The Importance of Declining the Hepatitis B Vaccine On Your Birth Plan
In some countries, e.g, in the USA, Australia and Thailand, new babies are injected with the genetically engineered hepatitis B vaccine after they are born, either at birth or any time before the mother and the baby leave the hospital, even though – unlike intravenous drug users using dirty needles, or people engaging in promiscuous sex – new babies are not an at-risk group.
Only very few mothers are infected with hepatitis B and this is hardly an excuse to vaccinate all new babies at birth. There seems however to method in the madness, as vaccinating all new babies obviously provides Merck, the manufacturer of the vaccine, with a fantastic business opportunity, which appears to be the real reason behind this absurd and dangerous practice.
Below is the tale of Ian Gromowski, a boy who lived 47 days after his at birth Hepatitis B vaccination. Thank you to his mom Deanna Gromowski for sharing her agonizing story she is happy to share in the hope that it may prevent other such tragedies.
By Deanna Gromowski
There are days I cannot believe what happened to my son Ian Larsen Gromowski.
It almost seems as though it was a bad, horrible nightmare that I cannot wake up from. My name is Deanna Gromowski and I am just a mom.
I live in Wisconsin and have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UW-Milwaukee and my husband Scott has his bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from UW-LaCrosse. I work in Human Resources and he decided to get a 2nd degree in Fire Science and is now a full-time fire fighter. We dated for 3 years and then got engaged and a year later married in Hawaii in 2005. We decided to hold off on children for the first year to enjoy married life.
We ‘did everything right in life’, we planned and prepared and educated ourselves about all our major life decisions.
Then June 25, 2007 and our son Ian was born completely healthy. Well, there was a slight mishap at birth and it is very common. Ian swallowed meconium (his stool) as he came through the birth canal. He was originally brought back to our room with us, but then the nurses noticed he was having trouble breathing.
The meconium is like tar and it was in his lungs. So Ian was admitted to the NICU, discharged the next day to our room, but yet again went back because he hadn’t worked all of the meconium out quite yet. Scott and I were worried, as new parents, who wouldn’t be, but we knew it was common and we were told this many times. Some babies need 2 to 3 weeks to work the meconium out of their lungs.
Ian was having a hard time getting this tar worked out, but you cannot imagine our JOY when the doctors told us on his 5th day of life, June 30th, 2007, that he would be able to go home. All he needed was his hearing test and his Hepatitis B vaccination.
We couldn’t wait for both of them to happen so we could go home. Looking back Scott and I get frustrated because we weren’t really given an option about the vaccine. We were told to sign a form (in which we were not given any instructions on vaccines) and I remember it seemed strange because the form we signed didn’t have an area for a parent signature, the nurse had to physically write in “Parents Signature” and draw a line. Hardly seems professional or right, but I signed it anyway. I look back on that form to date and still get sick to my stomach.
Ian was given his Hepatitis B vaccination on July 1st, 2007 even though he was fighting off the meconium, even though he had a fever ABOVE 100 degrees on June 30th, and even though he had a fever above 100 degrees the day of July 1st they STILL VACCINATED HIM.
It states on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website this : “Some people should not get hepatitis B vaccine or should wait.
Anyone with a life-threatening allergy to baker’s yeast, or to any other component of the vaccine, should not get hepatitis B vaccine. Tell your provider if you have any severe allergies.
• Anyone who has had a life-threatening allergic reaction to a previous dose of hepatitis B vaccine should not get another dose.
• Anyone who is moderately or severely ill when a dose of vaccine is scheduled should probably wait until they recover before getting the vaccine. Your provider can give you more information about these precautions..”
So how are parent’s to know if their child is allergic to baker’s yeast? Do you want to just risk it? I would consider Ian moderately ill because he was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and still had a fever. Shouldn’t the experts know this information. Isn’t it there job? Well, that is all hindsight and immediately after Ian was vaccinated the following happened:
FACT: After receiving the Hepatitis B shot these symptoms also appeared:
• Platelets dropped from 248,000 to 131,000 – severe thrombocytopenia
• Scalded-like rash appeared
• Seizures noted
• Irritable, crying non-stop
• Stopped eating
• Viral-like symptoms
His pictures speak a million words. Within 12 hours of his vaccination he had the rash, within 24 hours the severe thrombocytopenia set in, and then he was in a fatal state from then on, yet NO DOCTORS, NURSES, STAFF would even consider the vaccination as the source.
