Thursday, May 13, 2010

BBC Week 2

Week 2 Prompt: In the book Theo talks about how he's scared to have kids and doesn't ever want to have any. Do you feel his feeling are valid?

As always, what are your feelings about the book this week?

I think his feelings are valid. I sometimes feel that people are worried about their family history when it comes to having kids. I am not sure if he is really justified with this disease(not reading enough research), but I know that parents can be carriers for other syndromes, and issues that could bring concerns in having children.

I have an idea where the book is going and it is great so far... In fact as soon as I am done writing this I am going back to reading my next 100 pgs.

Side note: talked to my dad and he said that my sister did end up going quiet at a point in her childhood after she babbled a great deal. He also said that he was not a fan of the pediatrician that she had so they switched before having me. Also he said if it's shots that did this to her, then he wished for a shot to bring her back to "normal." There are lots of times I just wish she would "wake up." My dad works so hard to help her and I just want him to not have to worry about her anymore... Ok enough rambling :-)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Book Club Week 1 House Rules

Week 1 Prompt: What are your thought on the vaccination/autism link? If you are a parent, did it make you do things differently with your child (no right or wrong answers here! This is not a debate forum). If you aren't a parent, if you were to have children would this new found research change how you would go about getting your child vaccinated?

Also, as always, what do you think of the book?

My answers:
I think that there needs to be a greater deal of research when it comes to the link between vaccinations and autism. I tried to get in touch with my dad to see how my sister was before she had her vaccinations, but no such luck this week... maybe next. My sister has Aspergers and is very high functioning. I guess I always wonder what would have happened if they knew more at that time. If I have kids I will be very careful when it comes to paying attention to when and what is going in my kids body. I am careful about what goes in my body now, but until there is further research and studies conducted, most people will trust the doctors completely. Doctors are not always out for the best interest of the patient. Some will prescribe certain drugs for kickbacks, and give the normal rounds of what other doctors have done in the past. It is just the easy thing to do.

As for the book it took me a few chapters to get used to the hopping around, but I am hooked on the book as of now. I don't know if Emma realizes how much Theo is neglected when she just tosses aside the Wii game, and then blanks on dinner after Jacob came home from Jess'. I think I know where things are headed already. We shall see if my theories are correct as of next week!