Back to the story... Ella's doc tried to comfort me about the booster. All of her patients who had reacted negatively or severely (like Ella) to the original MMR, did not have a problem when the MMR booster was given to them. But none of them seem to have the sensitive body chemistry that Ella does, so guess what? I am still not comforted. I asked if it would be possible for her to give Ella a titers test (as mentioned to me by Linda of NJ, thank you! THANK YOU!) And she agreed that this would be a great way to go. But the titers will only check to see if there are enough MMR antibodies in her system, for now. Even if she passes we are likely to have to administer the booster in another year or so. Ella will not be happy to have to get another blood test, but to me this is a necessary evil. Her doctor is going to give us a cream that numbs the arm, where the test will take place. Hopefully that will help a little. The scary thing about this particular test for Ella is that she has to be held down as they stick needles into her arms. Nothing a trip to the mall cannot cure!
Our appointment is in a few weeks. I will blog about it when I have more info! Thanks, again Linda!