posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 11:41 PM
I had my kids immunized and Im glad I did. I would not want them to get polio or mumps, or any of those horrible dibilitating diseases.
However, when my son was two, I had taken him to the doctor for an immunization (I dont recall which one now...this is something that happened 21
years ago). The following day he developed a fever, which I did not worry about *at first*, because kids do sometimes have a fever after an
immunization. But the day after that, his fever continued and grew hotter. The next day a sort of rash/reaction blotch appeared on his face, around
his nose. I took him back to the doctor, who told me he was fine, give him tylenol and keep an eye on him. By the fourth day, this rash/blotches were
appearing all over his body, and the skin on his hands began to peel. The fever was higher. My son was very sick! I called the doctor, and he told me
to continue with tylenol and call him back if my sons fever hit a certain temp (which I dont remember now). Well his temp did go up and I called the
doctor again, and he said - take him to the emergency room, which I did immediately. The emergency room doctor diagnosed my son with Kawasaki's
disease, and my son spent the next 5 days in the hospital.
Luckily my son recovered from this episode and grew normally and is a perfectly healthy 23 year old man now.
The doctors told me this had nothing to do with the immunization, but I ve always thought it must have had SOMETHING to do with it. They had no idea
how he contracted it. This disease normally affects boys of asian decent - and we are not asian.
Has anyone else had a similar experience with their kids falling ill after an immunization?