Doctor Makes Big Mistake While Vaccinating The Twins
Doctor Makes Big Mistake While Vaccinating The Twins
The twinpossible twins are 3 years, 6 months, 3 weeks & 2 days old.
Before the incident. Happier Moments.
Me and the husband have been looking at preschools for the twins. I recently realized how badly they need it by their socialization, or lack thereof. Outside of each other it’s almost nil. The one time one twin went out of her comfort zone with another child, outside of my friend’s daughter, the other was quite jealous and upset. I mean it’s cute and concerning at the same time.
Anyhow, in order to get into preschool they needed to see the doctor. The worst part for me is the shots. I cry on the inside every time, always have. I was hoping they were up to date, but I had forgotten that the last time they were there they were there for a sick visit and a couple of shots got postponed. So, he said that they needed two shots to catch up. A HIB and an MMR. Things did NOT go as planned.
Hub always holds the ‘baby’ and then passes each one off to me after they get a shot for consolation. I’ve got a light stomach for that, and the doctor knows it. He’s known us for 10 years. He’s always been amazing, hence why I am so surprised that this incident happened. (Keep reading.)
Me & hub switched toddlers. Mommy was consoling Allie and dad had Annie and was ready to go. But then the doctor unexpectedly came at Allie again with two more shots. She didn’t even cry for the 1st set really. Just pouted big time, hanging her head low. I think it was even more sad.
Hub goes, ”Didn’t she get her two shots? Isn’t she done?” The doctor had no reply. Could she have needed more? Of course, he is the doctor. HE knows what he is doing right? He quickly jabbed both upper arms again. Allie let out a little bit of cry this second time after being poked repeatedly in such a tender spot. We didn’t expect 4 shots each 😥 .
Suddenly, we quickly realized something as the doctor was seemingly packing up to leave the room. The doctor had f*cked up! Now sorry, but these two are far from identical. Apparently, the doc wasn’t paying real good attention and gave Annie’s 2 shots to Allie because he said, ”It was great seeing you. See you next month with Mikayla.” Then he said his farewells, heading over to the door. We had to stop him in his tracks.
”Isn’t she getting any shots?” Hubby asked, pointing to Annie. He looked completely dazed. He said, ”They are done, good bye,” still looking slightly confused. ”But you gave her 4 shots and this one didn’t get any at all.” He comes back into the room fully. ”What?” He had the deer stuck in the headlights ‘holy sh^t’ look on his face. I got instantly horrified seeing that it was his big blunder for certain. Allie was double vaccinated. My poor little lady.
I said to him, ”So she got two HIB’s and two MMR’s?” He kept saying, ”No, it was only a preservative, like water. It’s not like getting two of each.” He kept voicing that, however, to us it made ZERO sense. Why would he give the two correct shots to one child and aim to give a non-mixed yet preservative to the other? No medication AT ALL for one? Were we doing placebo shots here? That just made no sense because he was leaving the room..adios. He wasn’t coming back with something else. He said it time and again and each time it made less sense.
He acted like it was totally nothing, comforted us with the BS preservative crap, or thought that he had, and then the visit went on for Annie to get two quick jabs, her lungs blaring. It was mommy torture. So what about these extra shots? I know they were absolutely the full, REAL shots. Nothing else would make any sense whatsoever.
He made light of it, and nothing bad better come of it. Of course, all night I was worried. All day to. Such a dumb, dumb mistake, covered up with even dumber reasoning. He apologized to Allie for giving her extra shots, but I didn’t like the B.S. Why can’t a doctor ever say the words, ”I’m sorry I made a mistake. I did wrong, but she will be fine. You don’t have to worry.” Isn’t that better than lying so our trust is totally broken? I know it is to me.
My Allie was in fact double vaccinated and he better hope she doesn’t have any ill effects from that. He said there could be a rash and fever combo to come (possibly) for just the one of each. What about Allie with two of each? I don’t remember ever seeing that reaction before. So far so good. My poor Allie.
Oh, and every time we go to that stinkin’ place somebody gets sick..then everybody gets sick. I hate going. This time I waited with them in the car, but hub said nobody was in there waiting so we called my cell to come in. I kept their hands off the toys. I saw a girl waiting to exit from a distance who was coughing on side of her mother, and I hid them from her.
They didn’t touch anything in the bathroom. I washed their little hands twice, then last night Annie suddenly sounded like she had a croup brewing or something. I hope she is doing better today when she wakes. It started out of nowhere. Nobody was freakin’ there, but somehow it still never fails. I hate that place!
On lighter news here are the twins 3.5 year stats.
(3 years, 6 months, 1 month, 3 weeks & 1 day old to be exact.)
Annie – (Top on) 32 lbs. & 38 inches tall
Allie – (Top on) 34 lbs. (And boy does my back feel that additional weight) & 37 and 3/4 in. tall. Only 1/4 in. shorter.
He said they are above average for their ages 😯 . He was super surprised at their huge growth spurts.
I’m hoping that scale was a little bit high though, as I didn’t really like the number that it had given me, ha ha 😆 . On my friend’s scale they were several pounds lighter. Who knows?
Oh, I wanted some advice here. The doctor asked if we wanted to give the twins the flu shot. Hub says yes, I said no. Hence, nothing transpired. I’m really nervous about the flu shot in recent years. I swear I got the flu last time I got the shot, but that was years ago. It doesn’t cover all strains, and my father worked for the FDA for over 35 years and never gets the shot himself. So to me, that alone makes me nervous. So does the flu..I just wasn’t ready on that one.
Do your kids get the flu shot? Do you? Did you get really sick last year? I did but it was Strep. We didn’t get the flu last year.
((Knock on wood.))
Sorry..I had to get that all out.