... but I'm not entirely sure that won't happen anyway. But I wanted to share because i think it is really interesting. Hopeful a sh** storm doesn't follow.
So I have a friend from high school who is very all natural. She cooks organically, grows her own veggies, does home births, doesn't vaccinate and does not believe in western medicine unless it is absolutley necissary. To each her own. She has a beautiful family.
Her 2 year old, second youngest of five, started showing some weird neurological symptoms. First his hand was shaking, the next day, his body was shaking, and then finally his gait was off balanced and he couldn't even walk. They took him to the emergency room, after a chest xray, head ct, mri of the brain, and lumbar puncture, they have ruled out any brain abnormalities. Apparently what happened was the father had a very mild case of shingles that he did not get treated for and the child got the chicken pox virus. It did not manifest the way it normally would with skin lesions(as far as i know), but it attacked his cerebellum in his brain. The doctors think the virus is no longer active but the symptoms may get worse before they get better. The cdc recommends the vpd-vac starting in children age 12months-15 months then again at age 4-6 years. I really feel for this family. I think they thought they were doing what is best for their children, their reason for not vac was bc of fear of autism. Hopefully there are no long term affects for this child and his other 4 siblings won't be affected as well. It will be interesting to see if their outlook changes after this. I can only imagine watching your 2 year old go through sedation and needle sticks. It must have been horrible for them.
Ok so I tried really hard to present the facts and not be disrespectful. I will say that I will be vaccinating my kids, on time, per cdc recommendations because it is what is right for MY family.