posted on May, 12 2012 @ 09:55 AM
After having my first child (now 17) dutifully vaccinated as a baby, it took me years to see the light. She suffered chronic autoimmune responses:
uncontrollable eczema, frightening asthmatic episodes. I recall wondering why she would get sick over and over. When we first sent her to school, she
was sick almost the entire first year. It was as if she has almost no immunity. After so many vaccine reactions, we finally decided "enough!" and
refused any after that. It took her years and years to bolster her immunity back up, and years longer to wean herself of her asthma inhaler.
I began to do my own research and started to put the pieces together when pregnant with my son in '06. What I found shocked me to the core. Not only
was my daughter affected, but I was finally able to get an answer to the mysterious illness I had myself as kindergartener. Days after my DPT booster,
I fell seriously ill with encephalitis and seizures, requiring hospitalization. I was shocked to find that as a "common" side effect to the DPT
vaccine. Not only did it threaten my life, it also changed my personality, and I wonder now if I did not have some kind of brain damage. This was in
the 80's and no one talked about autism or vaccine reactions.
My son was born 6 weeks early due to pregnancy complications (which I also suffered with my daughter) and it gave me even more time to come to a final
decision that I would not subject my son to them. His father was a postdoctorate in biochemistry at the time and had access through his workplace to
lots of information online that was otherwise difficult to get without paying, and I was able to log on to Pubmed and various sites and read full
papers regarding studies. That will really open your eyes!
So here I am, my one-week old son in my arms. He was not even due for 5 more weeks! He has his first check up, two days after leaving the NICU.
Already, the woman comes in with a tray of vaccines!! I could not believe my eyes! They were trying to give him a Hep vaccine, Rota vaccine and one I
am not even sure what it was. I told her "NO! He is a preemie! What on earth??" She castigates me and says that he needs "protection" and to
rethink my decision. I found another pediatrician soon after. He is a friendly guy, and he only stated once that he was advising me to vaccinate my
son, and after that would not bring it up and he has been good to his word. He does remark "Well we see your son a lot less often than any other
patient, so you must be doing something right!" When my son has a well-child visit, the nurse or doctor will ask "Is he on medications?" and I say
"None." and they always ask me again, as if surprised! Finally one day, the main pediatrician, says "Well he is certainly one healthy little guy!"
Then he lowers his voice and says "Well to be honest, my sons are not vaccinated, either. But it is not something I can really tell other people."
I was shocked, to say the least! Turns out that many doctors refuse the vaccines that they inject in their patients.
I am not an outspoken anti-vaccinist. I prefer to lay low and not get into parent's faces. I will never belittle someone for doing what they think is
best for their child. But if I ever get into a conversation about it, you would be surprised what vaccinating parents tell me! I have heard them say
"Your child should be taken from you", "You are a RETARD!", and shockingly a parent said "Your child should die!" How sick is that??