Well I’m still awake at 4:18 AM due to this lovely toothache. So I will discuss childhood diseases here.
I have seen a lot of stuff cross my dash regarding vaccines and childhood diseases. I thought I’d share a little anecdotal evidence.
I have had them all. I had measles, chicken pox and mumps (on both sides of my face, thanks), and I lived. When I was growing up, kids got these diseases and no one freaked out. It was just a matter of course. You were quarantined for X amount of days and you got better.
All my children got chicken pox. The twins had a particularly violent case and almost needed to be hospitalized. The vaccine was just coming out at the time but I’m not sure I’d have gotten it for them due to their autism.
I myself have a scar from the small pox shot I got before going to Kindergarten, which is ironic I think. Oh, and tetanus of course.
Personally, I’m on the side of responsible, informed vaccinating. I’m on the side of each parent deciding which route to take. I took the spread-them-out route with my children and chose not to get certain ones because of their autism.
Mothers have an intuition about these things and they need to trust it. One of my friends’ little girls went deaf and stopped talking and trying to interact after getting the MMR, My friend didn’t follow her gut when it was telling her not to give that shot to her child. She blames herself to this day.
Another one of my friends’ child went blind, deaf and descended into severe autism.
And another one’s child died of SIDS after her shots. (They said it was SIDS in those days, but it turned out that a lot of SIDS cases were actually bad reactions to the MMR which can happen two weeks following the shot.)
I’ve had to be vaccinated since childhood due to traveling overseas. Are my auto-immune disease problems due to all the shots? I don’t know. There’s no way to prove it.
I don’t get the flu shot for those reasons (my fibromyalgia and other stuff).
Just make informed decisions and do what’s best for your child and for you. No sense fighting about it because everyone is going to come to a different conclusion for their own child. I guess I don’t understand how an non-vaccinated child is a threat to a vaccinated one if the vaccines are so effective? That makes no sense to me.
I don’t like putting so many toxins in a little body. But that’s my own choice. Other people will have their own views and that’s fine because your children are yours, and mine are mine. Every child is so different. Don’t expect everyone to follow your protocol because their kids have different needs than yours.