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Friday, May 22, 2009

Vaccination Update

Yesterday was Beka's doctor appointment. She had an ear to me. She must have just got it. Well, come to think of it, she did start coughing about an hour or two before her appointment. And on the way home, she started pulling at her ear. So, no shots for her. Those are scheduled for next week.

We did tell our doctor that we wanted to separate out the MMR shot. She told us that they don't do that.


-Well, we could do it but it would cost you a lot of money, the doctor said.

-Ok, how much money are we talking here?

-About $1,000!


-We can't just get one missile of the vaccine, she said. We have to buy a lot of them, and you'd have to pay for it.

That just sounds wrong. Once I got home I called our insurance and explained it to the guy on the other end of the phone. It was late where he was, central time. So he's supposed to get some answers and call me back today.

Needless to say, we're still praying about it.

To be continued...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A vaccination decision

After prayer, thought, and research we've decided to give Beka her scheduled shots next week. However, we are going to request her doctor separate the MMR vaccine into 3 separate shots over time. I've called our insurance and they cover all vaccinations no matter how we, meaning our doctor and us, decide to administer them. So that's nice.

Thanks for your input, ladies. I really appreciate your time and thoughts!

Please note: if there's one thing I know about God it's that all of my above plans are tentative. There's still lots of time for Him to tell us to do something else!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I need some advice

So Beka's one year well-baby appointment is in a couple of weeks and she's scheduled for a slew of shots. So far she's been vaccinated according to our doctor's schedule. And it's not that we don't want to vaccinate her. But we're wondering if we should delay some of the vaccinations so that we're not bombarding her immune system with so much stuff all at once.

I know there are ladies out there with wonderful info because you've done a ton of homework on this topic already.

Would you mind sharing what you've learned? Any websites you've found trustworthy or just knowledge you wouldn't mind imparting would be terrific.