Friday, January 9, 2009


Ok, here's the update on B's doctor appointment.

Please let me know what you think.

Doctor P (different from Dr. P, the ortho) and I talked about vaccines. DH and I discussed it several times and I asked Dr. P AGAIN today just to see what he thought. As a teacher I see kids with Autism EVERY day. Zach does too because he works at an elementary school as a behavior coach. So, even though there is NO medical evidence that proves that the MMR causes Autism, Dr. P and I talked about our options. He recommended we do the Hep A and the chicken pox vaccine today. He said we can do the MMR at her 15 or even 18 month check. He also said they can do the Rubella and Measles separately. I think we may do that. Dr. P is a great doctor! He prays with us at almost every visit and he's really good with Bailey.

I forgot the tylenol before her shots today so she's been quite fussy. She JUST went to bed and I hope she will sleep most of the night and sleep off the pain. The nurse said the chicken pox vaccine is quite painful. I gave her a dose of tylenol before bed so she should feel better in the morning.

Her weight was 29.6 and her height is 31.5! She's 3 inches taller than I was at her age!


Mimi said...

That is a big, beautiful bouncing baby girl!!!! Just love her to pieces! I think it is smart to do them seperately. I don't know much but I have heard about the autism. I would do them seperate! Good luck sweetie!


Lillie Jones said...

I am wondering what I am going to do at Eli's 12 month appt. His doctors office does NOT support waiting, so I am torn. I worked in a special ed room for one year after we graduated, and autism is always on my mind. I think I will probably just go ahead, because I truly believe that the vaccines don't have anything to do with it. I'm still a little scared though!