Vaccine Injury Stories

Seizures After Vaccinations: Philippe’s Story

Shared from his father, Marcel Cochegrus.

“We share this not because we’re looking for attention but because we want to spread awareness. Vaccine Injury Does Happen and it is Not Rare. Please BE INFORMED of the risks before you make a choice. I’m not here to make an ANTIVAX stance or a PROVAX stance, rather I’m sharing encouraging people to BE INFORMED before they make a choice, and inviting other to RESPECT other parents and their choices. I’m posting this as in many other states these rights are being stripped away from families. It should not be the governments’ choice what you do for YOUR KIDS. While there are lots of people that have no adverse reactions to immunizations, there also are MANY OTHERS who do have an adverse reaction and whose lives are changed dramatically.

How’s your Sunday morning going? Here’s ours.

I was making breakfast for the family, Philippe and Rémi were in the kitchen with me. I walked tot he fridge to grab the eggs, when all of a sudden I heard a loud thump. I thought Rémi had fallen off the counter because, for the life of me I cannot get him to stop climbing. Instead I saw Philippe shaking uncontrollably on the floor. His arm was twisted behind his back almost looking dislocated. He was having a SEIZURE, one of the strongest he’s had.

Normally his seizures happen when he’s asleep and starts to wake up. Very rarely do they happen when he’s awake. In fact I can only think of a couple of times when that’s happened.

Philippe developed seizures when he was 5 months old as a reaction to his scheduled immunizations. We ran him to the emergency room and spent the night there. After hours of observation we were sent to a neurologist. We’d travel once a month from Logan, UT to Salt Lake City for him to have his checkups which consisted of EEGs, MRIs, and other tests. We followed blindly what we were told to do, trusted. He was prescribed a couple seizure medications and we followed every thing we were asked to do. Meanwhile Philippe started drifting away and being completely absent. Years later that same prescription was banned. It was too late, the damage was done, Philippe has regressed dramatically and every milestone reached was lost.

We’ve worked hard, specially my wife who’s put endless hours of reading and researching. We’ve tried numbers of therapies, supplements, alternative medicine, but only few have shown little effect. He gained back those milestones, we were told he’d never walk and for a while we were told he wouldn’t live past the age of 2. He’s defied many odds, yet his challenges are still there.

We try our hardest to be good parents to him, but to be honest a lot of the time we just don’t know what to do or how to help him anymore.

For now, we just keep going. What does our future hold? Who knows, we’ll just take it one day at a time.”