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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: dawn | 2005/07/26

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death after vaccination

I want to know why my baby died in his cot of bronchiolitus after having his 10week vaccinations the previous day? I was very hygenic with him and did everything by the book. He was a perfect baby and very healthy.He hadn't showed any signs of the infection.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

What a terrible story. In spite of what you were told I do not believe that your baby died from bronchiolitis.You would have noticed that he had difficulty with his breathing and sought medical help. The vaccination is highly unlikely to be the cause either as modern vaccines are extremely safe.He seems to have died as a result of a cot death.You must get full explanations from all concerned, the nurse who gave the vaccine and the doctor who told you your baby had bronchiolitis.You will need counselling as you have experienced a terrible tragedy.Please get as much information on cot deaths as you can. Type 'cot deaths' into Google on the Internet.

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Posted by: Tracey | 2005/07/28

My son at 3 months old went blue and stopped breathing after he had the DPT immunisation. The medical services got to us in time and my son was in hospital for 3 days. We discovered he is allergic to the Potassis (whooping cough) portion of the DPT (Diptheria, Potassis and Tetanis). He was admitted into hospital when it was time for his next immunisation with Emergency staff on hand and the DT was administered excluding the P, he had no reaction to that. Thank God we had a phenominal paed and exceptional medical services, today he is a strapping healthy 10 year old boy.

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Posted by: julie | 2005/07/28

I am so sorry for your loss, my baby is 19 mnths old, and to date he only went for vaccination until the age of 4mnths, the nurse at the clinic left the needle in his thigh to go and get cotton wool!!!!His leg was so swollen after that and he was constipated for almost a whole week, i had to get sepositories to help him, and that time he was strictly breastfed only. I decided from that day on that my child will never get another vaccination again, we do not know what they are injecting into our babies bodies, what are the side effects? You would not believe me but i bought a cot for my child as well, but could not bring myself to let him sleep in there, it is now standing as an ornament and my child shares my bed, i had this fear of cot death and could not shake it, therefore he slept with us in our bed from the time he came home from hospital. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, it cannot be easy for you, but follow the advice of the paed, and God bless.

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