Anyone?! I was assuming the non vaxers could help me with a bit of info!
I am wondering if there is any information out there, that is reliable and credible about vaccines and connective tissue diseases.
I am not wondering if vaccines cause, but rather if a child has a connective tissue disease, what can happen to that child.
My son has always had respiratory problems since birth, and I had decided to delay shots with him before he was even born until age two. At age two I decided to give him just the Hib, even though something in my gut was saying NO! My two previous children had always been vaccinated, yet with my third, something told me before he was even born to withhold. So anyway, at age two he recieved the Hib. On September 1st. Well, on September 20th he had a horrible breathing episode that required a hospital stay. Since that time, he has had flareups every TWO MONTHS. And these flare ups do not respond to steriods or anything. After eight visits to Rochester. And two to Amplatz, they figured out after a CT that he has a deformed upper right bronchial tube. He also has a narrow subglottis and a mild concaved chest. The pulmologist is having us come back down to check him for connective tissue diseases as she does not believe in coincedences. Nor do I.
So, anyway, I am thinking that what happened is, although he has had this rare congenital defect since birth, I always believed the vaccine worsened his condition. NEVER was he hospitalized until twenty days passed the vaccine, and we have been living a personal hell with his flareups every two months since. I am so grateful that I listened to my mother instincts when he was born, I do believe had he recieved the Hep at birth, he would have died. I can't sugar coat that assumption.
So, I'm looking for information about children who have immune disease, or connective tissue disease and how vaccines affect them. I am not wondering so I can vaccinate him, because I KNOW he shouldn't be. And, I stopped vaccinating with all of my children the day he was born. Please help me, as this has been a never ending war. And we do have a diagnosis, yet I'm still trying to get all the pieces to the puzzle together!