I Am Not Anti-Vaccination…BUT

If you search the internet you will find people on both sides of the vaccine debate. There are those who believe in following the strict CDC schedule of vaccinations and there are the 1% of the U.S. population who don’t vaccinate at all. I find myself teetering between the two extremes.

I would like to focus on vaccinations children receive from birth through 6 years old. This is perhaps the most delicate time of childhood development when a child is not immune to the deadly diseases that exist in this world. The premise of immunizations is that the antigen is injected into the body in order to help the body’s immune system recognize the foreign material. In a healthy immune system, the body can recognize that a foreign antibody has been let loose and the body fights off the threat.

So, what happens when a child has preexisting neurological conditions or a weakened immune system to begin with? I would like to use my son Johnathan as an example and I warn you it’s a graphic explanation. My son was born with brain anomalies which roughly translates into brain misfires. He had a sensory disorder and his brain could not fully fathom and comprehend loud noises, crowds, pain, social interaction, and other relatively normal every-day occurrences for you and I. There were times I would find my son unable to express himself verbally so he would bang his head on the floor. The only way that I could console him was to hold him tightly and tell him I love you until he calmed down. Johnathan had delays early on with fine motor skills, then speech, and most recently physical.

Children who suffer from neurological conditions like this have unique brains. Our brains have their own immune system and most of the time the cells that fight off infections to the brain remain dormant until they are under attack. In children like Johnathan these cells are not always dormant and can be active even during times of “healthiness”. The study of multiple vaccinations on children with preexisting neurological disorders is limited. Dr. Russell Blaylock has published quite a few articles on the effects of vaccinations on children through the eyes of a neurologist. You can read several of his articles within my resource page. At this point in time, children are not screened or assessed for their receptivity of multiple vaccinations within the widely followed Center for Disease Control’s Vaccination schedule.

I don’t fully blame the pediatricians because they are following the advice of their superiors, their universities, and supposed research completed by a government-funded entity backed by trillion dollar pharmaceutical companies. Doctors need to take a closer look at recognizing preexisting conditions which may impede the effectiveness of vaccinations or even cause further neurological damage or untimely death.

The few weeks before I lost my son he was seen at his pediatrician for his 4-Year wellness visit. He received the MMR, DTAP, and the flu shot simultaneously. The MMR contains three antigens for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. These are three live antigens in one booster shot. The DTAP contains antigens diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough and is a dead vaccine. The flu shot is a single-shot dead antigen. After the MMR live shot was injected the antigens traveled to my son’s brain and there his brain wrestled the imposing threat. Along with the antigens, vaccinations contain additives to prolong the receptivity of the shot which the body would not normally come into contact with. These foreign substances release into the blood stream and the brain resulting in free radicals that wreak havoc throughout the body.

A few days later Johnathan developed a fever of 103 degrees. I was able to give him liquid Tylenol and cool compresses which relieved his fever. Other than his fever I didn’t notice any other signs or symptoms that were out of the ordinary. The night before Johnathan passed away he didn’t appear tired and he had tons of energy. He didn’t complain of pain and maintained a smile on his face.

He laid down on February 25, 2017 for a nap, had a grand mal seizure, and never awoke again. Upon the completion of his medical examination it was found that he had a bacterial infection within his brain and he tested positive for several fillers that vaccinations contain to increase shelf life. The examination resulted in an undetermined COD by an undetermined factor.

I am not a doctor. I am a mother with a Master’s Degree in Information Technology and I have been researching every night since my son died. I am not the type of person who will accept undetermined as an acceptable reason for my son’s passing. I refuse to let this go as I don’t want anybody else to lose their babies. Parents need to recognize the importance of single shot doses with a period of at least one month between shots. Pediatricians need to follow their instinct and not administer 7 vaccines at once because a child is on Medicaid or Child Health Plus. The bottom line is not a financial figure when it comes to the safety and lives of our children. Spread the word to everyone you know, I am not anti-vaccine…I AM FOR ONE SHOT AT A TIME.

 

**I have to make a side note to this story because I learned my son had more than seven shots, he had nine. I have his shot record in hand and I have to add 1 Polio shot and 1 Varicella shot. I am disgusted to learn it was more than I originally thought.

December 19, 2012-Birth of My Angel

To understand Johnathan’s life we have to start at the beginning. This is also the beginning of my life as a mother with a bigger purpose as to the meaning and understanding of what life was all about. My son had an original due date of December 25, 2012, however he was breached and didn’t have room to turn around. I had a planned c-section on December 19, 2012. At that time I suffered a loss of natural childbirth. I had spent months practicing Lamaze breathing and positions with my trainer (Mom) in preparation for hours of labor. However, Johnathan had other plans on how to enter this world. He had a mind of his own even before he left the womb.

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Shortly after the hospital pediatrician examined him we learned that Johnathan might have a condition called craniosynostosis metopicand a possible heart murmur. While the murmur dissipated the skull remained closed in the frontal metopic region of his skull. We would need to consult a pediatric neurologist to confirm this. We first traveled to Syracuse when he was a month old where the doctor pronounced this condition as a severe case. She told us that Johnathan would need open skull surgery right away. She would proceed to cut him from ear-to-ear across the top of his skull, break his skull like a jigsaw puzzle, and proceed to put the pieces back to allow growth for his brain. She gave us a 10% mortality rate and asked us to start donating blood now.

At that time, I knew enough to say it was an unacceptable operation and that I would research other less invasive procedures. It was then I found Dr. Proctor at Boston Children’s Hospital.Mark_Proctor

He is an expert in the field of pediatric neurology and a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon. I emailed him along with Johnathan’s scans and he asked me to come to Boston that following week. After we met, Dr. Proctor explained the endoscopic procedure and helmet therapy that would follow. When I asked what the mortality rate for this procedure was he informed me he had operated on children with brain tumors and had not lost a single patient. It was then I started breathing easier and we scheduled Johnathan’s surgery for March of 2013.

Johnathan’s surgery was a great success and he awoke on March 18, 2013 with a smile on his face.

He was released the next day and a month later he would receive a fitted helmet to wear. He wore this helmet every day continuously and like a warrior he accepted it. 904848_10151559504219433_2032363085_oHe would have monthly fittings and wear two different helmets until he turned 1.

It was not until he was a few months older that we noticed that Johnathan was not reaching his developmental milestones. We assumed that he would learn these things in his own time and proceeded to have an Early Intervention evaluation to address our concerns. At that time, he was found to have a delay in fine motor skills and speech. Johnathan was provided weekly therapy for both and his skills were improving. By the age of 3 he scored out of the need for OT and was soon building castles out of Legos and getting his hands on everything he could touch. He had a knack for dissembling things and putting them back together the way he saw fit.

Johnathan started attending Pre-K and started making friends. He touched the hearts of all of his teachers and therapists. He could put a smile on anyone’s face and wanted people to be happy. This is how his nickname and our affinity for yellow began and Sunshine prevailed.

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