Hypothetical "What would you do?"

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Registered: 08-09-2009
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: 04-09-2008
Wed, 09-09-2009 - 10:04pm

This may sound heartless, but, I'd consider that mother nature, and wouldn't blame anyone, regardless.


Who would YOU blame if your child died within 2 days of receiving a vaccination with known risks of SIDS, Seizures, GBS, Strokes, Fainting Spells, etc...


Would that be "coincidence" to you?


At least with me, it wouldn't be, then again, vaccinations are not my "holy grail" either.

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Wed, 09-09-2009 - 10:13pm

What does vaccination status have to do with any of your questions?

Neither you, nor anyone that shares your view, can prove that vaccination status has anything to do with how well an organism will fare when introduced to disease causing agents (confounders).

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Wed, 09-09-2009 - 10:20pm
James, as always, love your comments. Only came back cuz you wouldn't talk to me via email and won't talk again til you tell me you love me. Admit it,

Rands

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Registered: 11-17-2007
Wed, 09-09-2009 - 10:34pm
I didn't get all my info on the interwebz as they were not readily available back in the day. I have based my decisions on what i have seen working in daycares, my first son who is partially vaxed and lots of different books, medical reference books and any other articles on the subject i can get a hold of.
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Registered: 03-25-2004
Wed, 09-09-2009 - 10:53pm

My kids are possibly permanently damaged by vaccines.

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Wed, 09-09-2009 - 10:56pm
You ever read "The Shack"?
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Rands

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Registered: 11-10-2005
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 12:15am

Just a lurker... but since you asked about "what ifs..."


Let me tell you about the "what ifs" for my family.

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 12:17am

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I do vaccinate .. so maybe I shouldn't even chime in here .. but I just wanted to point out that most of the things we vaccinate against aren't actually deadly or permanently disabling if contracted by a healthy individual (measles, mumps or rubella, hep A, varicella, rotavirus, pertussis (while uncomfortable and drawn out -- it's not necessarily deadly), pneumonia). Hep B isn't even a concern for infants or young children .. Those are the ones that come to mind right off .. Many vaccines started off being for people/children who are immune compromised or seriously ill with a number of disease processes (i.e. varicella vaccine). OR the vaccines were created for another population entirely .. and then at some point -- they decided "hey, let's add this to the schedule and try to eradicate one more thing .."

I guess that part of my thinking as far as vaccinating my son is that if I can vaccinate him and avoid him catching something that he could in turn, pass on to a child who cannot be vaccinated or who's vaccines do not work -- we could prevent a very ill child from dying from an otherwise relatively harmless disease.

Although every day I come to this board I'm a little bit less convinced that vaccinating my son is a safe thing to do -- which is why we've opted for such a limited / delayed schedule until he is closer to school-age.




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Registered: 03-25-2004
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 11:21am
No, what is "The Shack?"
    Apraxia Awareness
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Registered: 04-09-2008
Thu, 09-10-2009 - 12:18pm
Now that the kids are getting a little older, I can read a little bit more. This was the first book I read from cover to cover in about 4 years. You made a statement which made me think that you might like this book.

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