Wednesday, December 31, 2008

We're "That" Family

A small anecdote from our doctor appointment yesterday:

JDubbs and I have decided that Jax doesn't need all of the thirteen vaccinations that the CDC has deemed necessary for every child in the nation. Yes, we're "those" parents, the ones who cause our doctor unnecessary stress and annoyance by debating the necessity of sticking four live viruses in a one-year-old at once. So, needless to say, our well baby visits are longer than most, as our fabulous Dr. M (whom we LOVE) tries to convince us in a very polite manner that we are doing our child a disservice. Whether or not you agree, I was a bit miffed yesterday when another doctor came into our room with some paperwork on mercury in vaccines (not my issue) and said to our doctor, not to us, "This might be useful for THIS particular family." She might as well have said, "for these pains in the you-know-whats" (can I swear on my blog?). I was so annoyed that she judged us and didn't even give us the courtesy of speaking to us about our decision! Regardless, Jax is fine and as I am not worrying about his acquiring a sexually transmitted disease at age two months (which is the vaccination we refused--Hepatitis B), I feel good about our well-researched modified vaccination schedule. And if that makes us "that family," then so be it!

1 comment:

Zeller Family said...

I may not share the same views about vaccinations; however, that's not the point. I think each parent should be given the right to decide what's best for their child as you are doing. I think you are great parents for standing up for what you believe in. I feel bad for you that the "other doctor" decided to treat you so poorly. Good for you for standing your ground when you believe very strongly in something. Happy New Year and here's to all our little ones health and happiness! :)