This is our family story. Our daughter's name is Abigaile. In 2003 she was vaccine injured. This vaccine reaction has changed has affected our entire family and affected each of our lives. Our daughter with in 72 hours started excessive crying, her eyes darting, her body swelling. Her head and her entire body began to swell. She had a 54 minute seizure that the ER Dr. walked out of the room, didn't medicate her or anything and said she wouldn't make it. I don’t think at the time that we even began to know how our lives would change. We first would be denied that anything was wrong with our daughter from the Pediatrician who gave her the vaccines. Our daughter had 2 life-threatening seizures after the vaccine. We were told with our child having seizures and her body seemed to be swelling by the minute (this we would learn later was her having an anaphylactic reaction to the vaccine). Get in your car and drive almost 4 hours to talk with a Pediatric Neurologist at Children’s Hospital so You can find out what is wrong with your daughter. So late at night we are driving 4 hours after my husband gets off work to Children’s to find out what happened with our baby who is now 5 months old. The Neurologist took one look and admitted her. Our diagnosis included Encephalopathy, developmental delays, left eye exotropia, seizure disorder, malnourishment (later we would determine it was actually malabsorption) the list was huge but we didn’t have a diagnosis. Every professional we came in contact with asked about if she had vaccines and we said yes. The time correlated, yes. There was not one professional medical Doctor or Specialist that we came in contact with that would admit it. We spent the first 5 years of her life doing trauma care for her. We spent the first 7 years of her life going to specialists, Doctors, and Genetics and Chromosomal testing. All came back negative. We (my husband and I) finally determined it was vaccines when the Genetics physician @ Children’s took off his lab coat and said “if it were my child here’s what I think?” We went to our Pediatrician told her of our findings asked her what she thought she said she didn’t know but thought it could be. I asked her and her nurse to file a VAERS report, they REFUSED. I ended up going to the County Health Dept. so they would file a VAERS by a nurse who didn’t know our child or us. We were given X number of words to explain what happened. I asked if someone would be contacting us, the nurse said no not likely they usually don’t unless they have a question. Our daughter was very sick and wasting away we found she was not absorbing her fats amongst all the other issues. We ended up leaving our Pediatrician to go with another and found help online through the NVIC.org. Over the past almost 9 years now we have gone through numerous Dr.s, Pediatricians, and other Health professionals most were caring but we were left each time that no one knew how to treat our child for vaccine injury. We had to obtain prescriptions from the Dr long distance that was treating her and go to Dr.s in our area, as our insurance wouldn’t pay for the Dr. who was actually treating her. We did find a fantastic Pediatrician who would have to treat our daughter long-distance via phone and computer as we didn't have a lot of funds for travel. Our house went into foreclosure twice we eventually sold it, as we couldn’t keep it up or the payments with all the medical debt. We lost cars, and my husband eventually lost his job. We seemed to lose so many things during this time. We had many struggles with things that we were trying to figure out with her health. This was very traumatic for our family. We were grateful for any support of family and friends during this time. We always tried to keep God first this is truly when God carried us ( our entire family). It was sure hard to see then but it is clear of where we could have been had it not been for God.
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