#39 – Fear of MMR

We’ve come across reports on autism-linked MMR vaccination jabs and we deliberately delayed this jab. It’s now 4 months later than the prescribed time of jab and we’ve plucked up enough courage to let her go for it. My girlfriend’s little boy who doesn’t usually cry when jabbed, cried a little when he took MMR. He even walked with a slight limp post jab. I prayed hard that L will be ok cos it’ll be an anomaly if she doesn’t cry. We’ve changed a pediatrician this time, as there did not seem to be any chemistry between the previous doc and L. We also bought a medical kit to let L familiarize with the tools and apparatus that doctors use.

When it was L’s turn to see Dr. Lo, he distracted her with different toys while preparing the syringe. Then he jabbed L with lightning speed and L just looked at her thigh, which is now plastered with a band-aid. My helper and I were struck dumb. There was no struggle, no cry, not even a wimp. This is absolutely amazing! The first thought that came to my mind was that we should have changed doctor sooner.

You know what the best thing is? This is the first time that L had a jab with this new doctor and she did not develop a fever from the MMR jab. I’m not sure what the reason was but I’m just so glad. It’s really no fun having to look after a sick baby. Hurray for Dr. Lo!

One comment

  1. moonseafish · June 12, 2015

    When you have a doctor who knows these techniques it makes the world of difference. ;). I’m glad you found one!

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