won't give him immunizations if he's ill. I had to come back a week later one time for his shots, because he was at the tail end of a cold during his check-up.
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telemicus
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Time:2009-10-18 09:02 pm (UTC)
Good for your pediatrician, I wish they were all so wise! (And I wish they wouldn't sting us for the copay everytime too!)
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mary1103
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Time:2009-10-26 03:22 pm (UTC)
Some doctors will give vaccines to a child with an ear infection if they don't have a fever.
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