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103……….. October 8, 2009

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103……… And I am not talking about a radio station. That was Riley’s temp last night. He was burning up, when I took his legs out of his pj’s it felt like hot buns coming out of the oven. Yesterday we had his 6 month check up and he had to get his shots. As I am checking his temp I keep thinking “This is my fault, I bet he is having a reaction from the vaccines”! I am a nervous wreck about vaccinations. I know the data says they DON’T cause Autism and I do believe it. But there is a part of me that would like to skip all vaccinations “just in case”, and I would if I weren’t so afraid of him dying from not getting them. A mother having to make this decision just plain stinks. Here are the options…..I vaccinate and he gets Autism I bear the responsibility. I don’t vaccinate, he doesn’t get Autism, but dies from whooping cough or measles I bear the responsibility. The “what ifs” kill me. He had a runny nose and slight cough before the shots. This bug was probably on its way and has nothing to do with the vaccinations. Then I hear all the anti-vaccine propaganda running through my head vs. the pro vaccine information. I just want to scream. Ok, I’ll get off my soapbox now and on with my day. I just hope Riley feels better soon 