Nothing else happened, no medicines of any kind because he was supposed to be going home! It even lists on the CDC website that 1 in 1.1 million have a severe reaction and on the Merck website it indicates that thrombocytopenia is a typical reaction of a person with a vaccine reaction. Why didn’t they know this? Why wouldn’t they consider the vaccination? It is possible. It even states so on the form from the CDC that they were SUPPOSED to give us and didn’t!!
Ian lived for 47 days. My son suffered nearly his entire life. Look at the pictures. Imagine watching your child going through this pain and not being able to do anything. No one would listen to us… we are just parents, what do we know?
We didn’t leave his side for one moment. We lived at the hospital, literally. I couldn’t save my first born son, I couldn’t make the ‘ouchie’ better. I sat there day in and day out and watched this vaccination destroy his organ one at a time.
But I want you to know that Ian was an old soul. He had a peaceful presence about him. He received edema massages 2 times a day for his swelling and he loved it! The therapists said most babies in his situation do not do well with massages, but he was relaxed, peaceful, and accepting. He fought so hard. He is the strongest person Scott and I have ever met. He took our admiration to a level we didn’t know existed in the world. He was and is our little Sunshine, but more importantly he is OUR HERO.
We now are blessed with another son, Vance. Vance shares his brother’s blonde hair and has blue eyes that glisten like the sky. Vance is almost 6 months old and Vance is not vaccinated yet. Pending on the future of vaccines, we don’t know if he ever will be. Hopefully Ian’s story will touch the lives of others including people who care for children. His case is not as rare as one would think.
Ian Larsen Gromowski
June 25, 2007 – August 10, 2007
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Resided In: Brookfield Wisconsin USA
Funeral Home: Max A. Sass & Sons Funeral Home
Visitation: August 14, 2007
Service: August 14, 2007
Gromowski, Ian Larsen
Returned safely to the arms of Jesus on August 10, 2007. Precious son of Scott and Deanna Gromowski. Cherished grandson of Lawrence (Pamela) Gromowski and Gregory (Anita) Lehrkamp. Beloved great-grandson of Eugene Gromowski, Patricia Larsen and Bill Betlinski. Loving nephew of Paul (Amy) Gromowski and Melissa Waszak. Further survived by other relatives and many amazingly dear friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tues. Aug. 14, 7:30 PM at ST. JOHN VIANNEY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1755 N. CALHOUN RD., BROOKFIELD. Visitation AT THE CHURCH on Tues. from 6 PM until time of Mass.
Special thanks to the NICU nursing staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital. Ian was a fighter with a strong spirit. He will be forever loved and never forgotten.
Mommy and Daddy love you more than you will ever know.
You will always be our sunshine.
Ian’s parents have a website called Ian’s Voice HERE
On the website Deanna says:
“I asked Ian’s neonatologist at Children’s Hospital to write the federal government to see if there were any cases similar to Ian’s. In January 2008, much to the astonishment of Ian’s neonatologist and the entire Neonatology Board at Children’s Hospital, a CD from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) arrived indicating that there were “several” (which means hundreds) reported cases exactly like Ian’s; cases in which infants became ill within 24 hours of receiving the hepatitis B shot and then passed away. These are just the self-reported cases. What about those cases that have gone unreported?
In order to avoid the hep B vaccine routinely given to new babies it is essential to exempt one’s baby from the hep B vaccine in one’s birth plan when submitting it to the hospital or one’s primary care giver as without an exemption the parents may not be able to refuse the vaccination.
It however commonly happens that the vaccine is given regardless of the parents having exempted from the hep B vaccination as this example from the VINE Facebook page illustrates:
“I refused my son’s Hep B vac when he was born. After reviewing his records, I now know the hospital gave him the Hep B vaccine anyways. I am furious! The hospital gave me a hard time about refusing. I didn’t budge yet they still chose to inject him. PARENTS BEWARE!!”
