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I have shadows that dance around,
In the walls of my brain.

They whisper about moments I
Sometimes allow to stir.

Conversations with doctors
Advising me before that final shot.

So many coincidences and uncertainties.
That last one changed our whole world.

No fear that he was too weak.
None realized he was allergic to ingredients.
Contraindications be damned –
Hospitalizations following vax coincidental.
The dots did not connect.

He was so sick, so weak and I thought I was protecting him.
Our duty for the greater good.

I don’t reminisce there often.
Those dark shadows still sting, too much.

#MINE – NO to #SB277 – #B1LESS

Never

Posted: June 10, 2015 in Autism, Food allergies, Parental Rights

Something I don’t share very often is my love for creative writing and poetry. I’ve been so shaken after the California Assembly Committee voted “Yes” to SB277. Truthfully, I’m sad that so many lawmakers think it’s okay to ignore their constituents and eliminate basic constitutional rights.

There is enough evidence out there to prove vaccines are neither safe, nor effective. Don’t believe me? Consider just a few undeniable facts. 1) Doctors and pharmaceutical manufacturers are exempt from any liability to adverse reactions. Claims are tried in private court without true discovery or jury. 2) Whistleblower William Thompson, a key CDC scientist has come forward admitting CDC willfully manipulated data of safety research to skew intended results. Additional whistleblowers from Merck have come forward accusing company of fraud & “fixing” efficacy data for Mumps. 3) There have been no measles deaths in US in over 10 years, yet 108 deaths to adverse reaction to MMR vaccine.

In fact, vaccines can and do cause harm for some – it’s time that all of this collateral damage be respected and considered. Severe adverse reactions have rocked my family’s world. It’s all laid out in his medical history in stark black and white. And yet, despite the horrible history of life threatening hospitalizations resulting from vaccine adverse events…including intestinal bleeding…and the knowledge that milk proteins (ingredients my son is SEVERELY allergic to) are present within most of the recommended CDC vaccines; including DTaP, Hib, Hep A, IPV, MMR, Varicella, & Pneumococcal. I have to continuously remind his doctors that these ingredients are present…they are completely unaware. As was his first pediatrician in 2008.

Never

Never would I ask you

To set your own child ablaze

Giving warmth to my own.
Or, harbor fierce judgement

When you don’t understand

This life I have witnessed.
Lucky, you can afford

The willful ignorance

Like I once had before.
Never would I ask this if –

It might cause harm again.
You dare judge my choices

And never felt that fire

Burn your soul with dogma

Hot with lies forcing you

To face conflict every day?
Never would I expect

You to risk your child’s health

In exchange for my own.

All my best,

Muckraking Maven

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted an update on our NAET journey. Life has been full of twists and turns, as it often is, and time has been difficult to find for updates. For those that have been curious, we are now two years deep into NAET treatments for our son. We’ve had some financial struggles over the past year and a half, so treatments have not been as frequent as I’d like. However, we continue to eIMG_0315xperience vast benefits from each treatment, so we will continue along this path.

Today, my son is thriving. He’s mainstreaming in a general ed classroom full time and has an aid to help him. We are hopeful that his aid will successfully be phased out over the next year of school. Mr. W. has exceeded all academic expectations, made real friends, and gained improved social skills from his peers. It’s been a wonderful year and we’re very proud of all of his accomplishments.

W still struggles with gross motor coordination and fine motor strength. We will continue to work on this, we’re still trying to master riding a bicycle. However, the Big Wheel that his Gran just bought him is a really great start. It simplifies the process just enough that he can relax and simply have fun with it. Slowly, he’s building up the muscle memory that he will need to be better at riding his bicycle. He’s finally getting the hang of the concept that you have to steer and pedal simultaneously. (It’s those simultaneous gross motor tasks that become truly overwhelming.)

I’m grateful that we discovered NAET treatments and will continue to take my son to Dr. Chernoff for future care. With every step we take, we get to understand more underlying puzzles that conventional doctors could never resolve.

All my best,

Muckraking Maven