This story was submitted by the mother of Gunner and Kash.
I have three sons, but from the moment I laid eyes on Gunner I knew he was special. He had this little button nose, olive complexion and a hairy little back. He was literally the most well-behaved baby I have ever seen! He was always happy and smiling, never fussy. He met all of his mile stones, started crawling at 7 months and was walking before he was a year. He had all the typical baby words, mom, dad, bottle, his brothers name (cole), car. His favorite phrase was “What is this?”
A few weeks after his first birthday I took him in for his doctor visit. That day he received his MMR vaccination. Not long after we got home he spiked a high fever. I gave him Tylenol and alternated that with Advil to keep it at bay. That night Gunner woke up screaming and hitting himself in the face. At the time I chalked it up to teething. The next morning Gunner seemed different. He refused to eat, he cried a lot and he still had this fever…… I took him back to the doctor when I started to realize there was more going on. They ruled out pneumonia with an x-ray of his chest, ruled out an ear infection, and he had no cold symptoms. The doctor said it must be from his vaccination.
Gunner’s fever stayed with him for two weeks! When he was finally on the mend I noticed his attitude hadn’t changed much from when he was sick. He was regressing. He stopped looking at me, he no longer responded to his name, he no longer reached out to me, he started walking on his tip toes and and throwing his head in circles. He also ran in circles… The Gunner I knew was disappearing in front of my very eyes….
Gunner is nonverbal today, his behaviors are getting worse as he ages. Just last week I saw him causing self-injury for no apparent reason. He was biting himself… Gunner has a fascination with letters and numbers, so much that he bit through his baby brother’s hand and went into complete hysterics because he touched one of his magnet letters.
As a single mother of three how am I to get him the therapy he so desperately needs? Therapy he wouldn’t need if I were properly informed about the risks and side effects of the MMR vaccine? As his mother I want this beautiful boy to reach his full potential, whatever that may be. It saddens my heart that my once happy, healthy boy is now suffering and there is nothing I can do to stop it. All the wealth of our great country, and still so many people are suffering…
You know… I’m kind of new to all this (Gunner is nearly 3 years old), and I know a lot of people have lists of the changes they want, demands they have… All I want is for my son to get whatever therapy he needs. I want his country, his government to help him succeed in life and I want them to take a little responsibility for what’s happening to so many families – the same government that made it mandatory for me to poison my child… And please insist on more studies and testings of these harmful vaccinations.
Thank you for your time…
Today Kash is 15 months old and although I have not seen long-term effects from the DTaP vaccination he received at 9 months, the week that followed it was terrifying! The picture I am adding with my story is of Kash the day before his DTaP and the day of his DTaP. You can see the stark difference in the two…
After bringing Kash home from his doctor visit he spiked a fever. By bath time it was climbing and his eyes were disoriented. That night I woke to Kash’s painful screams. When I picked him up he was on fire! I fumbled around in complete hysterics looking for my thermometer. It read 105.6! He was slipping in and out of consciousness. Immediately I dialed 911. We were rushed to Mercy Hospital, where they tried to tell me he had a slight ear infection of the right ear. The doctor’s words exactly were, ” It looks a little red. We will write you up for antibiotics.”
Days went by and I was lucky to bring his fever down to 104. Feeling something else was wrong I took him back to the ER two more times, only to be sent home each time. His extremely high and abnormal fever lasted for a week.
I am extremely grateful that Kash came out of the woods alright. His brother Gunner was not so lucky. I know my baby, and I know with every ounce of me that the DTaP made my baby instantly ill. We dodged a bullet with Kash. That vaccination was the last vaccination I will EVER allow my children to receive. I thank my lucky stars every day Kash is okay and I will never again subject my children to the poisons that are being administered to babies every day.
Kash’s story has a happy ending, but it could have gone very wrong for him, as it has for so many others, including his big brother.
I can only imagine what would have happened to Kash if I allowed them to give him his MMR this past June.