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With deep appreciation to Brittany & Davy Lambert for sharing Noah's story, please hear...
I found out that I was pregnant with my first child in July 2008. I had never thought about vaccines before that and knew nothing at all about them. A family friend called me one day to share a few basic things about vaccines, sharing her sons reaction to his MMR vaccine and the life threatening condition it put him in. She also sent me several credible links, and a book, Dr. Cave’s What your Doctor didn’t tell you about Childhood Vaccinations. It was all very overwhelming to me. I understood that vaccination carried risk, but I didn't realize to what extent. I read the book, but much of it was just over my head. I did understand the current vaccine schedule and was very interested in using the delayed schedule that she provided for my new baby boy. I prayed about this a lot and determined it would be best and safest for my child.
The Pediatrician Experience in Mississippi
I had Noah on April 1, 2009. He was absolutely perfect in every way! I had never felt a love like this! The weeks flew by, and soon it was time for his 2 month check up. I had been reading over the book again after he was born to help prepare myself for his appointment. The day of his appointment I had the book in hand with a plan. Noah was checked out by the doctor and was perfectly healthy. I shared with my son’s doctor that I had read Dr. Cave’s book and done a good bit of research and would like to follow the delayed vaccine schedule. After explaining my plan to his doctor I sure wasn't prepared for what happened next. "I am familiar with Dr. Cave, and I do not support anything she studies or writes in any way." he responded. I was then fed scare tactics of what would happen to my precious baby if i didn't not follow the CDC's recommended schedule, and how I would be putting my child in great danger. I don't remember every specific thing said that day, but I do remember that my heart was beating out of my chest and I was very upset. Noah’s pediatrician used fear mongering scare tactics and bullied me to the point of tears that day. I felt like I had no choice, and signed the paper for my baby boy to receive all his 2 month vaccinations that day...8 doses of vaccines. I left in tears with a very heavy heart and sick feeling deep down in my gut.
Vaccine Reactions in Hindsight
Within a few days of his 2 month vaccines I noticed a red rash appearing in the creases of Noah's arms and legs. After about 2 weeks of it getting worse, Noah was diagnosed with Eczema. He explained it was common and that he would prescribe topical steroid cream for it. And that was that.
After my experience at his 2 month appointment, I was scared to even question vaccines. I didn't want to be that crazy mom that freaked out about everything. I pushed vaccines in the back of my head and tried not think about them. Noah started a home daycare at 4 months old. After his 4 month visit i noticed that his eczema rash became worse. Here is a picture of Noah a few days after his 4 month vaccines. His eczema had spread all over his body by this time.
(4 month picture here)
After his 6 month vaccinations and first and only flu shot, things went south quickly. Noah’s eczema became out of control. His body was completely inflamed and he had numerous secondary infections as a result of this. He was put on zyrtec daily to help with the allergies and also took benadryll almost every day because he couldn't quit itching himself to the point of bleeding. I would have to put him in footed pjs at night and use medical tape to take his sleeves to his wrist so that he didn't claw his arms until they bled. It was BAD.
After months of persistence-begging Noah’s pediatrician, I finally got a referral to see an allergist. She was in total shock at the condition of my child. She complained that he should have been sent to her MONTHS sooner. We were given a strict routine to care aggressively for his skin and learned that Noah was deathly allergic to peanuts as well as eggs. I realize now why his eczema spiraled out of control after receiving the flu vaccine (contains egg) at 6 months old.
Here is Noah not long after his 6 month vaccinations.
From 6-12 months noah stayed sick. He had several ear infections, the stomach virus, strep throat, and secondary infections from his eczema. Noah's 1 year well visit was set for the first week of April. This appointment was one that I really dreaded. I questioned the doctor on the MMR vaccine and its safety. I was assured that it was completely safe. I was also given a sheet showing the possible side effects of the shots he received that day which included fever, swelling at the injection site, and irritability. I left the 12 month appointment in tears carrying my freshly vaccinated, eczema covered screaming baby. I strapped him in his carseat, got in the car and completely lost it. I cried and cried. What had i just let them do to my baby? Of all the vaccine research I had done, i was sick at the thought of these 12 month vaccines including the MMR vaccine. I cried to the point of making myself sick right there in the parking lot. I was completely overcome with panic and terror. I prayed for peace and for a calm spirit. I felt like the absolute worst mother in the world for going against this strong feeling I had deep down in my gut. I knew deep in my heart that this wasn't right, but felt like i had no other option but to vaccinate him exactly like all the other babies his age were.
