05/04/2013 at 09:56
I am the second child of four children and although we all had our injections I am very reluctant to allow my baby to have its injections when its finally here. (feel like im having the longest pregnancy ever) Before you send out a linch mob of "pro Injection" people I have my reasoning.
My Younger sister (gracie ) had alternating hemipligia and although the hospital "lost" her notes and file my mum swears she was vaccine damaged. After Having her hooping cough vaccine at three months she began to seizure within hours of the injections. It took nearly 18 months to get a diognosis as it is a fairly rare condition.
Now as a rational person i believe for my sister to have reacted the way she did from the injection and being the only child to show any adverse effect there must have been something underlying with her but that still leaves me with the fear there will be something wrong with my baby.
Has anybody else had any experience in this area. Being a first time mum and having NO mother to guide me through this any advice would be welcome.
(I lost my little sister on the 15th of january 2011 if this baby is a girl her name will be ellis-grace, Grace would be 20 on the 12th of april 2013 if she were still with us.)
05/04/2013 at 11:28
Sadly Ashlee, nobody can make the choice but you as to whether or not you get those jabs done BUT what I will urge you to ask yourself is 'the greater risk' - What may happen to your child if they have the jabs (possible side effects/allergies) over what may happen to your child if they catch the illness (there are an increasing number of outbreaks lately & children under 1yr are most at risk from these illnesses - measles, croop, whooping cough, mumps, flu are all doing the rounds at present).
My younger sister had a reaction to her tetanis jab (she's allergic to it) which made my mum avoid all other jabs for her in case similar happened. When it came to school, I had mild forms of all the illnesses but my sister had no immunity so suffered far worse (measles left her bed ridden, she was blinded whilst she had it & she still has the scars from her rash today). She has had 2 children of her own who have had their own ailments but were both successfully vaccinated without incident.
I have my own ailments too (Joint-Hypermobility Syndrome & Aspergers) & my eldest is also showing signs of autism - could it be the jabs? both my girls have had their full course of immunisations but my youngest isn't showing the same 'autistm' characterisitics as her elder sister so odds are it's in her gene code & nothing to do with the jabs.
In short, a lot of what we worry about being associated with 'jabs' is sadly nothing to do with them but our own unique genetic coding, our bodies are pre-programmed with how we will behave, how we will take to certain foods, how we will take to certain drinks, how we will take to certain medicenes. You won't know what will happen until you try it BUT if you let fear stop you from trying....Best wishes whichever road you take.
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