Infant Dies 14 Hours After Receiving 8 Vaccines
Laura Stanard experienced the shock, horror, and heartbreak of finding her healthy infant daughter limp and unresponsive the evening of her 2 month old vaccines. This devastating situation of losing her baby catapulted Laura to promptly research and question vaccines. She is among countless families, mothers, and fathers whose healthy children have tragically died after a vaccination “well baby visit” – the purpose of “well baby visits” is to ensure parents fully vaccinate their children according to the CDC schedule. If a parent questions this directive, the parent will be bullied and harassed by the pediatrician to vaccinate, even if it means lying to the parent and telling the parent their child will die without vaccines.
Most of these affected parents were not given true informed consent or provided sufficient information of the risks to make an informed decision – including that their child could DIE following vaccination. Laura shares an overview of what happened to her daughter Sophia, followed by a question and answer exchange.
Laura: Sophia was born December 7, 2018. 6.7 pounds – and she got the Hepatitis B vaccine, Vitamin K, and eye goop. From the day of her birth on she struggled to poop, so we were in and out of the doctor quite often as she was 5.14 pounds when we went in after leaving the hospital. Every visit Sophia was healthy as can be. She was getting better at using her bowels as she was learning how to live in the outside world and her favorite place was the boob.
By one month she weighed 8.4 pounds, so she was gaining quite well! She was a super healthy one month old! Starting to giggle and smile at me all the time. The next month, February 8th, 2019, we go in for her 2-month check up and she received every shot a two month old is scheduled to get (HepB, Rotavirus, DTaP, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13), and inactivated poliovirus (IPV)) and she barely even cried. We went home, and she napped basically the rest of the day. I figured she was just sleepy from the shots because my first child would always sleep a lot after her shots.
I took their father to work around 3 p.m. and came home and cleaned while Sophia slept and my other daughter played. At around 7 p.m. we had all laid down on the couch to take a nap and when their father arrived home around 10:15 p.m., I found Sophia’s head tilted back, her forehead was back touching the couch, her mouth and nose were not touching the couch at all – she was limp. They said it was the position she was in that caused the asphyxiation. We called 911 and her dad did CPR where she spit up a little and they came in and worked on her for a little bit. Then when they left in the ambulance they said she was starting to look up. I rode separately because her dad rode with them and I had my 2 year old. By the time I arrived, they had already pronounced her dead.
Why didn’t the medical examiner and police detective look a bit deeper into Sophia’s cause of death? Sophia’s airway was not obstructed – it was completely clear and there was no evidence of suffocation. What really caused this healthy baby’s inability to breath? Laura reveals more story details in our interview below.
Q&A with Laura:
Q: You mentioned in your story submission that Sophia received all of the standard vaccines at her 2- month visit. Did you ask to skip any or did she receive the vaccines listed on the current CDC childhood vaccine schedule?
Q: Do you have a copy of her vaccine record?
Laura: I do not – the police took my paper from her vaccines that day and when I went to get all of her medical records from her doctor that’s the one thing they didn’t give me.
Q: How long from after her 2-month visit on February 8th until she passed (in hours)? What time approximately was her doctor’s visit?
Laura: Her doctor visit was at 9:30 a.m. and she was declared dead at 11:23 p.m., but I found her around 10:15 p.m.
Q: What was your first thought when you discovered her limp?
Laura: I was scared. I didn’t even know what to think. I had never thought that would happen to me and my sweet baby.
Q: What did the hospital/doctors on call say was the cause of death?
Laura: I was not told a cause of death by the doctors. I’m not sure if they told her father before I arrived at the hospital with my other daughter.
Q: Did they do an autopsy? If so, what was the listed cause of death?
Laura: Yes. Her listed cause of death is accidental asphyxiation.
Q: Will you have an independent autopsy done?
Laura: No, we had her cremated.
Q: Did your first child have any other reaction to the shots other than sleepiness that you can recall?
Laura: My first never had any reactions aside from sleepiness and maybe a slight fever here and there.
Q: Other than the constipation post birth, was Sophia healthy?
Laura: She was super healthy. Gained 2 pounds over a 3 week period.
Q: What do you think contributed to her death?
Laura: I believe it was vaccines. Now that I look back, after getting her shots she was not awake and playing once. I fully believe they either caused her death or they caused her to have SIDS.
Q: Did Sophia have any obvious reactions to her newborn vaccines?
Laura: She was jaundiced and fussy all the time.
Q: Did you share with the ambulance paramedics that she had her 2 month vaccines earlier that day? And if so, what did they say?
Laura: I did share that with them. They just kind of pushed it off like it didn’t really matter.
Q: Has anyone filed a VAERS report? (Vaccine Adverse Events Report System)
Laura: No one has filed. I don’t have the papers stating what vaccines she got and what time because they took my paper.
Q: Are you planning on continuing to vaccinate your 2 year old? Why or why not?
Laura: I do not plan to continue vaccinating her. I have started researching them and I find them quite disgusting.
Q: What was your opinion on vaccines prior to having Sophia? What education or research were you aware of before having children?
Laura: I was very pro vaccines until this happened. I never really did any research and I was never educated on them at all.
Q: Did your doctor and hospital staff give you full informed consent (all risks/benefits, the package insert or VIS (vaccine info sheet) when Sophia was born? At the 2 month visit or any other visit or time?
Laura: I believe I got a paper stating what COULD happen, but nothing about what was in them or why she needed them or anything. If I would’ve known those things actually happen often I would’ve never given them.
Q: What do you wish you would have known about vaccines?
Laura: I wish I would’ve just been educated on both sides of vaccines. All I’ve ever heard is the pro side of it, so I never knew how they really worked or what’s really in them.
Q: What have you discovered or researched since Sophia died?
Laura: I’ve been starting to do a lot of research on all of the vaccinations and the diseases they prevent so I’m better educated for when my rainbow baby comes in February.
Q: What advice do you have for parents? For doctors?
Laura: For parents, just educate yourself [about vaccines]. Read up on what you’re putting into your children before getting them vaccinated and read up on how common the diseases really are. For doctors, educate yourselves as well. Stop denying that it could possibly be vaccines and do some research!
Q: How has life been since losing Sophia? What support/resources do you need?
Laura: It’s been a roller coaster. Thinking of all the milestones I’m missing with my baby and looking back at how perfect she is. Her father and I split as well so that’s taken a toll on all of us. I’ve been going to 3 Hopeful Hearts and they have meetings for all different kinds of groups once a month.
Thank you Laura for your willingness to share your painful story with all of us. We appreciate you stepping forward to help raise awareness and shine a light on the risks and devastation that vaccines do cause. Let us hope that your story inspires someone to pause and research before they decide to vaccinate or not.
In loving memory to Sophia Azalea Cooney (December 7, 2018 – February 8, 2019)
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