Here is a picture of Noah after not long after 12 month vaccines.
Once fall came around, it was time again for his vaccines. I had grown numb over it all since the last traumatic experience. I barely spoke a word about anything at his appointment. Tears streamed down my cheeks as I drove home from his appointment. There was nothing I could do, no one to turn to. Anyone who I had ever discussed this with assured me that all kids get vaccinated and that it was just what you do. I felt so alone, but knew it would be a while before I had to deal with all of this again which did help me fell better about it all.
Here is a picture of Noah at his 15 month well visit covered in eczema from head to toe with swollen eyes.
It Gets Worse | Life Threatening ITP Vaccine Reaction
A few weeks later, after picking Noah up from daycare, I noticed a very strange bruise on Noah's arm. It was tiny little bruises in the shape of teeth marks. I was very alarmed by it, and called his teacher who assured me there hadn’t been any incidents outside the norm that day. I was so confused at how a child bit my child so hard to leave bruises (but not break the skin) and no one knew it happened!
Here is a picture of Noah's arm that day.
Two days later, I picked noah up from daycare and headed to church. When i was getting him out of his carseat i noticed a very dark and large bruise on his shin. It had a knot under it and was very strange looking.
The next day, I was headed to pick Noah up from school and my phone rang. It was his teacher calling. She was calling to tell me that she noticed several more bruises on noah when changing his clothes that afternoon.
When I arrived, I couldn't believe my eyes. He had several bruises all over his body. I took him straight to the walk in clinic. They got us right back and as soon as the doctor walked in he noticed all the bruising. He immediately ordered a CBC (complete blood count) that revealed Noah had ITP and severely low platelets. I was instructed to go straight to the ER where they would be waiting for us. Noah's platelet count was at 5,000. A normal platelet count is 150,000-250,000. They were very confused at such low of a count and kept mentioning that that couldn't be right that they'd never seen a platelet count so low.
Noah was admitted for treatment. His doctor explained that ITP is very treatable and usually acute which means it resolves itself quickly with treatment. Noah started his first 12 hour treatment at midnight that night. After the 12 hour treatment his platelet count rose to only 16,000. After another treatment it didn't rise much more at all. His doctor was very concerned to why he wasn't responding to the treatments so we were then transferred to Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson so that Noah could be treated by Pediatric Doctors who Specialized in Hematology and blood disorders.
Noah during his first hospital stay.
Over the next month, We were in and out of the hospital for days at a time. No treatment that they gave noah would help his platelet count hold at a normal and safe level. Because Noah was a toddler, they were worried about him hitting his head. He was fitted for a Pediatric helmet that he was to wear when his platelet counts dropped below 30,000. His risk for internal bleeding grew higher the lower that his platelets got.
In December after his diagnosis I had to quit my Job. Noah was not well enough to be in school. This was a major financial burden to our family. We spent the next 2.5 years watching Noah's platelets fluctuate between 10,000 and 40-50,000 at the highest. We took him to his specialist every week for a few months, and then every 2 weeks, then every month after a few years.
Research & Discovering the Truth
During this time, I learned that ITP is caused by a live virus or illness. It is caused when the immune system is attacked by "a virus" of some sort, and builds up antibodies to kill the virus off. When the virus is gone, in a hypersensitive immune system, the antibodies continue being built up to kill the virus, but they attack the platelets instead. Platelets cause the blood to clot. Low platelets bring many dangers.
I also continued my research on vaccines. One day, I came across a website, www.nvic.org. I was looking through the site and I was reading about each disease and its risks as well as about each vaccine and its risks. When I got to the MMR vaccine package insert and began to read, my heart hit the floor like a ton of bricks. Right there in the package insert of the MMR, and flu vaccine was Immune thrombocytopenic purupra (ITP). I could not believe my eyes. I knew that the MMR was 3 live viruses in one vaccine. My son was covered head to toe in eczema the day he was vaccinated at 12 months and at 15 months old.
