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I hate shots

Poor Jack-Jack had to get two shots and the oral rotavirus vaccine on Monday. When the girls were born so small we made the decision to space out the shots. I had to pay for visits out of pocket AND go toe-to-toe with our not so cooperative pediatrician (we have since switched to another doc in the practice) about splitting the shots up. It seemed like the right thing to do so we had to follow our collective gut.

When Jack was born so healthy and big (for us anyway) we decided that he would be fine with the typical schedule of shots. Well... wish I hadn't. Last night he screamed in pain for hours and hours. We gave him Tylenol and gas drops and it didn't even make a dent in it. He looked like he was in agony. We didn't get much sleep last night but I almost didn't care because I felt so terrible for the little guy.

Our new pediatrician is fantastic so I plan to talk to her at the next visit about what we do for the next round. I know a lot of people (and doctors) feel like a horrible day after shots is normal I do not. I don't think it it necessary or okay. I am just hoping the doc feels the same way!

1 comments:

Meredith 8:54 PM  

Poor baby. I hope he's feeling better tomorrow!

I remember meeting with the practice before my first was born, and being struck by the varied opinions on the subject of shots. What's funny is that there was one shot they never had in stock due to production issues, and so that one was always delayed, albeit unintentionally.

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