Raquel - posted on 10/08/2010 ( 41 moms have responded )
When my son was having immunization shots, that was right about when Cindy Crawford was all over tv about not having her children immunized. My mom wanted me to look into it. My answer to my mom was, "Would I'd rather risk my child having autism or watching my child die from a disease I could have prevented?"
My son gets his vaccinations. He becomes irritable, has a slight fever. Which was suppose to be normal for some. Then he was crying, he had a higher fever, and looked like he was in such pain. I took him to his pediatrician. My son had a blockage the size of my fist!
I don't know what happened, but after his shots, something did trigger something. My son was not the same from then on. Maybe it wasn't the shots or had nothing to do with the shots, I really can't say. However, I do know my son was different from then on.
I took my son to doctors & none wanted to diagnose him. They all said to wait until he started kindergarten, which was exactly what I did not want.
Sure enough, my son is diagnosed with autism.
How am I suppose to feel when I take my son in for his annual check-up & they offer him a flu shot? I feel guilty when I say no. Then again, my reasoning is, I've never had a flu-shot & I've done just fine.
My son is 11 now. When he is 12, he will have to be immunized for meningitis... I will give my son the vaccination because I would hate for my son to ever have that & go through that. However, in the back of my mind, I will be wondering... am I really doing the right thing?
Immunizations should not be a russian roulette game.