Sunday, October 07, 2007

more fun with the HPV vaccine

As of August 2007, a review of the National Vaccine Information Center revealed the following, quite alarming, statistic about this unnecessary vaccine: 2,207 adverse reactions to Gardasil have been reported. Among them:

5 girls died
31 were considered life-threatening
1,385 required a visit to the emergency room
451 of the girls have not recovered as of July 2007
51 of the girls were disabled
Of the 42 women who received the vaccine while
pregnant, 18 experienced side effects ranging from spontaneous abortion
to fetal abnormities. --> --> ALMOST HALF!!!
This vaccine is also the most expensive vaccine on the market, so you can follow the money trail to find out why Merck is now trying to push this cervical cancer vaccine on boys!

New Video Reveals Hidden Dangers

The dangers surrounding Merck's cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil continue to be revealed. In this video, hear one parent's heartbreaking story of her 14-year-old daughter's serious side effects to Gardasil, which are now threatening her physical and mental health.

This video provides an excellent, though tragic, example of why it's essential to do your homework before submitting yourself or your child to a vaccination.

In the case of Gardasil, which is, according to this video, the world's first genetically altered vaccine, the evidence stacking up against this vaccine is striking.

as always, just educate yourself before vaccinating yourself or your children. it's very hard to find unbiased information out there, that is the biggest problem i feel with this topic. the other being the enormity of the pharmaceutical companies influence on the information (propaganda).

the talk with my parents went really well and the move towards peace about all of this is quickening. God always makes a path. some of the concerns i've been having are starting to become a little more full of promise, instead of fear. such as who are my kids supposed to play with? auggie is accustomed to a certain level of interaction with kids because our neighborhood is chocked full of kids of all ages. our new living arrangements would put us out of the city with no young children in their small community of houses. we have agreed to work into our budget some funds to allow for some part time preschool for auggie to get some face time with other kids. there's only so much romping out in the woods that will keep him entertained! we love the woods, but trees and squirrels aren't peers no matter how much we enjoy them. today i poked around and found what appears to be a really great place - which ill interject here was from an incredibly small lot to choose from. that's another issue - just dealing with the inaccessibility of things, rather the illusion of inaccessibility. we are going from a city of over 1 million people to a city of less than 20,000. i will not shop at walmart which is the main only store - which gets 70% of it's merchandise from sweatshops. golly gee but they have a starbucks! again im encouraging the idea of a job at whole foods or some equivalent so we can maintain our diet (and sanity!).

one thing i really really wanted but felt a little timid about asking for (and if you knew my dad the lawn lover you'd understand a little more) was if i could put in a garden. my dad is obsessed with his lawn and the idea of him digging it up his grass was bordering on heresy. not to mention that my dad fertilizes and sprays pesticides on the lawn just short of agent orange levels. compromise was struck when he cleared a space in the woods though! it will get enough light and it's never been touched by chemicals. the other option (dare i pursue both?) is that maggie and austin have a garden space they'd like to get going. i guess i just need that green outlet, especially since i won't have a say in their already well established landscaping.

other topics which we brought up, all of which had positive reactions - division of labor, not bugging me to wean olive/get her out of our bed until WE are ready, use of the second kitchen, importance of composting/recycling/general lifestyle of conservation, respecting our family dynamic (i.e. don't try to parent our children), healthy eating, my personal need for reading, sleeping, gardening, and cooking.

i am not hopped up on any sort of weird drugs i swear. everyone else looked so cute in this

sometimes a boy just needs to bounce

auggie at the airshow with grandpa

sky gazing

sitting on grass

and then eating it

imma eat choo!

**might be delayed/still uploading**


tisfortara said...

you couldn't pay me enough to live with my parents again - my husband (god bless him) was lucky enough to tap into one of his trusts so when he went back for his masters he was able to still to daddy full-time and school work.

i assume - that auggie - being two or so that you guys have at least been on your own for three years. there's nothing worse than having EVERYTHING disrupted - like where you go, buy, eat, wear - it's hard for ANY mom to sit back.

i hope that your decision and outcome has been as good as ours - my husband got a kick as masters and job and moved us anywhere we want - literally anywhere. we may go abroad one day -
go dads!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

hi, we don't know each other, but i found your video on you tube when i was researching home birth, when you had Augustine in the hospital, how did you go about refusing the hep b shot? and is your pediatrician supportive of your choice not to vaccinate? did you let them put that goop on Augustines eyes? my first birth experience resulted in emergency c-section, because my sons heart rate climbed to 285 and wouldn't come back down, and my husband is against home birth for our second child because we can have a free hospital birth with our insurance, so i'm trying to get my act together ahead of time.
Thanks in advance.

jenny mae. said...

sarah - for refusing the vaccine we just didn't sign the waiver. that was the extent of the hoop-la actually. the hospital didn't make a big deal out of it at all. our pediatrician gave us her opinion, pointed us to some information, but of course left the choice up to us.

every choice is up to you as the parent. there is nothing they can do to make you do anything. my advice is to simply research topics that might come up (circumcision, shots (including the vitamin k), pros/cons of repeat csections, etc. etc.) we did give the vitamin k shot in the hospital ill add.

Maria. said...

Jenny-great sound off on the HPV vaccination. I have heard of girls as young as 10 getting this vaccination. It is an outrage! The sad thing is, no one tells the public what they can do NOT to get the disease: ABSTINANCE! It is sexually transmitted! Amazing that this is what it is coming down to. It breaks my heart that my daughters will grow up in this society.

jenny mae. said...

agreed maria! i think stuff like this will put more pressure on us as parents to talk to our kids about this kind of stuff but i'd much prefer to have tough conversations than not you know?