So I try my best to stay out of the vaccine debate war as I truly can’t stand it…. However today made me soooo sad to see Autism Speaks take a stand in favor of.. In my lectures I often ask, “how many have ever purchased a one size fits all tshirt” the crowd raises their hands.. I then ask,”how many does the tshirt not fit?” All raise their hands….

I am not against vaccines however I am for educating yourself and spreading them out and not getting all of them as I think we have too many…
You may wonder why I feel this way…
My son was born 11lbs1oz 24 1/2 inches long (yes you read that right) and came into this world a healthy beautiful baby boy.. I lost 3 babies before this miracle was placed into my arms and I struggled carrying him. I knew he would most likely be my only child.
He crawled on time, spoke first words at 9 months of age, walked at 11 months and was beginning first steps towards potty training at 14 months even. The kid was smart! Loved books, people and had the best smile and was full of life. Gave high fives to all, blew kisses, danced and laughed the biggest belly laughs. I called him Mr Personality! Then at around 15 months we took him in to get his vaccines and he had 7 shots (4 in one leg 3 in another) they were combo shots so technically there were 11 in total. His leg swelled up like a golf ball and he started limping a couple hours later by night he couldn’t walk anymore. I emergency called the doctor and she said bring him into office first thing in morning. We did and her face looked scared. She brought him to an orthopedic surgeon across the way who did leg motor tests on him… They determined he had fluid in his hip and was having a negative reaction to his vaccines. They gave us an antibiotic. Jax within hours of taking antibiotic broke out from head to toe in eczema and I was told to put cream on it. What I would discover years later was I was adding more toxins into his body and pushing the toxins back in…
22 days Jax couldn’t walk and suddenly he started jumping up and down in his crib.. Doctors couldn’t explain.. That nxt week to follow I noticed my beautiful son no longer could look at me, couldn’t say one word and appeared completely gone… Because of his age no one wanted to believe me that I thought this was autism. It took 3 evaluations and me putting him in speech classes and a year to go by before we finally got the diagnoses of Autism. All I know was I had a healthy talkative child and then I didn’t. He would be nearly 5.5-6 before I heard him say real words again… I again am not against vaccines however, I think it’s irresponsible for Autism Speaks to take a stand like this as they DON’T speak for me. We are all different and have different immune systems. To say you are 100% for something that clearly is not safe for all is not fair. How about create different standards? To say ” it’s good for the majority”is also not fair to kiddos like my son who sadly that day was not in the majority. I don’t know what causes Autism I wish I did… I do see things that can trigger negative things in some of our kiddos and to me the motto should be “no man should be left behind” so we need better standards so ALL kiddos are safe… The focus shouldn’t be “for or against” it should be “how do we make it safe for all.” #autismspeaksdoesnotspeakforme

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