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|Sun, 07-25-2010 - 5:41pm|
I am piggy backing on my other post about the antidepressants I was on with that child.
Here is the other thing. I have 5 children. The first 4 were fully vaccinated. My dh and I never had these vaccinations as they were not even on the market when we were born. Most adults have never had the vaccinations expected of children today.
Anyway, 1st child had birth trauma. Then had ADHD and PDD-NOS. I always figured it was the birth trauma. Of course, he was speech delayed.
2nd child, speech delayed and had auditory processing disorder.
3rd speech delayed more than ay of the others. Has PDD-NOS that can look like classic autism at times, but often you cannot tell. It depends on if he is having a neltdown or not. He had NO pre-autism signs. He was way ahead in every way. Physically, he slowed down a lot after the MMR. He stopped gaining weight and might have lost some. He had no emotional or behavioral signs of ASD yet though. Then at 2 yrs old, he got a flu shot. He went down hill very quickly after. He started to have screaming meltdowns. He would just scream and scream and throw things and throw things off shelves. It was awful. He went from the happiest little boy ever, to miserable and unpredictable. He also started refusing to speak when he did not want to, like when he had anxiety and such.
4th child, mostly vaccinated. Speech delayed, no other problems. But he does not seem to be learning how to read. The only vaccination he did not have was the 4 yr MMR, but he did have the 1 yr old one. He is way ahead in math in school, about one grade level. But does not seem to be learning how to read yet. But he is only 6 so we have time.
5th child, not vaccinated hardly at all. He did get the DTP because of all the cases of whooping cough. He is almost a year old and has 6 words in his vocabulary! That is ahead actually.
I read that vaccinations have been associated with the wide range of communication disorders, which go from dyslexia to full blown Autism to what is in between (speech delays and other forms of Autism disorders).
We kept saying when we were having this baby that if he ends up being our first non speech delayed child, after 4 speech delayed children, we would blame the vaccinations. Then it ended up turning out that way, so far. I will stlll be out on this until he turns 3.
What do you think?