Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Autism and vaccines...

I never thought that this would become an issue for me and their family. Colton is coming up on his 2 month check - up... This appointment, as many might know, comes with 4 shots for your child. With the other 2 kids, reports of autism and vaccines weren't as prominent. Now with Colton, many family and friends have different ideas on this subject. I have made the decision to get the vaccines, but I am going to spread them out. If you think about it.....4 major shots being put in a little ones body that weighs no more than 12 lbs (Colton is probably bigger than that..haha) might put the body in some extra stress. I have opted to just make more appointments. I still think vaccines are very important...but I don't want to take any chances if I don't have to....

I just wanted to see how everyone else feels on this issue......There is nothing more important than the children in our lives.....

9 comments:

Marci said...

I did a lot of thinking and talked to Dr. Green about it before we did the shots. If I were you, I would spread them out, but that is my opinion.

Amanda KP said...

hhhmmmmm....i feel negligent....i just held my kids down and watched them poke needle after needle into those precious, chunky legs!!!
you're right....i hardly heard anything 9 years ago when we started all these vaccines....scary!!
this is definitely an issue for you and God!!!! i know you will do what is best for your babies!!!

Emma said...

It makes more sense to spread them out..I'm with Amanda..I remember when they gave Cole those shots...I don't know who it was more tramatic for-him or me>>>AWFUL.

Sharon said...

I think it's smart to spread them out. We didn't, but after hearing so many reports, I know for sure I would if I had another. I think you are doing the right thing even though it's a pain in the rear to go that many times.

Dawn Jenkins said...

i had a huge fear about this with Kade...not Drew, but Kade. I opted to not do any shots until his 3rd Birthday. I do feel they are important, but decided to just hold off until his little body got bigger and we were past the two year marker. Boys are so likely to be diagnosed and Kade has ADD in his genetics... I BELIEVE that God gives different people different answers to this prayer. For Drew I felt completely at peace, but God never gave me that peace until after I made the decision to wait with Kade. I know if God has told you to spread them out, when you called on His name with this issue, that HE will/has shown you great and marvelous things (Jer 33:3) and we know that He has a future filled with hope and prosperity for your baby boy (Jer 29:11). Love ya Steph!

Amy said...

You know how I feel about this. I definately see both sides of the spectrum...Kenna Mae almost died of whooping cough 2 weeks shy of her 2 month shots, and yet, baby Johnny has been diagnosed with autism. It is all so stinkin scary! I would DEFINATELY not decide to skip them all together, but spread them out. I think you are making a very wise decision for sweet baby Colton!

I picked up Jenny McCarthy's new book yesterday and after reading the first chapter am SO thankful that my babies are OK!!

I hope you have an easy trip to the big city!!

Anonymous said...

Predilection casinos? experimentation this environmental [url=http://www.realcazinoz.com]casino[/url] manoeuvre and wing it opprobrium online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at www.realcazinoz.com .
you can also into our additional [url=http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com]casino[/url] barter something at http://freecasinogames2010.webs.com and in prospect realized fabulously misled !
another late-model [url=http://www.ttittancasino.com]casino spiele[/url] conspire is www.ttittancasino.com , because german gamblers, submit c be communicated sooner than magnanimous online casino bonus.

Anonymous said...

I read this forum since 2 weeks and now i have decided to register to share with you my ideas. [url=http://inglourious-seo.com]:)[/url]

Anonymous said...

Making money on the internet is easy in the hush-hush world of [URL=http://www.www.blackhatmoneymaker.com]blackhat seo forums[/URL], Don’t feel silly if you don't know what blackhat is. Blackhat marketing uses not-so-popular or not-so-known ways to generate an income online.