Many parents opt to delay vaccines. Many research and still conclude that their child needs certain vaccines. Sometimes they are pressured into giving vaccines against their better judgment. Parents that delay and select specific vaccines and do not follow the CDC recommendations usually give vaccines slowly, or one at a time. Is this a safe way to find a ‘middle of the road’ compromise? For some it may work well, unfortunately it doesn’t keep all children safe. This is a tragic story of suffering of a young boy who had a severe reaction to vaccines despite the delayed/ selective schedule his parents thought would keep him safe.
Please take the time to read the story below, directly from Colt’s mom. As a warning, I would like to point out that any skin reaction to any vaccine is a strong warning signal that your child could be more susceptible to vaccine injury. Historically it was known and taught to doctors that eczema is a contraindication for vaccines because it was a clear sign of an immune dysfunction that the doctors respected. Doctors asked about previous reactions and especially skin sensitivities and would not give vaccines to children who had eczema or a skin reaction to previous vaccines. This wisdom is now ignored. Parents need to know and we need to help warn them. Thank you for sharing.
Many people have followed Colt’s varicella vaccine injury, from April 2016. I recently updated his journey since he’s settling into kindergarten. It’s posted public on my page if you would like to share.
We used to vaccinate on a very delayed schedule, never more than one injection in a visit. The kindergarten (not in CA) instead that Colt have the varicella vaccine prior to entering. My son got his first varicella vaccine at 5 years old.
Within a few minutes of leaving the doctor’s office, Colt complained of a sore throat, threw up, passed out, choked on his puke, and stopped breathing. My husband ran him from the parking lot into the ER lifeless! My son was in full-blown anaphylactic shock, was put on a ventilator, having multiple seizures, flat lining, and being shocked back to life. The breathing tube was shoved down his airway and collapsed a lung.
It was touch and go for a few hours, we were ‘life flighted’ to a close by children’s ICU. In the two and half hours it took to stabilize him and be flown by helicopter, he flat lined multiple time and accumulated two full pages of code blue reports. On landing he was treated by tons of doctors, nurses and specialists all working together to save him.
After nearly 48 hours on a breathing machine, and more medicine I’ve had in my life, my baby boy starting breathing his own breaths while still on the machine.
He fought a horrible battle – all due from having a vaccine reaction from ONE vaccine. I will never take the chance any vaccine on my children again!!
Once he left the hospital in April we had some asthma issues, which have now recently came back. All his brain scans came back fine. Luckily he was only a few minutes not breathing. I couldn’t imagine if we were far from an emergency room what might have happened. Our doctor’s office is located inside the same building. We fought to get him medically exempt from all vaccines, and the doctor did admit his reaction was a direct result from the varicella vaccine.
Colt carries an Eppie pin, uses an inhaler daily and takes liquid medication to control asthma and one for fast relief. He can’t tolerate any gelatin (it’s in some vaccines including varicella). We were always told he had eczema, but come to find out it’s a food allergy. Now that we’ve cut it out of his diet, his skin is eczema free.
This fall he tested high on the dyslexia scale. We’re working 5 days a week with a reading analyst, and twice a week with speech therapy.
Amber Lynn Barham
Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counsellor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.