that is the question. i have always been on the fence about immunizations but always have done them because "that's what were supposed to do".
jenna got pertussis at three months old after being immunized for that. PERTUSSIS...who gets that anymore. it just doesn't happen yet she got it despite being immunized.
tristan went in for his kindergarten shots and i agonized over weather i should or shouldn't immunize cause i was just plain scared out of my mind. the nurse hit his syatic nerve and he couldn't walk for three days and in the mean time the Dr. said he could have permanent damage and never walk AGAIN. ask me about the horrible guilt i felt.
to immunize or not to immunize.......
i took jenna in on monday for her shots and things have not been good since. check out this arm. no one knows what it is but after 5 trips to the Dr. in three days, two diff. antibiotics and a shot (yes another shot, we loved that) of an antibiotic here we are. it just keeps spreading. the Dr. circles it so that we can see how far out it goes. if it get to her shoulder or to far past her elbow then it's off to the hospital we go for fear that it spreads to her joints. that's just what we need, i'm a major stress case as it is. my neighbor said today that she comes from pioneer stock and she truly does. nothing bothers her, she's just so easy going so when she complains i know it must be REALLY bad.
honestly i have no idea if i will be catching tatum up on her shots i may just choose to be finished with immunizing all together. i know that there are passionate people out there on both sides of this subject and i am stuck smack dab in the middle. i understand both side...but really do they work? i don't know. my experiences tell me that there are no guarantees and i don't know if i'm willing to use my children for this experiment anymore. i'm just so worried and up until now i have held them while this was done to them. huge guilt.