I have to post this because very rarely does a doctor truly listen and take the time to show you that it's YOUR child, that matters, not the "standards", "office policy", "academy", etc. thinks of it.
Like I have posted before, Keira had a terrible experience with her 2 month shots. She screamed for 6 hours straight and that is not exaggerated. It was terrible. I felt aweful. 1 nurse told me it was normal. The other one said to go to the ER and it was not normal. (We didn't. Next morning she was fine.)
Anyway, I was nervous about today seeing as her 4 month shots were just a repeat of the 2 month shots. I saw Dr. Overcash, and let me just tell you now, I LOVE him. He asked how Keira did with her 2 month shots and I went over what happened. He seemed truly concerned and listened to everything I had to say, not acting at all like I was nuts. Turns out I'm NOT nuts. 1 in 1000 babies has reactions like Keira to the whopping cough portion of the DTaP vaccine. He said he was worried to give it to her again, and that he did not want to put her though that or risk anything. He is modifying the shot and taking out that portion and explained everything in details to me. He said to make sure the nurses paid attention too so they didn't just stick her with the standard shot they give. He also pulled out the literature behind the vaccine and side effects of each part of the vaccine and went over everything in detail making sure nothing was left that was not discussed.
I am SO impressed. So many doctors beat the drum of vaccinations no matter what. I am all for them--to some extent. (We don't do Rotavirus either since she is not in daycare and I see no need for it.) Perfect example of how my baby had a bad reaction and the doctor thought it too risky to give it to her again. This is exactly what I expect out of my baby's doctor, but how often are you truly happy with the standard of care you recieve? Today I was proven that I am at the right place and my baby is in GREAT hands.