We fed him right after being shot, which calmed him down and put him into a good sleep, but he woke up about two hours later and was inconsolable. It took a little tylenol and more feeding to get him back to sleep. Poor guy. Anyway, he woke up today is regular self, which was a relief to me and the wife. He even smiled for us a couple times this morning which was mucho-reassuring.
Doctor says he looks like a million bucks, weighs 14lbs (95 percentile for his age), 26.5" long (90%), and 12" head diameter (65%). So he's big and chubby with a small head?
Anyway, to the meat of the problem, I asked our doctor about the DTP shot. She said that most SIDS studies are made with a Pertussis vaccine from the 70s. It also had a major issue with causing seisures (looks like its the shot I took when I was a newborn). Also, for every SIDS study, there's a study proving no relationship between the shot and SIDS. Anyway, the newer DTP shots were better, but they use the brand new DTaP (the 'a' is an acellular vaccine. Instead of dead cells, its dead PARTS of cells). She said the side effects are so rare with the new shot that they haven't been able to quantify the percent of children that experience them.
That was reassuring enough for me, so I thought I'd pass along the news.