I am not a nicu nurse, I work with the elderly mainly on med surg. I have so much respect for what you nicu nurse do on a daily basis. i am posting here because I would like to know your opinions on this matter. Some background, my niece was born at 25 weeks, weighed under two pounds at birth. Had 2 bouts of NEC, was resolved with antibiotics never needed surgery.
My niece at two months of life was given three vaccines one day apart, dtap, hib and ipv last week on mon, tues and wednesday. on the overnight shift Saturday sometime after 1 am she went in distress, 02 desats, bradycardia and low bp's, she had previously been stable, on what looked like nasal canula, i'm not sure what you would call it but she definetely wasn't on cpap or vent. She needed to be intubated and they were never able to stabilize her, she passed saturday late afternoon.
I had no idea that vaccines would even be offered so early as she wasn't even at her due date. Is this common practice? The doctors deny this could be related to vaccines as it was several days after the fact. the autopsy isn't complete but didn't show anything wrong with her gross anatomy. Your opinions, could this be vaccine related? And on a personal level, would you consent to these vaccines if it were your own child, a 25 weeker at day 60 of life?
Please tell me I'm wrong