In early January, we noticed Brady was coming down with a cold. But when his fever spiked to 104, we had to rush to the ER for a whole bunch of tests. But after a while, they sent us all back home. After a scare like that, I started to send out Facebook posts to keep our friends and family updated on how Brady was doing.
If you have read this blog for awhile you then know that I recommend giving the full complement of vaccines to your children.
This story is something you, as a parent, should read if you are thinking about not vaccinating your children.
The reason there has been so little incidence of pertussis is that the last generation has been vaccinated against this deadly illness. But currently children who are not vaccinated are at risk of contracting pertussis…”whooping cough”.
“Whooping cough” is a horrible disease and death from pertussis is equally horrible and uncomfortable since it seems that a child dies from suffocation or not being able to breathe and get enough oxygen into their tiny body.
I have witnessed children dying…it is one of the most emotionally painful things that I have done in my career as a nurse. To stand by and know that there is nothing more that medicine can do to prevent a child from dying is excruciatingly frustrating and sad. To watch a family witness the death of their child is more painful than words can ever describe.
If you are questioning whether or not to vaccinate your children, please read Brady’s story. Do legitimate research and stay away from celebrity opinions because they are just that opinions…find a doctor that you trust and listen to him/her.