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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate...who the hell cares what you decide?

There is a lot of crap stuff on the internet about vaccines and all the horrible things that they do to kids.  There is so much out there that it is difficult to weed out what is true and what is written by some person with an ax to grind.  Right now I don't know if it is the low blood sugar, the fact that I am off my meds, (never a safe thing), or my current living situation but I am sick and tired of all that I have seen.

I gave birth to 7 children and raised 6 of them.  Over the years we fostered 40 babies and young toddlers. All of these kids were vaccinated.  No, before it is falsely assumed, my husband and I didn't blindly take our kids and have them filled full of these terrible chemicals just because it was expected or the thing to do.  Each time they were given their vaccinations it was with forethought and prayer.  We knew the risks and the benefits.

I now have four grandchildren; two have been vaccinated and two have not.  Do I try to persuade the parents of the unvaccinated to mend their ways?  Certainly not!  Do I warn the vaccinated ones to keep them away from the other two?  Let's be real!

Let's talk about the scuttlebutt out there.  I know kids who have been vaccinated who are autistic as well as kids who were not vaccinated who suffer from the same condition.  So what? You think God is going to allow the affliction only with the vaccinated kids? I think not.  I know kids who have been vaccinated who get measles, mumps, chicken pox, etc anyway and those who haven't been vaccinated who never contract these diseases even though they were exposed.  That isn't the point at all.  The choice to vaccinate or not isn't about the ultimate, absolute or the perfect.

The bottom line is what I told my kids when they were growing up and I said no to them: "When you are responsible for your own healthcare and salvation then you can make those decisions. As long as it is up to me you'll do what I think is best."


Amelia said...

Wow. Your title caught my attention today! ; )

After having four daughters with bad reactions, the last with the textbook horrible nightmare reaction, trust me. I am pro-choice when it comes to force-mandated vaccines.

My precious midwife now with a doctorate, who delivered our last baby girl enlightened us, recommending the book "Vaccinations are they Safe or Effective". Interestingly enough, the medical establishment (two nurses from two pediatrician's offices) were very forceful just in their attitude on the subject. I wish I would have gone straight to the doc. A little older and a lot wiser now right?

The vac for my baby girl caused a more than horrible reaction even at a half dose. I still shudder to think how I was coerced and my poor baby girl crying with the classic, high pitched screaming in the car that day. The pediatrician on call was very quick to call back and give instructions. Desperate prayers of this mother were going up that afternoon.

If you are a parent whose children have bad reactions then the rate of what could be tragic or worse incident is one-hundred percent for us.

For me, I have been disappointed with some talk show hosts who should share conservative views who seem very pro-vac, almost making fun of us who choose not to.

I agree with how you ended your blog, we parents should have the choice. We should also be informed not coerced by any nurse, doc, or school etc. as I'm sure you would agree.

Here's an article our daughters' chiropractor recommended today:

I didn't mean to write a novella, but this subject is dear to my heart.


Anonymous said...

I agree with you that it is the parent's choice and responsibility to choose what is best for their own family.
The only person that I have ever known to get measles since the vaccines were introduced was a two-year old fully vaccinated child of a close friend (she is the same age as my oldest).

Blessings Friend, ugotafriend