I'm an awful mom and got off track with the Gardasil shots for the kids. You're supposed to get three shots -- the second one two months after your first shot, the third one, four months after that. But what do you do if you fall off schedule, like this busy/full-of-excuses/trying-hard-though mom?
After researching online and asking many, many people many, many questions, I'm not really sure.
For my daughter, I got two different pieces of advice about getting back on track.
For my son, FIVE different answers from four healthcare professionals.
I've been reassured that the "red book" from the Centers for Disease Controll was consulted by the fourth nurse I talked to, and we're on the right track.
I shared that I received so many different answers -- even from the fourth nurse -- and I suggested maybe the staff at the pediatrician's could benefit from a "pow wow" of sorts to all get on the same page for other moms who might do the same thing, because safety and health were at risk. But I'm not confident that will happen. The nurse told me I should suggest it to the doctor, and I explained that she herself could obviously see how confusing the process of getting back on schedule was and she had been on staff for at least 13 years, so maybe the doctors would be most receptive to her suggesting some re-training or at least gathering for a 15 minute discussion about it. She probably was just thinking, "Mom, (I HATE when the staff calls me MOM), you should have been better organized and avoided this whole mess!"