“This is why my son NEVER left my room without me. They needed to weigh him and what not and decided to come to my room at 3 am hoping I would say “just take him”… nope! I got my butt outta bed and walked him and stayed with him the entire time. The staff wasn’t thrilled, but I didn’t care.”
“As Jacqui says, never ever leave the baby out of sight and always have an assertive support person (husband, friend or relative) with you during the entire hospital stay to make sure your birth plan is being followed at all times, Donna! If the baby is taken anywhere the support person goes along to keep an eye on the baby and to prevent any monkey business.
A mother related in a recent post that she found out that her baby had been given the hep B shot in hospital when she discovered a signed consent form for the hep B shot on which her signature had been forged (!) in her baby’s records!
I would seek legal advice to find out if it is possible to sue these criminals if I were you.”
“Unless you never let your baby out of your sight (or another person there just for that purpose), this is what often happens. The only safe place to have babies these days is at home.”
“Never, ever, EVER let your baby out of your sight in a hospital, leave the room, allow baby in nursery. EVER. They will do as they see fit.”
“People who keep saying “sue” need to read up on the laws regarding vaccinations. Most every state has a law on the books that absolves every kind of medical professional from being sued for giving shots. I was very surprised to learn that as an RN, I could give a shot without parental consent and not really get in trouble. I will try and find the link to the TX version of the law. You just can not ever leave a child out of your sight. I just had a baby on Friday and I was the only parent of any of the 13 babies in the nursery at assessment time. They did my baby fast and got me out of there. I did not need sleep that much to let him go alone…ever.”
“Same thing happened with the pediatrician office for my granddaughter. They took her into another room to “weigh her” and then we find out they gave her the flu shot after we said no vaccines at all.”
Laws need to be changed for accountabiblity especially if they do such things without your consent and if you were not made aware that they were doing it .. You should be able to sue them and bring malpractice charges against them . Genocidal Murderers … !!! www.marcgagne.legalshieldassociate.com . Know your legal rights affordable to all …!!!”
“My husband stood over them every second ready to take my daughter away from them if they even sniffed ‘vaccine’ ! Make sure you have relatives in there in force!!!”
“They do that all the time, never let your baby out of sight. They keep saying let me take the baby 2 the nursery we said no every time. I was blessed 2 have 3 drug free deliveries but they even tried 2 push a epidural telling the pain will be unbearable, but it wasn’t. Keep your baby with you!!!! This happens more then you think.”
“Ooh I’d be so pissed! If they did that to any of my sons, I would have sued. I refuse it, have it written out & notarized beforehand. That way, if it happened, I’d have proof that I refused it. I keep my baby with me the entire time for this reason!”
“Yep it just happened to us as well -and we are refusing the rest of all the shots …That is all they seem to care about is getting that needle in the babies ..”
“This happened to my friend here in Australia. Watch your babies at ALL times or home birth.”
“Happened to my youngest too. The hospital I had her at even charted that I refused so they didn’t give it to her. She had to have minor surgery the day before we left and I think they jabbed her with it then because other than that she didn’t leave my sight. It wasn’t until she stopped breathing and was rushed to the hospital and they started running tests that they figured out her liver was failing.
After we were discharged from the hospital I took her to a Naturopathic Dr who ordered a titer test to see if she had the vax and indeed she did.”
“They did the same to my son!”
“This also happened to my grandson. My daughter was recovering from giving birth & they just automatically gave it to him – no consultation or anything. She was later told they give it if one partner has been diagnosed with Hep. Thing is neither her or her partner have hep. It’s an outrageous violation of civil liberties.”
For information about vaccine exemptions in the USA for birth (and school) click on HERE and then scroll down to your state.
Also read this article HERE
– ‘Refuse This Routine Procedure – Or Expose Your Baby’s Brain to Severe Danger…’ HERE
– 60 Things that Can Go Terribly Wrong with Hepatitis B Vaccination http://articles.mercola.com
– – Immunization – An “Adverse Event” – By Beth Topp