(Closed) Very Sad baby story….story+pictures

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i saw this a few weeks ago, so sad i crie reading it 🙁

 

can you get the shot anytime during pregancy? i think ive already recieved it during my first pregancy but i iwll have to double check!

Post # 18
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We have an outbreak of whooping cough (pertussis) in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver right now. What they have found is that immunity to pertussis wears off over time. Adults previously thought to be immune  (either from previous vaccinations or the actual illness) are contracting the illness.

Our health authorities are now offering free pertussis boosters to any pregnant women, and those who are in contact with small children.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is sad. What’s scary is that I don’t know how to keep track of everything that should be tested for, vaccinated against, etc. The other day, baby Avery passed away from SMA. It’s great that the parents are raising awareness – I just wish all that info could be in one place.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

This is so sad. I’m so proud of this mommy for turning her pain into apositive messege.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Im crying….such a beautiful baby girl. The poor thing!!! I can’t even imagine…

Post # 22
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Is this considered malpractice on her doctor’s fault?  I know it won’t bring back her beautiful baby, but it could have been prevented.  What a terrible thing to go through.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

This is such a sad story…made me cry and I am at work!

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was vaccinated as a child but actually had a bad bout of whooping cough as a 25year old adult.

The vaccinations, especially the ones given in the 80’s, are known to wear off over time. Get vaccinated early in your pregnancy!

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@stargal34- I would ask your doctor. I’m not sure if you can get it in the first trimester but I know a lot of people get it when they are pregnant.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Very sad, but an important reminder for women to get their vaccinations updated prior to TTC!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

With the increase in the number of people opting out of vaccination programs or choosing to use an “alternate” program, these types of mosty eradicated diseases are going to become more and more common. 

This is horribly sad, but I highly doubt the doctor would be found at fault.  It would depend on so many factors, and honestly, by the time her cough presented, the vaccine wouln’t have been effective anyways as she already had the disease.  It is impossible to lay blame on any door from the limited information shared in this story. 

The automatic “can we sue” mentality makes me mad (not just here in this story but in life in general).  If people educated themselves they wouldn’t look to blame someone else for their own failings.  As a parent I use any and every resource available to me to maintain the health and welfare for my family.  I am sure there is a list of reccommended vacines and a protocol for expectant mothers out there.  Maybe SHE could be charged with negligence or child abuse, who knows.  I am NOT saying I think she should, but just putting the shoe on the other foot, who is ULTIMATELY responsible in this situation??  The doctor didn’t make the choice for her, they make reccommendations.  It’s up to the individual person to make an educated dcision.

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Take The Reins:  “With the increase in the number of people opting out of vaccination programs or choosing to use an “alternate” program, these types of mosty eradicated diseases are going to become more and more common.”

I totally agree. There have been outbreaks of whooping cough, mumps, and other mostly eradicated diseases at schools throughout the U.S. due to people opting out of vaccination. Children are dying for no reason, and the worst part about it is it doesn’t just affect the people who opt out of vaccination. Children who cannot be vaccinated due to other health problems depend on that “herd immunity” that will cease to exist if more and more people opt out. Anyway, it makes me angry just thinking about it and anxious for when I start having children.

I realize this woman could/should have been vaccinated for pertussis herself, but it is still true that the number of pertussis cases are increasing due to vaccinations decreasing. If herd immunity were more reliable, then she and her baby may not have gotten the illness.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Scc6a:  Yeah, it’s frustrating as a parent, or even just as a human that others knowlingly choose to endanger themselves and others.  Yes, everyone has a right to make thier own choices, but when their choices affect the masses so negatively, it’s hard to believe in that freedom.

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Take The Reins:  Exactly, I feel the same way! This case makes me think of an article I read in Slate a few years ago that really stuck with me, particularly this anecdote: “In 2008 in San Diego, a 7-year-old boy whose parents refused vaccines contracted measles while on a family trip to Switzerland. Before realizing how sick he was, the boy went to school and infected four other kids at school, after having already infected his two siblings. He then infected four other children who happened to be in the waiting room at his pediatrician’s office. Three of those children were too young to have received their MMR vaccines. One of those infants was hospitalized; another traveled on an airplane while infectious.”

This poor woman’s illness had to have come from somewhere. It would be difficult to pinpoint, but it may very well have been a situation like the one in this article.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2009/10/a_pox_on_you.html

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