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Old 03-12-2007, 03:31 PM   #1
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Okay.
As some of you know, I have been holding off on Kailani's 6 month vax because of the reaction she had to the last one - (four month). Both of her little legs went a dark purple - and no one could figure out why.

So I explained this to our family support worker - and they inturn told me I cannot ignore her vaccinations, that she HAS to be vaccinated. I explained to them I refuse to vax her because of the most recent reaction, and I have my DH to back me up on this.

Anyways... I asked them to break up the vaccine as they said could happen, and I have read on several forums that you can break them up. They said they don't do such a thing, and she'd have to be vaccinated period.

Well today I get a message from my family support worker, telling me they set up an appointment for her shots tomorrow afternoon, and IF I don't vax her they are going to report me to Child Protection for "neglecting her basic needs"

WTH????
How can they do this. She is my child, I have the right to say no!
What can I do???
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:38 PM   #2
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what is a family support worker?

/not in canada
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:43 PM   #3
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If i were you, i think you should tell them that its against your moral/religious values to put her though that. What is the family support worker, sounds like they are not on the same page, if they are voluntary, get rid of them asap.
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:54 PM   #4
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here are a few links.....

I am not saying don't vax, but here is another side of vaxines, that I found.

Again, Not wanting to start debates, as they may be fine for some, but not for others
http://www.healing-arts.org/children...es-mercury.htm
http://www.thinktwice.com/sids.htm

ummmm I have a bunch more linds that are a bit more two sided, but I need dh to give me the password for my favorites LOL. I guess when I re-set the cumputer it set a password
Anyways.

Do what you think is best for the little one, not the Drs. Whether it be vaxing or not. IT IS YOUR DESISION.
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:59 PM   #5
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Can you get rid of the workers or do you have to have them?
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:24 PM   #6
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Unfortunately, if you ARE involved with FCS, they do have a say in what you do. Even though WE don't vax, I still have to get the foster kiddos done, kwim? Because for them, it's a liability issue. They don't have an issue with MY kids not being vax'd but the kids in THEIR care have to be.

I'm assuming there's an open file now, otherwise they wouldn't be involved, even IN the home. If you can get a letter from your doctor stating that she reacted to the 4 month DPTPHiB, and that it's recommended to delay until 1 or 2 (whatever they recom.), the FSW can't do anything about that.

If you want to know anything else, LMK. Our resource worker (the "FSW" so to speak, for the foster parents) is a WEALTH of information, and he's friends with dh to boot, so I get a lot of "off the record" answers from him. I can call him in the morning and ask if it's allowed. PM me if you need anything!!
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Old 03-12-2007, 04:11 PM   #7
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well I would look up your state, or country's exemptions. Most cities or states have a medical exemption.

Call CPS yourself and ask them. Do not give them info on who you are if that freaks you out. But tell them exactly what your situation is.

Is there any way that you can stop utilizing the family support worker?

I was using a public health nurse for a while and when I shared with her my decision to delay or possibly not vax at all she was mortified until I told her that the ped agreed with me. But low and behold within 2 days of our well baby check with the ped and there were no shots my county (who the public health nurse works for) mailed me a reminder that he was due for his vaxes. I called our dr just torked that my county was made aware of this and she said that no one would have informed...so the public health worker was just sending me these notifications knowing my decision and was trying to bully me. So I just cut ties and told her I no longer needed her services. I have not recieved another notification since.
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:52 PM   #8
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what is a family support worker?

/not in canada
Basically a family support worker helps you through stress, communication, that sort of thing. IF you do something they don't like, they work for child protection and can report you./
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:59 PM   #9
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Are you in canada? Here, in Colorado I can downlaod an exemption form and have it notorized and give it to anyone who even wants to give me greif about it. Then they have to shut their mouth. No one can force you to do anything to yur child that you dot want done. YOU ARE being a fit mother by protecting your daughter from further reactions. I'm sure she had DTP done at 4 months and one reaction to the DTP is stiffness of legs and bruising. I know you can break up the MMR, most of the time you have to buy a vile of each yourself from the manufacturer I beleive. I would research if you can do the DTP. The DTP is one that is only 60% affective and has the worst side affects in my opinion of the research I've done. Go with your gut. That's what a mother's instinct is all about, your gut feelings.
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Old 03-12-2007, 04:02 PM   #10
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Yup im in Canada.
I just spoke to my social worker, (before they could get to her hah!) and she said to take my daughter to our family doctor first. See what he says and go from there.
She even said Kailani might have had an allergic reaction to a vaccine so to wait...
Yay I have someone on my side!
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