Sunday, November 8, 2009

Yeah, We're Finished.....

So.

Brandon and I have had some very definite opinions about vaccinations for Olivia. (So NOT going to get into it here.) To make a very long story short, we decided (and were advised) that because of Olivia's laryngomalacia she at least needed to have the whooping cough vaccine.

Ok. Fine. We guess.

Yeaaah. Not so much.

One shot= Mama in hysterics and the daddy having to leave the room as to not wallop the nurse.

Never. Again. No more. We were far too traumatized.

5 comments:

The Vakautakakala's said...

Sorry don't want to bring this up but just thought it was something to think about, this year I was a slacker and didn't get Ami's shots updated (my 4 year old) and he could absolutely not start school until he had ALL of his shots, which meant over the course of 2 visit he had to get like 10 shots. I'm not sure how it is where you live but I think all public schools have this policy.

Brandon and Julie said...

Thanks Jamie! We aren't anit-vaccination, just anti our baby getting them all right now. Its a long story, but I appreciate you giving me a heads up.

The Vakautakakala's said...

Oh I totally understand, When Mana had to get circumsized I thought I would be ok to go in with him but I was a sobbing WRECK!! They finally had to ask me to leave!! (and I'm not much better about my kids getting shots either) I just didn't want you to have to be in the same situation as I was in.

Rachel said...

I just have to leave a small comment :) Most parents are under the assumption that they HAVE to vaccinate their kids to get them in school. Not true in most states. They just want you to believe that so they get funding from the gov't. Jamie could ask her school nurse about exemptions forms and she'll have them. They just don't offer that info up front. Sorry, just had to let Jamie know in case she didn't :)

Leslie Abraham said...

Just want you to know from a Public Health, Aunt, nurse point of view...preventing anyone from getting a preventable disease is a good thing. You need to do the research and not go by other peoples opinion.