Hello, I am new to this group. I always said I would vaccinate as long as my child did not have an adverse reaction that concerns me. My daughter is fully vaccinated. She never had an adverse reaction...... not even fussiness after vaccines. I never worried. For whatever reason with Fin I worried about getting him his first set of vaccines. He never received the Hep B vaccine at birth, nor did he receive vitamin K via injection. At his 2 month check-up I reluctantly agreed to the Pediarex and rotavirus vaccines. When pressing his care provider for more information I was only given vague incomplete information. He cried more than usual over the next few days (sometimes 30 minutes at a time). It was not a fussy cry either, it was high pitched scream. He did not want to nurse as much as usual.
I decided to allow him to receive his 4 month vaccines (Thursday). I was thinking that maybe I was overly worried, and that he was fine (not unusual for me). That night after he received his vaccines was horrible. He screamed and cried for over an hour. He is an amazing baby and hardly ever cries, so this very unusual for him. It was once again a high pitched scream that reminded me of how he screamed when receiving the vaccines. I couldn't get him to nurse, I just walked around our living room trying to calm him down. He finally passed out due to what I believe was exhaustion. Yesterday he seemed like he was getting better. Today he seems back to normal. He is back to squealing with delight instead of screaming and being fussy/not wanting to nurse.
After this experience I am going to try to first, find a pediatrician that is more knowledgeable and accepting of parents that decide to delay/selective/no vax. Mine was no help. I was made to feel guilty when expressing concern. I am also going to delay anymore vaccines. I don't want to find out what happens next time. He seems to negatively react to the vaccines more so with each set. It is kind of scary.
Has anyone else experienced this? Can you share your story with me, and what you eventually decided to do? I am not going to lie, I still very nervous about what happened. I am glad to see that he is going back to normal, but I am still anxious. We never had issues with Saylor. We are both concerned.
Mommy to little Miss. Saylor, and little Mr. Finley.