Kellina ~ Loving wife to Tommy~ SAHomeschooling Christian Mama to 7!
Expecting Baby #8- EDD Jun
I actually caught rubella twice in my tween years; both times very mild. It's possible those that didn't show symptoms are already immune (from a-symptomatic response or they have the immunity of Hecules, lol.) Either way, at least it's done with now. Unusual vaccine failure, lmao about that one:D
I don't have a lot of time but I absolutely had to reply to this.
"of course the doctor's say it is just an unusual vaccine failure."
It's NOT unusual at all.
"My ds who got it really bad is still getting over it.. it is suppose to be about a 3 day rash...he is getting better everyday but still can see his rash all over."
Doctors tell parents (all the time) that if their vaccinated child gets the disease then the disease will be a very light case. That is the biggest lie!!! Not even close to the truth. I've been there, done that, and so have two other Mom's that I know. It may be the case sometimes, but certainly not every time.
You've probably already discovered these things but I want to mention them anyway....By the time the rash shows up, the period of contagiousness may be almost over. In other words, they expose everyone to the disease long before you know they have it. Also, I have read that with some diseases (I think it was chickenpox) a child may require more than one exposure before they actually "catch" the disease. Something else I believe to be true is that not everyone will present the rash and symptoms but may still get the immunity from the exposure. If your other children don't get the full-blown measles (except the breastfed child) then you may want to have their titers done. You may find out that they have immunity even though they never presented symptoms.
And lastly - can I bring my 4 yr old to your house? Just kidding, LOL. But I am jealous - now you never have to worry about them getting the measles as an adult. And how is your Mom doing? I hope it wasn't terribly bad but it usually is when adults get it.
Please read the following information. I don't have time to read them first, I'm just gonna post them all. Please don't bring their fevers down with drugs. Use the bathtub instead. Sometimes it (the combination of rash, fever and NSAID's) can be a problem but not every time. (You may already know that but others don't.) Most of these came from Tash, the CL for this board...
And this one is on Vitamin A and measles...Vitamin A is very beneficial.
Thanks for your reply. :-) They don't have English measles... its Rubella- German measles.. so no high fevers or anything like that.. only 2 of them had very mild fevers. We have been doing oatmeal baths and vit C and lots of rest and yummy nutrious foods. Everyone looks good today.. my ds who got the worst case is still bumpy all over..but its not red or easily seen anymore.. but you can still feel the bumps on his skin. He is taking longer to get over it but is fine and feels fine.
My mother had a pretty mild case of it too- this is the second time she has had this from the new info I got from my grandmother. She told me my mom had a very mild case of it as a child and that's why she probably got it again from who knows where- I told my mom she probably caught it from some recently vacc'd kid secreting their bodily fluids all over the walmart shopping basket handle...eeeewwwwwww!! ROFL! Makes ya think twice...lol!
Anyhow- thanks for the replys! :-)
Dang it, I must be really tired...it's even in the title! Ok, so you want some rubella links? :) You're probably sick of reading about it if you're like me. When my kid got chickenpox I read so much that I ended up telling the doctor's things they had never heard before.
In your Mom's case all I could think about after reading was that it's probably going to happen a whole lot more in the future (people getting a disease more than once). It just seems to fit perfectly with everything I've read. Lack of exposure will mean that adults will get childhood diseases for the second and third time. Unlike in the old days when you were glad to get the disease because you knew it would be the first and last time you got it. (One of the measles links above may talk about that I'm not sure.)
Even the respected medical journals have published articles that describe how exposure to chickenpox keeps shingles at bay. It really makes me wonder because there has always been that tale of the person who got a disease twice. Maybe that person simply was not exposed often enough?
I hope everyone gets well soon. I had rubella as a child also :)
Nice to hear of Doctor who admits its a mild childhood illness.