Stirring up the Beehive


January 6, 2011 by Marj Hatzell

Bee nice

Holy Canolli, peeps. The world done gone and stirred up a beehive.

Regardless of what side of the debate you are on, note thusly:

  • Kids are still autistic
  • No one REALLY knows what causes it
  • The autistic kids still need help, yo
  • I don’t give a flying f*ck right now, because I’m living it every single freaking day

Today I’ve read:

  • Our kids are misdiagnosed
  • I’m a bad mother for vaccinating and caused my own kids’ autism
  • My kids aren’t really autistic, they have something else wrong with them (okay, so you were there when neither one of them spoke a peep before the age of three?)
  • If I would just chelate/supplement/do HBOT they could be cured
  • Shame on me (for being interested in the results of eleven studies)
  • Shame on them (for covering it up)
  • My kid regressed after the MMR (he did? That’s funny, I distinctly remember telling my sister when he was THREE WEEKS OLD that I thought he was autistic)

Regardless of your feelings on the matter, things are effed up.

And once again, I’ll state this:  Even if it were true, and my kids “regressed” and it wasn’t genetic and we didn’t have, like, five family members on the spectrum, I’d rather vaccinate and prevent a horrible disease and have an autistic kid then have them die from something horrible that could have been prevented.

That is all.

4 thoughts on “Stirring up the Beehive

  1. She Started It says:

    Just put your hands over your years and say “LA LA LA LA LA I can’t hear you.” It works quite well!

  2. punkymama says:

    I get the same things about ADHD. My Dad had ADHD never diagnosed but got beaten in school regularly for never paying attention. (Gotta love catholic schools in the late 1920’s) and a husband who had to sit in a refrigerator box at school, (gotta love schools in the 1960’s) I know I get so much about how I should take him to a Dan Dr, Feingold Diet, Keogenic Diet, and not vaccinate ect ect. Fuck em. I hate the people who feel if they don’t have to vaccinate because we all did so their “special” child is safe.

    *Although my younger child we had on a modified vaccination schedule because he had allergic reactions to some vaccines. We get most vaccines at a different rate at the allergist. Gotta love that.

  3. the life you choose says:

    Oh christ. I can’t even come up with a quip.

  4. I always laugh when someone starts talking about Heavy Metals. Because I picture Whitesnake or Slayer or Metallica.

    I’m so mature.

    WTF is chelation? Is that this century’s version of leeches or am I really really clueless. Don’t answer that.

    I guess if my kid had extraordinary needs that I couldn’t manage and couldn’t find answers to explain away or insta-cures in the form of tiny pills, I’d be open to about anything. But as an “outsider” in this particular fight, I have a really hard time accepting that people just reject science outright for whatever Jenny McCarthy tells them. She might be well informed (from time to time), but it’s not like she’s been blessed with some spectacular insight and intellect that parents of other kids on the spectrum haven’t and mostly she sounds like she’s talking about magical thinking.

    I don’t think I’m making any sense. I sleepy.

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