September 6, 2009
One British child Ashleigh Cave is now paralysed after having just one shot of the vaccine the HPV vaccine Cervarix, many others are also disabled or ill, however, for not agreeing with the doctor that the vaccine did not cause her child to become paralysed, Cheryl Cave, Ashleigh’s mother, has now become another parent to be falsely accused of Munchausen’s by Proxy.
Cheryl told the reporter Daniel Foggo Question a doctor and lose your child The Sunday Mail 6th September 2009
“A social worker said I should stop believing the injection has anything to do with Ashleigh’s condition because I am putting my thoughts on to her and stopping her getting well.”
Ashleigh became ill within a few minutes of having Cervarix, she began to suffer a severe migraine, weakness, nausea and dizziness, within 48 hours she had collapsed 5 times and within 1 week she was unable to stand or walk. Since the 24th October 2008, this once fit little girl has been in Alder Hey Hospital Liverpool, England, UK. She is unable to walk without discomfort and the use of a frame and suffers from excruciating pains in her legs, she is also incontinent.
She has suffered one infection after another since her admission into hospital, one at Christmas was so severe it nearly killed her when she developed flu like symptoms, had a high temperature, peaking at 39.6 (103 F) and a heart rate recorded to been as high as 160 beats per minute. Her breathing at times appeared laboured and she has needed to use a nebulizer. For two days she was coughing up blood.
She has also had a double kidney infection and a severe chest infection.
Cheryl asks “Did I make these up?”
A second opinion brought in by Alder Hey thinks not.
Dr. Richard Ward Newton
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Pendlebury
M27 4HA Manchester (Greater Manchester)
EUROPEAN PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY SOCIETY Elected to the 2006-2010 Board of the EPNS
Dr. Newton examined Ashleigh on the 13th March 2009 and his findings were as follows:-
“By far the most likely explanation of Ashleigh’s illness is that initially she has an adverse event following vaccination”
He also said
“I think we can conclude that Ashleigh experienced the well documented short term adverse events of headache, myalgia and light-headedness (dizziness)”
Dr Newton even referenced studies in the Lancet referring to adverse events following HPV vaccination particularly the work of Diane Harper who worked on the trials for both HPV vaccines.
Clearly he believed that Ashleigh had suffered from adverse reactions to this vaccine and as we know there is no law of course stating just how long an adverse reaction can last.
He continued to say:-
“Rehabilitation usually brings about good results although the fix is often not quick, particularly when the illness has gone on for five months or more.”
In Ashleigh’s case there are huge question marks as to whether she should have ever had this vaccination in the first place.
Here we had a child with Noonan’s syndrome, a blood clotting disorder, frequent infections indicating a possible lowered immune system, a mild heart problem and severe asthma, who was given a relatively new vaccine at school with hundreds of other students. We have to ask ourselves is the school the right environment for our children to have vaccines at all? How can school nurses be expected to be aware of every students full medical history and that of their family? It is an almost impossible task when schools have 2000 or more pupils in. Even if a school did have the full information for each child or was able to access full medical data, do they then check every child against the guidelines set out by the drugs companies? Do schools have all the facts of when vaccines could present a problem?