|Caden sitting in his new chair that matches Mommy's new sectional!|
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Vaccinations: A Mommy's Intuition
Recently, according to the Register Guard (http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/news/cityregion/24817111-41/peacehealth-patients-clinics-vaccine-vaccines.csp), almost 20,000 of PeaceHealth Medical Group's patients may have been administered vaccinations that were not stored properly. Caden was one of these patients. Caden's nurse insisted that we re-vaccinate him. I expressed my concern about re-vaccinating him to his doctor and he gave us another option; he said we could have Caden's blood drawn to do an antibody titer. This way, we could see if he actually needed to be re-vaccinated or not. He admitted that this was not being encouraged because it costs more than just re-vaccinating everyone. Even though we were told that nothing would happen to Caden if he was re-vaccinated, we chose to have his blood drawn. It broke our hearts to hold him down so he could have his blood drawn, but we saved him from receiving unnecessary vaccinations; Caden's blood results revealed that he did not need to be re-vaccinated. Even though PeaceHealth Medical Group claims that nothing will happen from re-vaccinating children, they need to make parents aware of the alternative option considering all of the controversy surrounding vaccinations-even if it will cost them more. Our children are priceless.