The night before his two month wellness checkup, I was extremely anxious and could barely sleep. I knew that my little boy needed to be vaccinated but i also knew that seven vaccinations in one day was a little much. Nonetheless, at the appointment i hesitated and decided against vaccines at that time. Over the last two months I have been researching and talking with other moms about their decisions. I have come across so many different alternative schedules, and have become overwhelmed. Is there a right one? Will I make the right decision?
More and more moms are deciding to delay some vaccines, while others don’t understand why we would even think to do such a thing. Its a very fine line and there seems to be negatives every way I look at it. If I don’t vaccinate, I run the risk of my son contracting any number of things. If I do vaccinate, I could run the risk of serious reactions and lasting effects. I feel like I lose either way.
His four month appointment is coming up next week and Im getting anxious again. We have decided to vaccinate two at a time, so that there is less likely a chance of a reaction. If God forbid there was one, I would be able to narrow down which one it was and avoid it in the future. I know he needs to be vaccinated and I would never forgive myself if he got anything. Thankfully we have a pediatrician who is willing to work with us in creating a vaccination schedule that we feel comfortable with.
Looking back I never thought this would never be such a hard decision for me, but all I can do is hope and pray I make the right one. So, off to the doctor we go.