hepatitis A vaccine// My 2 1/2 year old just recived the shot?
My 2 1/2 year old little girl just got her hepatitis A vaccine shot on 9/12/2005, Since her vaccine she has not eaten a thing or even put food in her mouth. Our Pedeatriton has taken blood 2 days ago to figure out what is going on. We have been giving her Gatorade and water along with juice to keep her from dehydrating? My question is can she get Hepatitis A and or the Symptoms from the shot? She says "I am not hungry" and drinks allot more then normal? Her uren is not yellow or brown it white like water, Her stool is dark black. We are to see a Gastroneterogest tomorrow at Texas Children's Hospital for further test?
Can all this be cause by getting the Hepatitis shot?
it has to be nerve racking to be going through all this, especially since you are trying to do what is best for your child and the thought that those actions might do the opposite, make you angry at the medical profession. There are no physicians at this forum, but the gastroenterology section does have one. Not sure how long before questions get answered, though. Sinve we are all patients at this board, we can not give any medical advice, only opinions and suggestions. Good luck to you.
The hepatitis A vaccine is not live so it is highly unlikely your little girl got hepatitis from it. The side effects you describe happen sometimes but usually don't last more than a few days. Maybe it's the age of your daughter.
You seem to be taking the best course of action by taking her to the Children's Hospital tomorrow for a professional evaluation. Giving the fluids she craves seems like a good idea. Did you get any of the blood tests back. I assume she will be given a full health panel, including CBC, liver enzymes and maybe a thyroid panel. If not, ask for them. Sometimes these hospitals are stingy with the tests.
All the best and let us know what the doctors say. I don't think it's serious as little kids sometimes hang onto these things longer than us oldsters.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.