Hypothetical "What would you do?"

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Hypothetical "What would you do?"
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Wed, 09-09-2009 - 5:53pm

This question is for those parents that have chosen not to vaccinate based on information they have read on the interwebz.

What would you do if your child caught and died or was permanently disabled from a disease that they were supposed to be vaccinated against early in life?

Who would you blame? Would you try to sue someone?

I'm not trying to flame anyone for their choices, but I've always wondered this "what if". Just as I'm free to choose to vax my child, everyone else is free to not to.

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Registered: 12-27-2005
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 10:34pm

generally speaking, we don't play the "what if" game in our house, but I'll bite ...

I'd be devastated at the loss of my child for ANY reason. Who would I sue? God? They are only mine while they are here on earth. If God wants them back, there's little that I can do to stop that from happening.

 

Tracy - wife to Ron since 9/9/03, mom to college sophomore, Jason (18), high school Junior Chase
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Fri, 09-11-2009 - 3:05am
They suffer from anthrax? Or GBS? It's not really one of "those" diseases.
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Fri, 09-11-2009 - 6:04am
I love that you're so close to your daughter despite not being able to breastfeed. I can't stand reading people say that mothers who do breastfeed are closer to their children. I believe a mom can bond feeding their baby a bottle because it's not like only breastfeeding moms hold their kids and formula feeding moms just plop their kids in the crib with the bottle and let them fend for themselves or something.
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Fri, 09-11-2009 - 6:05am
I was talking about a dying from a disease of which a vaccine *does* exist.
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Fri, 09-11-2009 - 6:08am

If you don't ever consider "what if" situations, then how can you be sure you have fully researched?

I mean if you think about it, a mom that chooses not to vax considered the "what ifs" and chose not to vaccinate because "what if my child catches the disease they are being vaccinated against?" and "what if my child has autism and the vaccine triggers it?".

A "what if" question keeps people from being too one-sided.




Edited 9/11/2009 6:09 am ET by serenitysmum
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Fri, 09-11-2009 - 8:11am

I made my decision a long time ago.

 

Tracy - wife to Ron since 9/9/03, mom to college sophomore, Jason (18), high school Junior Chase
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Fri, 09-11-2009 - 9:18am

Sorry, because most on here know me, I have a tendency to short write...


No, they developed GBS after receiving anthrax (as in the vaccine).

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Rands

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Fri, 09-11-2009 - 9:22am
I just try and look at the intentions - and I believe most people have good intentions when giving their opinion.
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Rands

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Fri, 09-11-2009 - 9:24am
If I asked myself "what-if" on every situation, I'd drive myself nuts. Personally, I like the rule of no "what-ifs". Live it day by day - cuz quite frankly, there's never a guarantee about tomorrow.
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Rands

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Fri, 09-11-2009 - 9:25am
Amen!

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