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|Sat, 08-30-2003 - 1:04am|
I DID take him for the shots today, but only out of fear.
On August 4th I took my son (13 mos) for outpatient surgery (undescended testicles). The surgeon came out after he was done and informed us that he had called Children's Services on us because #1, our son had a small burn on his finger and #2, because he noticed that Ethan was not up to date on his shots which he said is "totally unheard of these days".
He had already called an ambulance to come and get our child (who was waking up from surgery, crying for Mommy...but Mommy is busy being told that her baby is being sent away to the Childrens Hospital, ARRGH!). So, we stayed a night in the hospital (jail) and had to explain many times why he was behind on shots. After explaining that we would catch him up and after a week of Hell (specialists, social workers etc...) it was decided that we were fine parents and our case was closed. Yay!
I have been "on the fence" for awhile about shots. My two older children did get them all but I didn't know much then and never questioned it. My new baby got the 2 month shots and that was it. Partially because he was sick ALL winter and couldn't get them, but also because I just hadn't quite decided where I stood on this issue.
I guess my mind was made up for me. Unfortunately, I get his shots done or I deal with social workers on my doorstep and the thought of my children being taken away is more than I can bear :o(