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How do i go about this? ~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
7th Mar '13

At DS's last appointment, I was with him for his first set of shots with his dr. He got 3 & then screamed bloody murder for 30 minutes straight, even after he fell asleep he was still whimpering & crying. It traumatized him. Everytime I would lay him down on a hardish surface(changing table)he would start crying like I was going to give him a shot. He started freaking out over small things & he had bad night sweats for a week or two after the shots. Well he's scheduled for a 4 month checkup & more shots for the 19th but I don't want him getting more shots at least until he's older & they are required.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7054 posts
7th Mar '13

Tell the dr they aren't touching your child till he is older. If your state only has religious beliefs or medical reasons for not vaccinating tell them its your religious beliefs that he doesn't receive any more at this point. Your child your decision

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
7th Mar '13

Take him in for his weight and development check and then just let them know you don't want anymore vaccines at this point and you will start getting them again once he is older. Just don't let them talk you into doing anything you don't want to do.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
7th Mar '13

I would attribute a baby crying on a hard surface to PTSD. I'm a grown ass woman and still cry when I get a flu shot, but I get them because I want to be as healthy as possible.

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
7th Mar '13

I just don't find them necessary because we are at home nearly 24/7. Sick people aren't allowed in my home & DS hasn't been in public more than a couple times. That was for quick grocery shopping trips too. DH always gets a flu shot but I don't because last time I did it lowered my immune system so badly that the swine flu almost killed me a week afterwards

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting White Chocolate Milk:</b>" Take him in for his weight and development check and then just let them know you don't want anymore vaccines ... [snip!] ... and you will start getting them again once he is older. Just don't let them talk you into doing anything you don't want to do."</blockquote>



Thanks :) btw, do you know what the requirements/waiver laws are in AL?

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting White Chocolate Milk:</b>" Take him in for his weight and development ... [snip!] ... anything you don't want to do."</blockquote> Thanks :) btw, do you know what the requirements/waiver laws are in AL?"


From what I know, it is ok to wait unless your LO will be in daycare. Once he gets school age they are required unless you have a religious exemption. I have somewhat selectively vacc'd DS and haven't had any issues with it, so I'm sure it would be fine it you just waited a little while.

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting White Chocolate Milk:</b>" From what I know, it is ok to wait unless your LO will be in daycare. Once he gets school age they are ... [snip!] ... selectively vacc'd DS and haven't had any issues with it, so I'm sure it would be fine it you just waited a little while."</blockquote>



That's what I read on google too but I'm mobile so it takes a minute to find anything useful on google.

Barbieʚϊɞ Florida 11401 posts
7th Mar '13

how old is the son ?

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
7th Mar '13

Almost 4 months old

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" I just don't find them necessary because we are at home nearly 24/7. Sick people aren't allowed in my ... [snip!] ... but I don't because last time I did it lowered my immune system so badly that the swine flu almost killed me a week afterwards"</blockquote>




Would you rather him get them now and not remember them later or give them to him all at once right before school?



And as far as him being at the house, he's going to go shopping, play with other kids, go to birthday parties, travel, etc.