By this time, I knew that eczema indicated that the immune system was compromised. Each event in our story was a puzzle piece to the underlying cause of the ITP. I couldn't believe that I had figured out what had caused Noah's ITP even though no doctor we had ever seen had mentioned vaccines playing a role. Luckily the next week we had a doctors appointment with Noah's specialist. The first question I asked her was if she thought there could be any relation in the vaccines and Noah's ITP. Her words exactly, "Oh, Absolutely." I also asked if it was safe for Noah to be vaccinated again and she stated that he didn't need to receive any live virus vaccines since they could cause his platelets to drop.
To Make Matters Worse
Even back then, I wasn’t aware of Mississippi’s archaic vaccine law. I had made the decision that Noah wouldn't receive any more vaccines. I knew without a shadow of doubt that Noah's ITP was caused by his vaccinations.
Over those two years of battling Noah's ITP I was made aware of Mississippi vaccine law. I realized that Noah had to have a medical exemption written by a doctor and approved by the MSDH in order to attend school. I also learned that this was a very hard thing to obtain.
I became aware of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; a government program set up in 1986 once the law was passed that protected Vaccine manufacturers and doctors from lawsuits when a person is injured or killed as a result of vaccines. Vaccine manufacturers nor doctors may be held accountable. The NVIC has paid out over 3 BILLION dollars in compensation for vaccine injuries and deaths in the U.S.
My eyes were truly opened. All those feelings I had from the very beginning concerning vaccinating Noah weren't just feelings. It was my God given Motherly Instinct. It was the Holy Spirit speaking to me and giving me these feelings for a reason.
A mom friend I met through Mississippi Parents for Vaccine Rights put me in contact with the attorney she used to file a claim against the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Over the last year, our vaccine attorney and I have picked apart Noah's medical records. We dissected them and found so much evidence of Noah being vaccine injured from the first set of shots he received at 2 months. I did not realize when Noah was a baby, that the eczema was being caused by his vaccinations. It was his body screaming STOP! ...Stop injecting my body with toxic chemicals. Stop compromising my immune system! Our case lasted over a year. It was reviewed by doctors who are hired by the government to determine whether or not vaccines were the cause of the said injury in each case. Remember, 3 billion dollars has been awarded to families of vaccine injured individuals since 1986 when the NVICP was created. $3 BILLION. Vaccines can and do cause injury and death.
In August of 2014 Noah's case was won in vaccine court. Noah was awarded compensation for his vaccine injury. I am not sharing this to boast. I can promise that there is no monetary amount that could begin to make our family's experience okay. Nothing at all could make it ok that my son received damaging vaccinations mandated by the government who benefit greatly from the financial aspect of vaccines.
The fact that this compensation came in the form of US treasury government checks is absolutely sickening. Throughout our ordeal, I have felt God like no other time. His comfort, His peace, His grace, His healing power has been evident. I have also felt as though I am called to use Noah's story for His glory.
Why I Share, Please Hear This Well
It is my desire that Noah's story help other parents become aware of the real risks associated with a one-size-fits-all vaccine program. Mississippi’s vaccine law is oppressive. While Noah has a hard-fought-for medical exemption, his little sister has no hope for a vaccine waiver in this state. I could easily move to one of 48 other states and have the fundamental right to protect her from the vaccines that nearly took my son’s life. In Mississippi, I am expected, to fully vaccinate her! I have NO OPTIONS here. Children in Mississippi must first be injured for state bureaucrats to consider a doctor’s request for exemption. That is BARBARIC.
Mississippi lawmakers have shown year after year as they reject common sense, fundamental right legislation that they do not trust the parents in this state to make the best decision for their children- instead allowing government bureaucrats to determine what is best for our children. These bureaucrats insist ALL children be molded into a one-size-fits-all, NEVER-tested-as-administered vaccine schedule that looks like 49 doses before kindergarten.
Please research vaccines. Research the diseases we vaccinate against and the risks associated with those disease. Research the vaccines and their risk. Research VAERS and how many people have reacted to vaccines and how. Know the truth, and most importantly, listen to your Momma gut. LISTEN to it.
Noah is now in remission from his Chronic ITP. He has had a safe platelet count for the past year and has been healthy. We rejoice over his healing and pray that his ITP is gone forever.