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December 3rd, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Alexandra's next appointment is on December 21. At this appointment she will receive her first series of shots. I feel so bad about this, but know it is a good thing for her (I have MS and have done plenty of research on immunizing kids and I do think it is a good idea, minus the flu shot).

Anyone else feeling nervous? Anyone already have shots administered to their LO?


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December 3rd, 2012, 04:49 PM
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The twins have had 2 RSV shots each (these are given only to kids with immune issues/lung issues to lessen the severity of RSV). It wasn't fun, but it wasn't awful either. It is a blessing when they are little enough not to know what is in store for them! Once they feel the needle stick they cry, but after minute or two they are back to their normal selves. Nursing before/during/after helps.

Our Pedi. recommends Tylenol for the first 24 hours after any shots. I didn't give the twins any since they didn't seem to show any effects from the shots, but you might ask about it when you go to get the shots.
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December 3rd, 2012, 05:04 PM
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December 3rd, 2012, 05:11 PM
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YES, totally dreading it. Jamison goes in tomorrow morning.
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December 3rd, 2012, 05:23 PM
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Coleson had his 2 month shots last Thursday. It was sad when he cried, but it only lasted a minute or so.

It's either a few minutes of crying or possibly a lifetime of hurt. Getting immunized is sooooo super important. Protecting your baby from serious and deadly deceases is very very imortant to me!!!

So just relax and it will be over before you know it. Like Melissa said, baby Tylenol is ok if they need it for fussiness or a fever.
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December 3rd, 2012, 05:58 PM
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no shots here.
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December 3rd, 2012, 06:12 PM
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Dreading it next week is when we go in. She screamed bloody murder with the PKU
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December 3rd, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Watching my daughter get shots as a toddler (which she got today) is so much harder than watching her get them as an infant. Today her leg stiffened up so much that she was limping this evening. Watching her limp around the room was harder than watching her cry getting the shot. Good grief.
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December 3rd, 2012, 08:15 PM
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Jayden does really well with shots so im not worried at all.
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December 3rd, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Jennifer, which shot did she get that made her limp?? Omg you are traumatizing me.
I've been stressed about shots a lot!! We go back the first week in January so not for a while but I am so not looking forward to it.
Kristen, you do no shots what so ever?? Not even delayed?
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December 3rd, 2012, 08:39 PM
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nina none of my kids have had any shots yet. we had planned to delay until age 2 when ds1 was born but once he reached 2 we felt he was healthy enough to remain unvaccinated, specifically since he contracted swine flu and pneumonia and handled it really well. with ds2 having asthma, we are now considering starting him on some, but will probably leave ds1 unvaccinated. we feel he could handle many of the more common vaccine "preventable" illnesses just fine. but my 2 year old would have a harder time, which is why we are discussing if now is a good time to start with him. we will play it by ear with ruby too. but as of now, no one is vaccinated.
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December 3rd, 2012, 08:47 PM
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I'm honestly not worried. My older two have done fine with the few they have had. I've already declined the Hepatitis one they routinely give at 1 month (declined the birth one as well), and have informed the doctor that I would prefer to wait until at least 6 months to give any shots to Esther. Rebecca and Elias are very behind, and will be getting a whole pile of shots in the coming year, because I am NOT putting more than one shot in their body at a time, and we finally have a doctor willing to vaccinate my kids the way I want them to be (delayed and selectively), when I want them to be.
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December 3rd, 2012, 09:35 PM
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Danika had her shots today. I forgot how horrible it is to watch them go through it. She turned like 10 shades of purple She is pretty cranky tonight. I hate shots!
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December 3rd, 2012, 10:29 PM
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For those of you who delay or skip vaccinations, do you mind sharing your reasons and/or some non-biased sources I could look up on the subject that cover the pros and cons for and against? I really want to do what is best for our family but feel like I just don't have enough good information on the subject. Everything I can find (on both sides of the issue) seems to do a lot of fear mongering rather than fact sharing...
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December 3rd, 2012, 11:10 PM
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We already got ours. She cried for a minute and was fine some breastmilk drops later. She was fussy that evening though.
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December 4th, 2012, 02:13 AM
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Reed had his Friday and cried for just a minute. He was a tad fussy that evening, but nothing a little Tylenol doesn't fix.
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December 4th, 2012, 04:29 AM
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We were going to delay everything until we decided on day care vs a nanny. Obviously these places are infested with germey nasty kids.
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December 4th, 2012, 06:57 AM
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Just an FYI, the DTaP can be a painful shot AFTER the fact. It can make their muscle surrounding the injection site really sore. So anyone who notices a crabby baby a day or two after that particular injection, that might be why.
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December 4th, 2012, 07:22 AM
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I have an irrational fear of shots myself, and the thought of ME getting a shot starts to bring my anxiety level up.

The thought of my BABY getting shots, especially multiple shots, is downright terrifying!

I think I honestly may need to leave the room when she gets them, I'll be a mess.
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December 4th, 2012, 10:05 AM
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For those of you who delay or skip vaccinations, do you mind sharing your reasons and/or some non-biased sources I could look up on the subject that cover the pros and cons for and against? I really want to do what is best for our family but feel like I just don't have enough good information on the subject. Everything I can find (on both sides of the issue) seems to do a lot of fear mongering rather than fact sharing...
All I know is that when people stop vaccinating, the diseases they prevent start making a comeback. That can affect the immunocompromised and the very young and old. It even affects those that have been immunized. My dd got whooping cough a few years back even though she had been immunized against it. This wouldn't have happened if whooping cough hadn't made a comeback. Immunizations have higher rates of effectiveness when everyone gets them. Luckily, my dd got a mild case.
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