4 month immunizations..I kind of avoided them until now, but for this reason

Chantale - posted on 02/19/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )

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When he got his 2 month shots, he was sooo cranky. So I kind of avoided the 4 month shots...until yesterday. And, of course, he is crying, and won't go to sleep. He just wants to be held all the time(which i have been doing). He is spitting up a lot more then usual, and just doesn't feel good. Poor thing!! Did anyone else have this problem??? I'm wondering if this is a normal reaction others have had??

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Louise - posted on 02/23/2010

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I have always gave tylenol right before we leave the house for shot apts. My older son (11 Yrs) has never had a problem. The younger one seems to sleep more when we come home but it seems like the tylenol helps because he yelps a little but is over it in a matter of 2 min max. Make sure you document any reaction and talk to doc about it though. Hope he feels better.

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Stephanie - posted on 02/24/2010

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we are up to date and my son doesn mind shots at all... except the spot being sore for the next day... like me he bruises... but we do a small dose of tyelnol 3 hrs prior to shots... the needles dont even bother him, he hates being weighed more :)

Chantale - posted on 02/24/2010

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I know!! We are going to get our air ducts cleaned, and hope it takes care of the problem. There may have been cats in the house previously, and it may be that. We will see soon enough.

Tessa - posted on 02/24/2010

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Aww.. poor dogs:( if they have to live outdoors, you really should find a good, new, permanent home for them. :(

Chantale - posted on 02/24/2010

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Well, he has a blocked tear duct that i shoud massage daily to clean it out, and is most likely allergic to animals. So, we will get our air ducts cleaned, and get an air purifier for his room. Build that fence, and put both our dogs outside. And, hopefully he will soon feel better, and not so stuffed up and wheezy!! (easier said than done)

Becky - posted on 02/23/2010

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He may have a cold on top of the shots, poor little guy!
Did he ever have a blocked tear duct? My little guy has since birth and still wakes up with his eye crusted shut sometimes. I'm worried that it's not going to go away on its own and we're going to have to get it done at the hospital.
But anyways, I think given those reactions, I would probably skip, or at least delay, the next round of vaccinations. He might just have a cold too, but, it's hard to really know that for sure and when it all happens right around when he got the shots, it's hard not to be concerned!

Tessa - posted on 02/23/2010

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We don't have this problem becuase we don't vaccinate. Sorry, hope he feeels better soon.

Jennifer - posted on 02/22/2010

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We have delayed all vaxes for now. She hasn't received any. We are delaying until at least the age of two for many reasons. A big reason is, because I wouldn't want her to have an allergic reaction to a vax. I would document the reactions after the shot and bring it up to a doctor.

Chantale - posted on 02/22/2010

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My little guy woke up this morning at 5am screaming with his eye glued shut with sleep, and quite a bit swollen. Ugh. I went to the Doc's, and he said the best thing is to wait till the pediatrican appoinment on wed (for his wheeze and cough). Poor little thing!! I think it is all of this on top of the shots that just makes me worry that it is something serious. I just hope he grows out of it!! (and really hope that he doesn' t have to go for skin prick tests, OMG ill just be crying with him.)

Leander - posted on 02/21/2010

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my son is 21 weeks old nw.. bt will b due for his 5 month shot soon...for his first 2 shots i take him early in the morning when our doctors opens.. i find it better in the morning. i usually take my partner with me coz i can't stand watching my son hav his shot and here him scream which is only little cry but he gets over it. After wen we get home i give a paracetmol and rub down with a cold cloth not to cold thou, and by then he is ready for his sleep...so he not really that crabby...bt it is good to have our child or kids to be vaccinated...in

Darlene - posted on 02/21/2010

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I had all three of my kids vaccinated on time and yes that is just how my 3rd acts. My other 2 had no reaction at all, just cried when they got them and that was it. My 3rd however, gets sick with a fever and spitting up, he even lost his appitite with this last set. The doctor said it is normal for some kids and not to worry but he is my last baby and I don't like seeing him in pain. I don't agree with not vaccinating so I get them done and once they are over he will be protected but I agree it is very heartbreaking to see them in pain and uncomfortable. I think that vaccinating is best for my kids. I have noticed that warm and cold compresses have helped with the discomfort.

Gotsome - posted on 02/21/2010

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We considered an alternate vac schedule as well but in the end decided to go ahead with the recommended schedule minus one & plus Rotavirus. Like you, our little guy was not himself for almost a week, pretty grumpy, fussy & uncomofortable. The first couple of days I gave him Tempra & it seemed to settle him & allow him to fall into a peaceful sleep -the rest I just comforted him as much as possible & presto in a week our little guy was back!!

Becky - posted on 02/20/2010

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I'm always fairly miserable after I get a shot, and I'm an adult, so I can understand a little one not being too happy! I hate getting shots for my little guys! :( Those reactions are fairly common though - fussiness, pain, low fever, sleepiness or lack of sleep. My boys haven't reacted too badly to their shots, except for my oldest did run a bit of a fever after his 18 month ones - but they're always a little clingier than normal. I give them Tylenol the first night at least to help them sleep, and if he seems like he's in pain, a warm bath or warm washcloths on the injection site can help too. And just give him those cuddles!

I'm not sure about the others, but the DTAP is an intermuscular shot, so it does cause quite a bit of soreness afterwards.

I don't delay or split them up, but here, they don't offer the rotavirus or the Hep A or B - unless baby is high risk for some reason. Hep B isn't given until grade 5. Which is good, because I think those are all ones I would refuse anyways.

Sarah - posted on 02/20/2010

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When my son got his 2 month shots, he felt terrible too. He took a nap when we got home from the doctor's office that day, but when he woke up he started screaming and crying like I had never heard him do before. All he wanted was to be held the rest of the day. It was so sad. :( I was worried about the same problem with his 4 month shots, but he didn't seem to have any problems with those.

Julienne - posted on 02/20/2010

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My GP gives them to my little angel whilst she is breastfeeding. She pauses for a minute and then decides feeding is more worthwhile. She's a good girl...

Alison - posted on 02/20/2010

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my daughter gets very fussy after shots but i learned if i have a bottle ready for her right after she gets them and give her a little tylenol when i get home she handles it like its nothing..!

Andrea - posted on 02/20/2010

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I didn't delay my daughters vaccinations. But she screamed through them and for 10-15 minutes after she got them. After she got over the fact she got the needle she slept most of the day. I had to wake her up to feed her.

Chantale - posted on 02/20/2010

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I feel like maybe i should have done that. My neice is not getting the Heb B until around 3 years, and she did fine with her shots (she is 20 months). He seems a bit better today, but he was spitting up sooo much and looked so pale. He just wanted to be held all day, and suck his thumb. I napped with him cause he got so upset whenever I put him down. At least he is napping good today. Hmmm well its done now i guess, but imma going to look into the 6 month ones a little closer.

Noreen - posted on 02/19/2010

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We delay/select vaccinations. Abby has only had 2 Dtap, 1 HIB,and 1PC so far. She only gets 1-2 vaccines at a time so we know what she has a reaction to. And we opted out of getting the rhotovirus vaccination. We are delaying the Heb B until 2 or 3.

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