The Vaccination Debate

So… I’ve decided to enter the ‘Vaccination Debate’…  Each day I am more and more convinced that my daughter’s Infantile Spasms were due to her 6 month old vaccinations… I am committed to finding answers and hearing all the arguments…  My daughter is still severely immune compromised as her body has developed Neutropenia and for now she CANNOT have any vaccinations, nor would I give her any at this point!

As I mentioned, I am ‘entering’ the debate, meaning that many have gone before me with great information.  I have been reading books and blog posts and wanted to share this one that was passed along to me:

http://lifeonthefrancofarm.blogspot.com/2011/06/6-points-i-would-have-to-believe-before.html
I have read this entire posting and have begun reading the articles she links to from sources like the CDC to the Supreme Court…  Take the time to read, be educated, have an opinion – either way – based on information and not just the guilt trip doctors place on you!

I am putting this out there so that as a community we can all share our thoughts, knowledge and learn from each other – let me know what you think!

-Jill

 

 

  1. #1 by Darlene @ Life on the Franco Farm on December 13, 2011 - 5:52 PM

    Jill,

    I am so honored that you posted my article here. Thank you!

    Darlene

    PS – The vaccination issue has been a tough one for me as well, but the overwhelming evidence has given me peace with our decision. I hope your readers find the same.

    • #2 by jletfaitharise on February 24, 2012 - 9:58 PM

      Thank you Darlene for all of your hard work researching… I find myself scared to vaccinate and scared not to… Praying for the Lord’s continued direction! As of now she has not had any more and I will be hard pressed to give her any…

      Thank you again for all your help!

  2. #3 by Melanie on December 13, 2011 - 6:44 PM

    Awesome blog! Welcome to the debate! My son too had reactions to his shots from day one! I really had no choice but to stop. I know that he would have been in much worse shape if we had continued with them. Thanks for this!

    • #4 by jletfaitharise on February 24, 2012 - 9:59 PM

      Hi Melanie,
      Praying for your son… Thankful that the Lord is directing our steps and helping us keep our kids safe!
      Blessings to you!
      -Jill

  3. #5 by Rebecca on December 13, 2011 - 9:47 PM

    Highly likely that what you noticed as her mother is the truth. Our daughter developed spasms after her 6 month vaccines too. You can visit her website for more information, including information on vaccines at http://www.regardingcaroline.com/mychild I hope your daughter continues to improve!

    • #6 by jletfaitharise on February 24, 2012 - 10:18 PM

      Dear Rebecca,

      I’ve just now read much of your blog and my heart aches for all you have gone through… Caroline is so very blessed to have parents who will fight for her… So many Dr’s want to address symptoms rather than get to the root of the problem – it seems that you have been blessed with many Dr’s who want to help your daughter’s body heal itself! I am praying for Caroline!

      Our daughter Evelyn is doing very well, it appears her seizure medication was causing her autoimmune disorder and since weaning off the seizure med her blood counts have increased greatly.

      Our children are such a blessing and God is so faithful to carry us each step of the way!

      Thank you so much for all of your research and taking the time to document it… I have so many friends and family that I will be sharing your web-site with! Together we will all help eachother make educated choices for our children!

      Blessings to your family!

      -Jill

  4. #7 by Melissa on December 13, 2011 - 9:53 PM

    I think LotFF’s blog post about why she doesn’t vaccinate completely sums up why we chose not to as well. My son is now going to be 2 next month and is totally vaccine free, and, according to or pediatrician, is the healthiest child in her practice. He has never had so much as an ear infection and doesnt suffer from many of the ailments many children do. He was fortunate enough to exclusively breasted for 6 months and we continued breast feeding until about 16 months when he self weaned. So, I recognize that helps. However, in my educated opinion ( and I went into research firmly on the pro-vacc side) I believe vaccines are unsafe and ineffective to boot. I am an educated individual and a nurse, and believe me when I say I’ve done my homework. I am so happy with our decision to remain vaccine free, but it pains me when I see friends as family’s children sick constantly (coincidentally the amount of time and severity of their illnesses always seems to coincide with how Utd they are on their caccines). It makes me so sad that these innocent babies are suffering. Hopefully we can spread the word an save a child from pain or suffering, or even death.

    • #8 by jletfaitharise on February 24, 2012 - 10:26 PM

      Hi Melissa,

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words… I do feel alone sometimes with regards to vaccinations… Many of my friends, whom I thought would understand, simply don’t. So much fear… stemming from a great love for our children, wanting to protect them and keep them safe…

      At this poing Evelyn is vaccinated up to 6 months, that’s when she became sick. She’s 19 months now and I believe she is doing great and the few colds she has had – she has fought off better than the rest of us!

      I can’t go backwards, but we do what we can from here on out. She takes vitamins, a probiotic, fish oil and immunoplex to help her immune system. She is a joy to our family and I’m blessed to take care of her and help her through this journey!

      I have a question if you don’t mind? I have read that children who have been vaccinated for certain diseases can spread the disease they have recently been vaccinated for, to unvaccinated children, for a specific time frame (a few weeks to a month). Have you heard of this? If you have, do you know which vaccines are the ones to look out for?

      Thanks Melissa!
      Blessings,
      Jill

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