We went for Hana’s two month check up yesterday. Alhamdolillah everythings going well and she’s on track with everything mashaAllah. Hana also got her first set of immunizations. She barely cried mashaAllah – just with the pinch and then rolled out her lips and whimpered. Eesa, on the other hand, was super anxious to get some shots. Despite seeing Hana cry with the pinch of each needle, he was soo desperate to get one. infact, he even went and lay down on the bed to get a shot and was sooo upset when we forced him to leave the office without one.
(I also volunteered to pinch him with a needle once we got home, but he refused)
Imo and I are both obsessively anti medications. Even with Eesa we had decided to not to give him medications until absolutely neccessary and to let him fight out everything as naturally as possible. We’ve never taken flu shots for ourselves and therefore politely declined when the hospital offered to give her rotavirus shots(very much recommended by Ontario Health these days) at three months. Despite tylenols being used as freely as toilet paper these days, alhamdolillah, Eesa’s barely had tylenol twice or thrice in his life mashaAllah – (Yes I know I sound inhumane by saying this but i’m not the kind to give it before immunization shots either!). Even vitamin D, we gave it to him after he was two months because we knew he was getting enough from sunlight but stopped by the time he was 5 mths. Gripe water, on the other hand, he drank like no tommorrow! lol. (Hana is taking vitamin D right now but only on days when its gloomy and will stop by the time she is 3 mths iA)
Alhamdolillah, we’ve been lucky to have an awesome paediatrician as well mashaAllah. We’d talked it out with him during Eesa’s immunization process and had let him know that we only want the ESSENTIAL immunizations (theres some that you have to give or else your kids arent allowed in schools) and want him to fight out other stuff like chicken pox and measles as naturally as possible – (we, his parents, did it too, didnt we?). Recent reports have also shown links between autism and vaccinations so i’m all the more picky now with medications. And its not just with the kids, we too dont believe in taking antibiotics etc for stuff like chest or throat infections either – natural, it is!!
(Yeah, I know some of you might be cringing and thinking its inhumane to put ourselves through it, but honestly it’s what we find to be a healthier option and above everything, this is what works best for us).