Chicken Pox!!!

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by hippychickmommy, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. daisymae

    daisymae Senior Member

    Also, the vaccine isn't 100% effective and doesn't last for is way too new for me...who knows what long-term effects it has...
  2. hippychickmommy

    hippychickmommy Sugar and Spice

    Yeah, I thought it was a bit crazy to have to file it and all. I wasn't prepared to get a phone call about that!

    In the nurse's defense, she didn't know that my twins weren't vaccinated for the pox so I don't think she was using it as a scare tactic. But yeah, I wish she hadn't told me that. I was okay with everything until she said it!

    Guess maybe I'm paranoid. When it comes to my kids, I'm always worried it seems. The ped's office was all laid back about it and here I am thinking oh my goodness, what the heck did I do?! I was just going by the advice given to me by the ped about letting my daughter get the pox naturally, so I figured, if I wasn't vaccinating her, why would I vaccinate her twin brother? I hate when I second guess myself.

  3. HippyLove

    HippyLove Visitor

    Awww I am so sorry for your son HCM!! Blech!
  4. hippychickmommy

    hippychickmommy Sugar and Spice

    Yes, my oldest was vaccinated, and here he is with it anyway, although it's supposed to be a milder form, which is why I wonder if it was the right decision not to get the vax for the twins.

    It is pretty new, only came out in 1995 and there have been a lot of mixed reviews about it.
  5. hippychickmommy

    hippychickmommy Sugar and Spice

    Thanks! He's doing okay, I'm thinking *crosses fingers* it's going to be a mild case for him.
  6. daisymae

    daisymae Senior Member

    Some people get off on scaring makes them feel powerful and all-knowing..
  7. hippychickmommy

    hippychickmommy Sugar and Spice

    Uggghh, that's not right. :(
  8. daisymae

    daisymae Senior Member

    It's true topic...when I had my first baby, and was still in the hospital, I was told by a junior-wanna-be-a-doctor-someday that my son had a hole in his heart....

    Then she left the room to go get a real doctor....I CRIED and CRIED....she had no business telling me that, she just wanted to make sure I knew it was her who found it, like I would think she was great or something. I really didn't care if Godzilla discovered it....

    It's been 7 years...I hope she has gotten some bedside manner....
  9. YankNBurn

    YankNBurn Owner

    Damn school nurses feeling they are able to file reports for the medical community? I wonder if she has heard of privacy acts? When I was a kid the first kid to get chicken pox all the other parents made sure there kids got put with that kid so everyone could get it over with. Schools used to all but advertise the fact just to get the whole thing done, most by they time you see it, its far too late. Death and serious problems are rare in kids over 1 and under 15.

    Now the CDC says ppl who did not get the shot will suffer more but then in the same sentence they say ppl who got the shot wont get the pox so yeah can we hear BULLSHIT, there, now WebMD supports what I wrote about the under 1 and over 15.
  10. hippychickmommy

    hippychickmommy Sugar and Spice

    My twin son was diagnosed with a hole in his heart when he was born. On his last visit to the cardiologist, he felt that it had closed, but we go for another evulation with an ultrasound check in August. It scared the crap out of me when they told me he had the hole in his heart, so I can totally relate to the feeling you had and the crying and crying. I did the same thing. :(
  11. hippychickmommy

    hippychickmommy Sugar and Spice

    I was just reading a parenting site about the whole chicken pox vaccine debate, and wow, you hear bad things for not vaxing and bad things for vaxing. The thing I don't understand is, we survived so many years without a vaccine for it, almost everyone you talk to had the chicken pox as a child and although some had worse cases than others, survived it with no lasting effects, but now there's this thing about making it mandatory for children to have the vax before going to school, and using tons of scare tactics and making you feel like a horrible parent for not having them get the CP vax? I mean, I'm beating myself up to death here wondering if I made the right choice and I know I'm a damn good mother who loves her children and doesn't want to see any harm come to them. :(

  12. Peanuts

    Peanuts Nutz

    My oldest was vaccinated too and he had a mild case of the pox. He only had about 10 of them. They can still get it but it's not any where near as bad without it.

    Is it too late to have your twins vaccinated?
  13. KozmicBlue

    KozmicBlue Senior Member

    Aww poor little guy, I hope he'll be ok soon! Chicken pox really sucks.
  14. hippychickmommy

    hippychickmommy Sugar and Spice

    Well when I called the ped's office and asked if there was anything I could do for the twins, the nurse said that since they had already been exposed, that I would have to just wait and see, let it run it's course.
  15. hippychickmommy

    hippychickmommy Sugar and Spice

    Thanks, I hope so too... [​IMG]
  16. daisymae

    daisymae Senior Member

    Unecessary vaccines will just cause viruses to mutate are become something worse, IMO.

    We don't get the flu shot either...I felt scared about not doing it at first (those scare tactics work...), but then we found out it had mercury in it, so I felt better about not injecting it into my already-autistic son....
  17. Peanuts

    Peanuts Nutz

    The flu shot is the only vaccination I won't get for me or my boys. I've heard some horrible stories after people have gotten it. Near death experiences.
  18. mudpuddle

    mudpuddle MangaHippiePornStar Lifetime Supporter

    I Got Chicken Pox at 2 Years of Age...

    Don't Really Remember it...I Have No Scarring...
  19. hippychickmommy

    hippychickmommy Sugar and Spice

    Wow, I didn't realize that one of your sons is autistic!

    I refuse the flu shot as well. They make me nervous because of the mercury, and I don't know, I just don't have a good feeling about them in general. Neither my husband nor I have ever gotten the flu shot either.

    And I have to agree, those scare tactics nearly worked on me last year. I seriously considered getting the shots, but decided against it. I'm glad that I did.

    No one else in my family gets the flu shot either.
  20. hippychickmommy

    hippychickmommy Sugar and Spice

    I've heard some crazy stories too. Plus, isn't the vax made to protect against last season's flu strain? So really, what good will it do for the present season's flu strain, which would differ from the last?

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