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Sunday, November 15, 2009

She's done and we are NOT going back!















After much procrastination I bit the bullet and took Elizabeth to her Ped's office for the H1N1 vaccination. I did not warn her ahead of time and once we walked in the room, she immediately figured out what was coming. Once done she stated 'oh that was easy that's not like blood work'. About 2 hours after the vaccination she started falling and complaining of tired legs. By the night she had raging high fevers and was unable to walk, stand or at times even sit up. I was getting pretty nervous as I had a bad reaction to the seasonal vaccine and cannot receive vaccines but by the next day in the afternoon she could walk holding your hand, she still had fevers but was taking fluids. Today she is back to herself again and full of mischief. I am happy to hear that she fits the age group that does not have to get a second dosage as I don't think I will ever get her an influenza vaccine again. I think this is a area where she is like me and is a bit sensitive to vaccines. As for the extreme regression in her motor skills her Developmental Pediatrician is still quite concerned that this happens, at least this time it was only for 2 days. It is hard when this happens as she is bigger and heavier. Toileting her is difficult as she can't even hold her weight to get her pants down and carrying her limp body around the house is much more difficult. Elizabeth should have her immunity by the end of the week and we are keeping our fingers crossed that she does not get exposed to the nasty H1N1 as I think it would really be hard on her.

6 comments:

Ariel said...

very worrying! Fortunately the side effects lasted only two days! Two long days! I was still undecided, but at this point I think I will not to Aurora. Thank you for sharing

Valeria

Candace said...

Whoa, that is scary! It sure puts a question in my mind.

Sherry C said...

that's rough poor Elizabeth, I'm not getting the second shot for my 6 month old either as I'm 99% sure that what he had they only tested Ashley but they treated him for it too at Sickkids. They only test kids they admit in order not to flood the lab.

Kellars Mommy said...

So sorry that Elizabeth had a horrible reaction to the shot...Us preemie moms never have a "easy" choice on things when it comes to making decisions regarding our little ones care. Kellar got his 3 wks ago along with the seasonal flu...

therextras said...

Whew. Glad you wrote after she got better. Had me worried, too. But hoping you will not beat yourself up over it. And that you all have flu-free winter.

Barbara

(PS - I just received a spam-comment on one of your old posts - you might want to go delete it.)

Kat said...

We did the mist but have to go back for a booster. Mack and Sophie ended up getting H1N1 before they had immunity but miraculously Grace did not.

btw...the toilet seat is by Bemis and I got it at Home Depot.