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|Wed, 06-11-2003 - 8:01am|
I guess my point is some folks need to stop searching for causes and start seeing the fascinating differences in children. Most of my son's friends are vaxd and they are all so very different. I don't deny the possibilty of vax reactions (like anaphlaxsis) but this whole buisness of vaxs causing ADD, Autism, allergies is just sad. Too much energy is spent fishing around for causes. These problems have been around for centuries.
I got to thinking, this is tongue in cheek of course: my 5yo has Tourettes which showed up at 18 months.......hm, this is about the time I no longer gave him breast milk and organic foods. He also had his first sip of tap water around then. It's just about the time I started washing his clothes in something other than Dreft. It's also near the time that he got stung by a bee and had a strange reaction (hives and vomiting). Oh, and he also fell out of a shopping cart and onto concrete, right on his little, 18mo head.
Could it be any one of these things that causes his Tourettes? Doubt it. Besides, his gma, cousin and uncle all have it. Did any of these things make it worse? Doubt it. But then again, who cares? Michael is brilliant, funny, active, goofy and very, very kind. Cute, too.