I'm a bad Mom.
My daughter is almost 22 months, and I'm still getting her caught up on her 12-month vaccinations.
All during my pregnancy with Elise, a little war waged inside my head... the should I/shouldn't I vaccinate debate. After I had looked through all the research, talked to Moms that I trusted, and questioned Elise's pedi-to-be, I settled on a compromise; I would vaccinate Elise on my own schedule.
And that's what we did. And it worked fabulously, until Elise's 12-month appointment. Because two days later, she was diagnosed with diabetes, and my whole world turned upside down.
At her 15-month appointment, I realized how behind we were, so I allowed them to give Elise one vaccine (I can't remember which it was). The next few days were horrible; her BG shot through the roof and she was irritable and didn't want to eat. Thankfully she was back to her charming self three days later.
At her 18-month appointment, I nervously agreed to her Dtap vaccination and awaited the the high BG and crabbiness that was sure to ensue. But to my surprise, there wasn't any. Huh.
On Thursday, I took Elise for her Prevnar (pneumococcal) vaccination, and besides a little soreness on her leg, and some irritability, it hasn't been that bad. Her numbers may be a wee bit high, but we're talking upper 100s/lower 200s.
We also experienced high numbers with the flu vaccine. I write all this to say; has anyone else experienced high numbers after vaccinations? Any stories to share? I'm curious how this has affected other kids with diabetes.
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