For parents today who are concerned about the seemingly crowded recommended immunization schedule, it may seem logical to deviate from it and create a unique immunization experience for their child. For parents who selectively immunize, delaying or spacing out vaccines is appealing because it alleviates their concerns while ensuring their child is at least partially if not eventually fully immunized. For parents who refuse all immunizations, the feared risks of vaccines outweigh any and all benefits.
But is it really that simple?
Our introduction into the amazing world of parenthood… and then our abrupt reality check in the form of a life-threatening congenital heart defect & the successful medical interventions taken at Texas Children’s Hospital which taught us to never take a day for granted. This is our story.
How do you accept a miracle?
Blood transfusion therapy is, of course, essential to the ability to treat cancer. We often refer to this as supportive care. In my experience, supportive care is as essential as the treatment itself. This ranks as one of the biggest challenges in Botswana.
Recently, there have been stories all over the media about the events at Penn State regarding the sexual abuse of children at university-related facilities by staff. Having read the Grand Jury Report and media coverage, I share the sickening feeling expressed by many others. I do worry that the most important message from the standpoint of someone who works with abused children is being missed.