Anyone who knows us very long, knows that we are really neo-hippies
masquerading as an ordinary young couple trying to make a living. We
don’t vaccinate our kids and try to eat mostly organic foods. With
that being said, we were discriminated against during a recent trip to
Presley, our 1 year old, was bitten by something on her
foot. The bite mark looked like a long scrape, unlike a mosquito or
spider bite. The mark swelled a little bit and then went down, so we
thought nothing of it. Come Saturday morning, her whole foot was
swollen. The swelling eventually went up into her ankles and the mark
started oozing. So, we took her to the E.R.
About 15 minutes
after we admitted, the doctor came in. He started his usual series of
questions and asked about her shot records, since there were none. We
explained that we don’t vaccinate and feel this is the best choice for
our family. His entire demeanor changed in an instant. He replied with,
“I always wondered how they deal with un-vaccinated kids in
school. I can’t believe the government would support exposing our
vaccinated kids to those who aren’t.”
Needless to say, we were livid. If vaccines worked as great as the
medical community claims they do, then he wouldn’t have to worry about
being “exposed” to my children. At any rate, he took a quick glance at
the bite mark and further explained that it was a mosquito bite and
insinuated that since we don’t properly clean our children, it has
become a staph infection. He didn’t bother examining the mark or
lifting the foot.
We did some research and found out that you can
tell whether it is a staph infection just from the external appearance.
So, we have to give him a point for that. However, the truth of the
matter is that whether or not we vaccinated had NO bearing on Presley’s
bug bite. He should have responded in a professional way and kept his
“exposure” opinions to himself.
So please pray for Presley.
Every time she walks, you can her go “Ow” in the sweetest little one
year old voice. She is on antibiotics and seems to be responding