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

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 33
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1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Scc6a:  Good link, and very true.  Love all the rabid comments afterwards too.

 

@Romantigua:  You are right, it IS crazy.  But unfortunately, it’s the way of the world, the “ME” mentality.  Let’s do what’s best for ME and screw everyone else, and when my kid gets sick or dies, it’s going to be someone elses fault.

True we can’t prevent every disease, and true vaccines sometimes fail, but how in good concience, can a parent expose their child to such risks that are so easily minimized?  As a parent, I would never get over the guilt if my non-immunized child died from a disease that could be vaccinated for.  Or, if my non immunized chiled infected someone who couldn’t receive the vaccines.  But, that’s just me I guess!

Post # 36
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5107 posts
Bee Keeper

@Take The Reins:  I totally agree. It shocks me when parents opt out of vaccines. My heart sinks when we have a baby come in for symptoms consistant with a preventible disease; they are marked as “unvaccinated” in our list of patient complaints. Its terrifying and so upsetting. I literally get nauseated for fear of what it may be when I see it…

Post # 37
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672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Such a sad story.

I had pertusis when I was 16 and I would not wish that on ANYONE in the world, let alone a young girl and her infant child.

I had been vaccinated as a kid but as PP’s have stated we learned the immunity wears off.
When things started I simply thought it was my asthma acting up(it was during early spring softball conditioning) so I broke out my nebulizer and started giving myself treatments. After nearly a month of persistant coughing and feeling the most miserable I’ve ever felt in my life, I brought it up to my parents. I went to the doctor, did a peak flow test and they simply said I was having a particularly bad asthma/allergy season. Coughing and doctors visits continued. I saw specialists. I ended up in the hospital. Had xrays. All this crazy stuff happened. By April I was nearly failing because I had missed so much school and my parents were being questioned about my “suspicious absences.” Apparently coughing up blood, not sleeping, and losing 25lbs due to not eating wasn’t a valid excuse. Finally a doctor deciced to have me tested and I came back positive.
I had to deal with the CDC. We were quarantined. All of my friends and several teachers had to be tested and they sent out this huge letter to all the parents about it.
What was worse was my niece was only 1 at the time and I babysat her after school  and my boyfriend’s mother had a compromised immune system due to her cancer treatments so I was convinced I had killed them both.

I dealt with it for 3 miserable months and even thinking about it makes me cringe. It’s such a preventable illnesses and it’s heartbreaking when people go through something like this. I can’t even imagine what this girl went through.

Post # 38
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1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@SweetHoneyBee:  Yikes!  I had it as a 2 year old, my grandmother was a doctor, so I was quarantined in her home and she took care of me medically.  I wasnt sick very long though, and I don’t recall everything.

SS was said to have whooping cough at 3 (right before he came to live with us) but was later diagnosed with severe allergy induced asthma.

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