6-Month Shots Put Household on High Alert

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What, me worry?

Tomorrow morning, Maddie goes under the needle for her 6-month vaccinations. This might sound overly dramatic, but the 2 and 4-month shots proved to be both sad and disruptive for all parties involved.

Seeing Maddie in great discomfort is a helpless and debilitating feeling. Your little girl is hurting and confused and is equally curious as to how you allowed this pain befall her in the first place.

The other issue is the glut of information out there about the potential hazards of these vaccines. At one point, the government insists that a particular shot is critical for your child’s health and the next year crosses it off the list.

I’m sure that keeping a positive attitude about the process can only help, but it sure won’t appease my little girl.

I’m also not convinced that knowing what to expect provides any tangible peace of mind. Maddie’s worst reaction seems to come almost four hours after the injection. She suddenly breaks down into panic as if its all taking place again. At this point, Maddie becomes completely inconsolable.

During the last two rounds of shots, Maddie was out of sorts across the board for at least four to five days. All naps and normal sleep schedules are truncated by these vaccination events as well as Maddie’s appetite.

So shields up and prepare for impact because tomorrow morning we are going in!

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4 thoughts on “6-Month Shots Put Household on High Alert

    tinystepsbigjourney said:
    February 10, 2012 at 1:18 am

    We had our 4 month today.. Funny she is 5 months on sunday.. Horrible experience again this time.. But I do love how after she gives the nurse the what for. Good luck Maddie, and PaPa too!

      bizbriefs responded:
      February 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Giving the nurse some what for is my favorite spectator sport.

    Tobey said:
    February 11, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Sure hope Maddie breezes through with no problems. ((HUGS)) to Maddie.

      bizbriefs responded:
      February 11, 2012 at 2:46 am

      It went so much better than we ever could have anticipated! And Maddie appreciates the hugs more than you can imagine!

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