I'm even more angry at the pediatrician now. I just feel so incredibly frustrated! But, the good news is that I have found another pediatrician in the area. She was recommended to me by a friend, so I trust that much more than a random search.
To update you on the pediatrician:
I have been very careful about what vaccines I give my daughter. I have never had the flu vaccine, and I don't intend to ever get it or give it to my daughter. There are other vaccines that I feel are not necessary. That said, there are others that are necessary in my opinion. I do not think they are bad parents who choose to give their child every vaccine, nor are those who give their children no vaccines bad parents. It is up to the parents to decide, and the parents have a duty to research the subject and do what they feel is right.
I am allergic to a vaccine and my brother was allergic to a couple of them. Therefore, I wanted the vaccines to be given one at a time. By the time she was six months old, she had only had the dtap, because my life fell apart shortly after she was born. I decided I could do two at a time, if the first were proven safe for her. I told my plan to the pediatrician. We agreed to give her the dtap and polio vaccines that visit. I was there as they gave my daughter 2 shots.
As I was switching pediatricians, I called to verify which vaccines she was given. Surprise! Apparently, my little baby was given Hep B and Hem. I don't even know what Hem is! And I was never intending to give my daughter Hep B unless I needed to put her in day care. I feel betrayed. I trusted my daughter in their care, and they went behind my back.
I certainly hope the next pediatrician accepts that I am the mom. Really, how could someone do that??? I am so glad to be out of that woman's clutches! She needs a change of profession, in my opinion!
Overall, I am glad that my girl didn't have any reactions, but I'm just confused about what to do now. I have questions that need answering, and I don't know who to trust. For example, I know Hep B comes in a series. If I just stop the series is that ok? What if I need to start it again later? After all, I may need to put her in day care. And what is this hem???
I sincerely hope that I'll be able to trust this other doctor.
UPDATE: I called the doctors office to confirm the vaccines. Turns out that it's not hem, but hib. While I don't know exactly what that is, it does seem that it's one I would have opted to give my daughter anyway.