*UPDATE 2 dx**My 6 year old's arm after getting shots on Wednesday *pics in replies* * pictures showing location page 4 replies 34,35,37*
My husband made the decision based on the old "I have mine so they need theirs" argument. With the type of relationship we have (sub/dom or m/s), we have discussed this with great detail for the last almost 6 years. Vaxing stopped at 1 year with each child. But my husband made the final decision and even though i disagreed i followed through.. HUGE MISTAKE
My oldest (7) needed 5 but with mixing of 2 he only got 3 pokes. He did NOT have side effects besides soreness. My youngest (6) needed 6 but with mixing of 2 he only got 4 pokes. He has had a low grade fever 100.2-101.8) since Wednesday, it finally broke last night, he also had soreness. He would not let me look at the injection sites because "I'm a tough boy mom". I got a glimpse of his arm this morning and HE HAS A RED SPOT THAT IS RAISED AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S NORMAL OR NOT!!!!!
I know it's normal the first couple of days, but this long after????
3 pictures will be in the replies because I am mobile.
UPDATE- I CALLED THE DOCTORS OFFICE (DON'T OPEN UNTIL 10:30 ON SATURDAY) AND HAD TO WAIT FOR A CALL BACK FROM A NURSE. WHEN SHE CALLED SHE LET ME KNOW SHE HAD HIS CHART AND WANTED THE DOCTOR TO SEE HIM BECAUSE IT COULD BE AN ALLERGIC REACTION OR IRRITATED OR SOMETHING ELSE. I ASKED HER ABOUT IF HE GOT A TB TEST AND HE DID NOT GET ONE. I GO IN AT 12 SO IF I DON'T ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS OR REPLY TO YOU I AM DRIVING OR AT THE DOCTOR. I WILL UPDATE WHEN I FIND OUT
I APPRECIATE EVERYONE WHO GAVE ADVICE OR ASKED QUESTIONS TO GET MORE INFORMATION TO HELP. UPDATE 2: Well it's not an allergic reaction thank god! He has a bacterial infection from the nurses not getting all of the bacteria off with the alcohol pad and the bacteria getting inside of the puncture wound. I am glad it's not more serious and can be cured by an antibiotic named Clindamycin HCL 300mg capsule taken by mouth 3 times a day for 7 days. I have to take him back if it starts to ooze or gets any bigger. I asked her about the location of the area, and she said the actual puncture wound is where it should be due to him getting 2 shots in each arm. yes I think I might have overrated some but not getting shots to my child having that big red area kinda pissed me off. I let her know about him hiding his arms with t-shirts covering the area and was told he isn't the first kid to do that... He didn't really want to show her because as he said"I can tough it out" Thank you everyone for all of your help! I am still going thru the replies.