Ok, I am a vaccinator and I have never had any concerns over the link between vaccinating and Autism. I mean, don’t get me wrong it’s always there in the back of my head but I don’t know that I really believe that there is a link.
But, what if there is?
The H1N1 shots that our pediatrician received are the ones that contain Thimerosal. We are set up to be vaccinated on Wednesday at 1:00 PM but I cannot get rid of this nauseating feeling in my stomach. It’s the lingering thought that there could be the smallest chance that there could be a link and that Nate could later be diagnosed with Autism. Oh my – I think that might kill me! I love my little man so much, I love his Dennis the Menace smile, his adorable little giggle, the way he yells MAMA when he wants me and how he blows everyone (and their dog) kisses. Oh – if I lost any part of his sweet personality it would do me in for sure!
I’ve read plenty that tells me that it is totally safe. Here are a few links that I have mulled over while I am trying to make my decision.
I spoke with my pediatrician who is also a dear friend and she said "without a doubt get the H1N1 for Nate and the rest of the family".
Any ideas, words of wisdom or suggestions for this new D mom?
I mean really - look at this sweet little boy!