President Bush is an idiot, but that's not news. This
, however, just frosts
me. I'm a firm
believer in the correlation between the mercury in vaccines and the rate of autism (1 in 150 children with 94 of those being boys). In fact, I'm such a firm believer in it that I don't know if I'll ever have another vaccine put into my children again. I don't often blog about this, but when I read this article
, I couldn't help but wonder why he was voted into office. He really is
dumber than we think.
People can say what they want about the mercury in vaccines being "safe." I, on the other hand, truly believe that some children's immune systems are already compromised at birth and can't handle these vaccines like other children can. I have read multiple studies and educated myself on this issue more than I ever thought I would. I know what I believe in my heart is true.
I believe that Jack is one of those children and Liv is not. I believe that Jack was adversely affected by the MMR shot and we were lucky to pull him through the "window." Yes, there is a "window" of opportunity with autism that you can pull a child out of and I believe we pulled Jack out in time. Some may feel that he was never really autistic to begin with if I was able to pull him out, but that's a firm belief I have. No one else lived with him but us and we saw him stim and space out and a list of other things I could mention, but don't feel the need to prove myself here. Hell, my own pediatrician thought I
was autistic because I banged my head for so long. I wasn't or was
I do not feel he is autistic and neither do his therapists. He has a very mild case of Sensory Processing Disorder. And much of his "quirks" are related to the SPD. However, Jack gave me signs after his MMR that told me I needed to act fast or I'd lose him in his own world. With early intervention, we've been able to work night and day with him to help him overcome his issues and/or teach him how to self-regulate. And he's as happy and as normal as can be, give or take a bad day here and there. Aren't we all like that? All I know is that I saw him change the moment he received that MMR shot when he was fifteen months old and we've been battling it ever since. He's made significant progress in the last six months and I hesitate ever subjecting him to mercury, no matter how miniscule, ever again.
President Bush did not help me with my son and he will not be helping other children by vetoing a bill that would ban mercury in all vaccines. Have you ever compared the current vaccination schedule with one from twenty years ago? Children get four times as many vaccines now as they did then. It's no wonder autism rates have gone sky high. Have you ever looked at Finland's vaccination schedule? They get maybe one-fifth of the vaccines the children in the U.S. get and they're fine.
You may think I'm full of shit, but I've done my research. I know my facts. And I've read so much it makes my brain hurt from all the things I know now that I never thought I'd ever know.
If I ever choose to vaccinate my kids again, I'm going to do it on my terms, not
the doctor's. I don't believe in consolidating the MMR shots into one; it's just a way for the drug companies to save money on the packaging, when in fact it's too much mercury for any child, let alone any adult, to handle. Thimerosal is the preservative in those vaccines and it consists of 49.6% mercury. It's put in the live virus to kill it so that it's safe to inject into humans. However, the mercury content has neurological effects on people that have compromised immune systems. It's poison. And there's so much information out there about it. I don't have time to link to all of it here because I'd be writing this for days. I know what I know and I respectfully disagree with those in favor of the mercury...except for President Bush. He doesn't know squat.
that the mercury is no longer used, but that's a load of crap. There is still a large stockpile of vaccines for children that still have mercury in them because they have to be used up before the non-mercury ones can be administered. Nobody tells you that
. Do you
know what's been put into your kids? With the rate of autism being so high, it's not
just due to the broadening of the definition. It's also a combination of other factors and something has to change soon
You know what I'd like to see? I'd like to see a test given at birth that determines whether or not a child's immune system can handle vaccines safely. That's when I'll be happy. Until then, every shot is a risk and I just don't know if I can put my boy through any of those ever again. I'm all for vaccines to keep us all safe from harmful diseases; I just don't want so many given so fast in a child's life. I want less vaccines and I'd like to see them spaced out more. And I'd like children to receive them later in life when their immune systems have time to develop and fight off side effects. For children with compromised immune systems, it won't really matter, I suppose. Heavy metal in the body is just that...heavy metal
and it can't be excreted unless it's chelated. And chelation is very dangerous.
You can't tell me I'm wrong if you've never seen the light in your child's eyes disappear and then reappear because of intense therapy and intervention. You can't tell me I'm wrong if you've never lived with us, wondering if Jack would ever be Jack again. He is
and we're lucky. I truly believe that early intervention is critical. I also believe that autism is reversible, although some may disagree with me. And that's okay. I just know what I know, what I've learned from my research, how I feel, what I've seen, and the improvements my son has made in such a short period of time. To each his own, I guess.
Okay. I'm off my soapbox. I only ask that you educate yourself on this issue and not leave me preachy comments. Nothing will change my mind on this one.