Garret’s Vaccine Story…
I want to start off by saying that I am not ANTI-VACCINE…I believe some Vaccines are good and are needed to keep the spread of disease at a minimum. With that said, I do feel like the schedule for vaccine administering is a one size fits all, and not all children are one size fits all. I also feel that parents should have more freedom to choose what is put inside their child’s body without their being major lines drawn in the sand between parents…The non-vaccine parents and the parents that vaccine there children. I did not do enough research, I was a young mom and thought I knew it all, and sadly my children both paid the price for my lack of research on the matter and for trusting the medical profession more than I trusted my gut instinct at times. So years later this is what I learned about the Vitamin K and Hepatitis B shots that a newborn receives within 12 hours of birth!
This shot was a big issue for my son garret and at the time we had no clue,100% Apgar score, healthy, he was early but never an issue with breathing , the color was great and he was a healthy 6lbs 8 oz at 6 weeks early! He was great… when I came into the hospital to have him, I signed the paperwork like the most mother in labor and never really looked twice at it, and never did my homework, I was pro-vaccine, and had a medical background and had been through it with my daughter so I figured I knew it all. Yet within 12 hours of being born, he stopped breathing when he went to the nursery to be cleaned!We waited for eight long hours to speak to a doctor while they stabilized him in the NICU, I had asked did he get something, did something happen before? Nope, they said. the nurse just noticed he was struggling to breathe.In my gut, I knew something was seriously not right, but I was hours after a c-section, a fever myself and infection brewing and exhausted from not sleeping. 3 doctors , test after test and no one could figure out why….they called it Bacterial Pneumonia…I remember looking at the X-rays saying but he had no signs of pneumonia? They said its very hard to see in babies, so I believed them and consented to treat him with IV antibiotics for his pneumonia, two weeks of them just to fight this mystery infection, still not asking to see blood work results or anything! He struggled to get off oxygen even with treatment of antibiotics and finally was able to come home after 18 days in the NICU. He received his schedule vaccines just like my daughter when he was supposed to, and as the years passed he grew to have more and more respiratory issues year after year, I still was not putting things together.
Fast Forward four years….He never received his four-year-old shots, the ones that you get to go into Kindergarten, at the time it was because he had strep and croup over 14 times that winter and was on steroids and antibiotics every other week, he was never well enough to get them and the pediatrician told us he would have to catch up that summer when hopefully he wasn’t catching every virus and infection known to man! No problem I still never thought twice about it, he had received his flu shot that September before becoming very sick and I figured, at least, he had that. Summer came and he was just as sick, going to the allergist, ENT, Gastro specialist, you name it we were trying to get his ASTHMA and sudden reflux symptoms under control. He was put on three inhalers, allergy meds, omeprazole, steroids and then ADHD medication because he was so hyper and unfocused all of a sudden. Well his fifth birthday came and days later he woke up a different person, he had snapped, his body had snapped and the adding of the non-stimulant ADHD medication that his body was allergic to and didn’t need was the final straw, he was put in Bradley for twelve long weeks and my journey began.
Our road to answers…
While I searched for answers to what his sudden onset of crazy symptoms was, I was lucky enough to still have that medical background behind me, I had previously done a few years in pre-med school and had remembered what one professor taught me in my first year of classes. Start from the begging, so I did, I pulled all of his medical records, every doctor note, every hospital record and I began building a timeline. What I found was shocking, I noticed right away he would start getting respiratory infections no matter what time of the year it was always two weeks after receiving his vaccines, I questioned his pediatrician and was shut down very quickly. I had asked to hold off on him getting the missed four-year-old vaccines and wanted to not do the flu shot for him this winter because we still didn’t know the source of his infection. She agreed to postpone them only because his infection was unknown, and it bought me time to prove my theory right for both of my children. The more research I did and the more I looked the more information I received that was contradictory to what my pediatrician had said. I started reading books about the other chemicals in vaccines like Aluminium and the damage it can do to children with detox issues and children in general. We found our answer to his illness eight long months after seeing over TWENTY FOUR doctors he had PANS and they were not sure of the source of the infection. Doctors looked at how sick he was at birth and right through his first four years on earth and began running blood work after blood work. It wasn’t until an immunologist slipped and said: ” Odd they treated him four pneumonia at birth with no source of infection to be found in his blood work in the NICU? “. I ran home and pulled my notes and the hospital records, while I started reading them I found the missing piece, in very small writing in the corner the nurse had given him his HEP B Vaccine and Vitamin K, shot like most newborns receive. When I pulled notes not even hours later he began struggling to breathe, his vitals before the shot were perfect! When I started doing my research on the shots he was given just 12 hours after birth I was amazed!
Vitamin K and Hep-B Vaccines…What They Don’t Tell You!
The AAP maintains that a vitamin K shot must be given to all newborns because a very small percentage (0.25-1.7%) of them are born with a serious bleeding disorder known as Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn (HDN) that could cause a brain hemorrhage.2But the big thing about manufactured vitamin K is that it contains benzyl alcohol—9 milligrams (mgs) of benzyl alcohol.3 So doctors are injecting these babies, who are minutes old, with a shot that contains alcohol that targets their liver, the organ which is necessary for them to detoxify. There are a lot of babies developing jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia)4 within two days after being born. One of the acknowledged side effects of synthetic vitamin K shots, along with shock and cardiac or respiratory distress…sound familiar?
The liver is also extremely important in detoxifying the aluminum—the 250 micrograms (mcgs) of aluminum—that is in the hepatitis B vaccine,6 which is also given within 12 hours of birth in most places, and certainly before babies leave the hospital.Hepatitis B is a blood and sexually transmitted disease. Most infants are not at risk for hepatitis B in the United States like they are in other countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, where between 2-10% of adult populations are chronically infected.7Every pregnant woman in the U.S. is screened for hepatitis B when she is pregnant, and doctors and nurses know before birth if the mother is positive or not. I had tested negative for Hepatitis B, so why did I have both children get this vaccine? The guilt was starting to roll in….why had I not read about these things before, I researched everything right down to colic medicine when they were little, why did I miss this?
With regard to the aluminum adjuvant in the hepatitis B vaccine, it’s worth noting that every other injectable medication is governed by a maximum amount of aluminum that is safe to receive within a 24-hour period. So, for example, the limit by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on intravenous (IV) drip is 5 mcgs of aluminum per kilogram (kg) of body weight per 24-hour period. So for an eight- or 10-pound infant, with healthy kidneys, maybe 30 mcgs of aluminum over a 24-hour period.
But hepatitis B vaccine has 250 mcgs, and they’re giving it to infants, premature infants, and very low birth weight babies. These babies are having apnea, SIDS, problems with breathing, their oxygen saturation rates are dropping in the neonatal intensive care units… these are babies who are so sick after vaccination.
We did not give my son the flu shot this year and we never ended up catching up on his four-year shots, while we are treating him to get rid of the damage that was done to his immune system and get some more answers we will not be administering any vaccines. We are also learning that he has a lot more issues going on then just infections and that his genetic makeup prevents him from detoxing heavy metals ;like Mercury and Aluminum and any other toxins , so his body is basically poisoning itself. I suggest reading this amazing book that really goes into what each vaccine has in it for ingredients, what ones are the most important, alternate vaccine schedules and more. I wish when I was a new mom someone told me about this book and I fully understood the decision I was making for my children… It is not one you should take lightly. Whatever your choice may be to either vaccinate or not, make sure you request the ingredient inserts before the vaccine is administered to your child not after. Most of all ask question’s and if they don’t sound right chances are they didn’t tell you the truth and that is with any doctor. Always remember you can email me for any questions at email@example.com