From: Mark Probert on 28 May 2007 00:10
> On May 26, 2:59 am, "Jan Drew" <jdrew1...(a)sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> "Mark Probert" wrote:
>>> Kevysmom wrote:
>>>> Mark you are a very sad person, I truly feel sorry for you.
>>> Donna, I was just thinking the same thing. I have been hard on you for no
>>> reason. I understand why you are so angry.
>> She's not. No signs of anger. Neither do you diagnose her.
> I feel sorry for Mark, He seems very lonely.
Not at all.
I lead a very active life outside of work. Spend lots of time with my
son and friends.
From: Mark Probert on 28 May 2007 00:14
> On May 25, 11:06 pm, Mark Probert <markprob...(a)lumbercartel.com>
>> Kevysmom wrote:
>>> Mark you are a very sad person, I truly feel sorry for you.
>> Donna, I was just thinking the same thing. I have been hard on you for
>> no reason. I understand why you are so angry. You were pregnant for
>> ninemonths and expected a perfect child. Instead, you were given a child
>> who is less than perfect. I havemet many people who have been in your
>> circumstance before. They are angry and they blame themselves.
>> You do blame yourself. You may deny it, but your anger is based on your
>> taking the Rhogam shot and you believe that it caused your child's
>> problems. Nothing could be further from the truth.
>> Read this carefully:
>> Nothing you did caused your child's problems. NOTHING. Furthermore,
>> there was nothing you could have done to prevent your child's problems.
>> Here is an article about a recent study that shows you have nothing to
>> feel guilty about:
>> Study Finds No Link Between Autism And Thimerosal In Vaccines
>> Science Daily - The increase in the number of diagnosed cases of autism
>> in recent years has sparked concern that environmental toxins may cause
>> this complex disorder. However, a new University of Missouri-Columbia
>> study concludes that exposure to Rh immune globulin preserved with
>> mercury-containing thimerosal before birth was no higher for children
>> with autism.
>> "This study adds to the evidence that there is no casual association
>> between thimerosal and childhood autism," said Judith Miles, who is the
>> William S. Thomson Endowed Chair of Autism and professor of pediatrics
>> and pathology in the MU School of Medicine. "We conclude that there is
>> no indication that pregnancies resulting in children with autism were
>> more likely to be complicated by Rh immune globulin/thimerosal exposure."
>> The study investigated thimerosal exposure during pregnancies that
>> resulted in the birth of a child subsequently diagnosed with autism.
>> Although experts anticipate that autism will be the first
>> behavioral/psychiatric disorder for which major genes will be
>> identified, there is still fierce debate that thimerosal, a preservative
>> commonly used in vaccines and is almost 50 percent ethylmercury, is
>> responsible for the rise in the disorder. Rh negative women are
>> routinely treated with Rh immune globulin (RhIg) during the third
>> trimester to prevent hemolytic disease, in which the mother's immune
>> system attacks fetal blood cells. Like many vaccines, RhIg manufactured
>> in the United States contained thimerosal prior to 2001. Since young
>> fetal brains are more susceptible to neurotoxic effects, researchers led
>> by Miles, of the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental
>> Disorders, assessed Rh status and thimerosal exposure of mothers of
>> children with autism.
>> The study included 214 mothers of 230 children diagnosed with an autism
>> spectrum disorder. Rh status, RhIg with thimerosal exposure and Rh
>> incompatibility (in which the mother's Rh status is different than the
>> fetus's) were established by reviewing medical records. The results
>> showed that in children with autism, Rh negative status was no higher in
>> their mothers than in the general population, that exposure to RhIg
>> (preserved with thimerosal) before birth was no higher and that
>> pregnancies were not more likely to be Rh incompatible.
>> "We hope this report of no association between autism, Rh negativity and
>> thimerosal exposure during pregnancy will offset some of the decreased
>> compliance with immunization recommendations which is known to increase
>> morbidity and mortality from childhood infectious diseases," Miles said.
>> Autism diagnoses have increased significantly during the past two
>> decades, which coincides temporally with the addition of five pediatric
>> vaccines to the immunization schedule, exposing children to increasing
>> doses of ethylmercury, a known toxin. Though the vast majority of
>> studies indicate no association between vaccines and autism, the FDA,
>> CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that thimerosal be
>> removed from all routinely recommended early childhood vaccines; this
>> was accomplished by 2002.
>> Miles points out that even though RhIg and childhood vaccines are now
>> free of thimerosal in the United States, it is important to analyze
>> questions of safety since thimerosal continues to be used in many places
>> around the world to preserve vaccines to help make them affordable.
>> Miles said that few studies have focused on pregnancies of Rh negative
>> mothers who received RhIg during pregnancy, probably because the
>> thimerosal is diluted before reaching the fetus and has been assumed to
>> be innocuous. Nevertheless, there is a concern that even very small
>> doses delivered when the brain is especially sensitive can be toxic.
>> Numerous Internet sites and one research study assert that RhIg causes
>> autism and that a high percentage of mothers of children with autism are
>> Rh negative, neither of which was shown to be true in the current study.
>> In addition, a recent study hypothesized that Rh incompatibility itself
>> could disrupt fetal neurodevelopment, thus playing a role in autism, but
>> the current study found no increase in the proportion of Rh
>> incompatibility in mothers of autistic children. In response to the
>> claim that only certain groups of children are at risk, the authors also
>> analyzed specific autism spectrum disorder subgroups and found that none
>> had significant increases in either Rh negativity or thimerosal exposure
>> during pregnancy.
>> The study -- "Lack of Association Between Rh Status, Rh Immune Globulin
>> in Pregnancy and Autism" -- was published in the May 2007 issue of the
>> American Journal of Medical Genetics.
>> Note: This story has been adapted from a news release issued by
>> University of Missouri-Columbia.
>> You have nothing to be angry about. Put it behind you and get on with
>> being a great parent.
>> Remember, our children feel our anger.
> I have personally corresponded with miles after she first did this
> study last year. She was looking for a connection between autism and
> rhogam. As I have told you a million times before, my son does NOT
> have autism. What Miles did find was these kids had more significant
> problems when poisoned in utero from thimerosal,
Oh? And hy is it not reported?
Just like during the
> Japan outbreak of mercury poisoning,
That is not comparable in any manner.
The kids poisoned in utero were
> significantly more disabled. Do when her study came out, It was no
> I am sorry that you have a disabled child Mark,
Don't be. I am not. Neither is he.
It is not easy. And I
> dont want this to happen to anyone elses child, If you feel that makes
> me angry, Then there is nothing I can say to change your mind.
You do not realize your own anger. Many in your circumstances don't.
> Another thing about miles, her study was funded by one of the
> pharmecutical companies that is being sued for injecting pregnant
> women with mercury.
Big deal. It was published after peer review.
> Thank You Mark for you concern. I do hope you find happiness in
I find happiness in life.
From: bigvince on 30 May 2007 19:14
On May 2
As a factual statement are you saying that he never sat or voted on a
vaccine made by Merck while at that advisory board. Thanks Vince