When Austin was born, I was confronted by two different doctors and a whole mess of nurses who felt it was their right to tell me [the new mother] how horrid I was for not giving him shots and eye gloob. They tried to scare me into doing it by spouting off facts and other mumbo jumbo. But what they didn't know is that I'd done my own research and wasn't scared by the big words they'd used. I was fully aware of the risks and benefits of each decision and stuck to my guns. They had the head honcho pediatrician come in to warn me and I signed off saying that I rejected their stuff.
I didn't like having to fight when I was emotionally and physically compromised. I mean *waves* "HELLO! Just had a kid here!! Can I have a team of people to back ME up?" [well, I DID! go hubs, ma, and bestie!] I feel that it's probably going to be a fight again for what we've decided. I just don't want to go it alone. *le sigh*
Just to recap:
We're refusing the following vaccines outright: Hepatitis B, Diptheria, Pneumococcal, Polio, Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Hepatitis A.
We're considering: Rotavirus, Meningococcal
We're going through with: Tetanus, Pertussis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b [Hib]
I'm currently searching for a delayed schedule that I'm comfortable with. I'll update later on that...
The point is...so many of my friends and other people that I come across don't question their doctors. I've encountered so many "you should do this" and "you need to do this" and even "you HAVE to do this" and I know others have, yet I seem to be one of the few who comes back with "WHY?" I don't TRY to be difficult, I suppose I just am. In my opinion, why wouldn't you ask? These are major events in your life so why not arm yourself with as much research and information as possible? *shrugs*
I'm getting off my soapbox now. I've gotta get the chub ready for a doc appointment. His butt is having issues again...
pee dot ess. Can you believe the lady taking my info yesterday at my follow up appointment for my ankle didn't know what fenugreek was? idk....