A long time ago I read that taking a vaccine is like walking towards the edge of a cliff with a blindfold on, you don't know how many steps you get - until you can't come back.
My son Miles had unexplainable gut issues from his first shot administered at birth, which I know now for this reason alone - he should never have been vaccinated at 6 months (as per the package inserts). The nurse at the time dismissed my sons symptoms and we went ahead anyway. For two days following he ran a mild fever, was lethargic and didn't sleep well. On the third day I noticed he'd lost movement on his left side and there were signs of cognitive regression.
I saw three different GPs who all reassured me that it was not the vaccines that had caused this. I was told that as a new mother I was being hysterical and that children naturally regress... that it was more likely he'd caught a virus that had done this. At 11 months I found a GP who conceded that vaccines may have caused Miles's injuries and proposed that it was encephalitis of the brain. He advised there was nothing to be done except wait and see what functions return and get a formal diagnosis for autism when he was 2-3 years old. As I left, the doctor asked if I would be more comfortable if he was to complete the vaccination schedule. No, no I was not.
Heartbroken, scared and alone - I could not accept this as my child's fate. I researched and researched, found the GAPS diet and went it alone (and against the advice of doctors and my naturopath). I am so fortunate that Miles has recovered and looking at him, you only see a beautiful, healthy intelligent six (and three quarters!) little boy. He will always need to manage his gut and autoimmune issues, unfortunately that is a scar that won't fade.”