Nickson Would be Celebrating Life if it Weren’t for Vaccines
Story compiled by VacTruth.com
A Family Full Of Love
Lindsey and her husband Nicholas were expecting their first child together when a tragedy occurred. Nicholas had enlisted in the Army and a temporary housing solution for their family was to move in with Lindsey’s father, until Nicholas was finished with basic training and stationed somewhere. Once stationed, they planned to get a house of their own.
Her father’s house, with every possession in the world they owned, burned down in a house fire. They lost everything. The insurance company helped them find another house to live in during the year it would take to re-build her father’s house.
Two weeks after the fire happened, shortly after they moved into their rental property, Nicholas fell down the basement stairs. Nicholas suffered from the injuries sustained and died in his sleep on October 15, 2011.
Lindsey was in her first trimester. Their whole family was heartbroken and had never expected such a loss. Nicholas was legally adopting Lindsey’s two older kids when he passed away. He was the only dad they ever knew.
The stress from her husband’s loss led to a premature birth of their baby. At 32 weeks gestation, on April 22, 2012, a sweet baby boy, Nickson Law Pelton, was brought into this world. He weighed four pounds and nine ounces.
Even though he was born two months early, the hospital staff treated him like a full-term baby and injected him with the vitamin K shot and the hepatitis B vaccine.
Lindsey Felt Forced To Continue To Vaccinate Her Premature Baby
Lindsey was already uncomfortable “moving to the sticks” and obtaining a new pediatrician for Nickson in Covington, Georgia. She found one who had just gone into solo practice after leaving a well-known and reputable group practice.
On June 29, 2012, Nickson’s pediatrician gave him eight vaccines at his two-month checkup – the 5-in-1 combo Pentacel for (DTaP, polio and Hib), Energix B for hepatits B, the pneumococcal vaccine Prevnar 13 and the oral rotavirus vaccine RotaTeq. He was fussy after the shots and suffered what are considered “normal reactions” to the vaccines.
“My daughter was also a preemie and at that time, we lived in a big city and loved our pediatrician. She really listened, only gave minimal vaccines, spaced them out and took into account her gestational age. It was so different from my daughter’s pediatrician to Nickson’s.
After his 2 month shots, his leg began tremoring. We started calling him thumper. I was told it was no big deal, not to worry and that of course it wasn’t related to him having a shot in the leg that was acting unusual.
His doctor said since he was a preemie, his nerves were just getting used to working, or something along those lines. He also ran a very low grade fever daily from the 2 month shots, even up to his next appointment.”
Smiling Nickson Before His Next Round Of Vaccines
At the age of four months old (even though he was born two months premature), with a low grade fever upon arrival, his doctor said he needed seven vaccines during this visit. Nickson’s doctor insisted his premature birth was all the more reason he should be vaccinated on schedule.
Lindsey knew this was not good and protested against them; he was so tiny, weighing less than ten pounds and she was concerned about his previous reactions to vaccines. Against her wishes, Lindsey was threatened if she didn’t allow the vaccines, Child Protective Services would be called because Nickson was born prematurely and his doctor said he needed all these vaccines to protect him.
Lindsey didn’t have the emotional capability to fight the doctor and she didn’t want Nickson taken away. After losing her husband, Nicholas, she couldn’t face losing Nickson too. She felt helpless and watched in horror what was being done to her son. She prayed everything would be all right.
On August 23, 2012, during this visit, Nickson was given seven vaccines at his four-month checkup. Tiny, little Nickson was given the 5-in-1 combo Pentacel for (DTaP, Polio and Hib), the Pneumococcal vaccine Prevnar 13 and the oral Rotavirus vaccine RotaTeq. Less than 12 hours later, he stopped breathing and passed away.
During The 911 Call
Lindsey is heard screaming at the top of her lungs in the background, while her dad spoke to the 911 operator. Lindsey screamed her son is dead from his vaccines.
Remembering when the police and ambulance showed up, Lindsey told us,
“When my son was found, it was considered ‘a crime scene’ and I was under investigation initially. So I couldn’t touch him or ride with him to the hospital or anything. My family either. It was horrible being questioned and then they took my baby away.
I wasn’t able to see him until a few days later. I demanded that since he had been cleared of me hurting him that they had to do whatever they had to do, that I was going to spend as much time as I needed saying goodbye.
My dad was helpful and immediately contacted the funeral director that had just taken care of my husband’s funeral and told them even though my son was going to be cremated, he wanted them to do whatever necessary for me to be able to say my goodbyes first.
So they embalmed my son. They usually do not if they are going to cremate a person but since Nickson was kept for several days after he passed, embalming him was recommended for us to view and hold him, to say our good byes. My life felt unbearable, if the doctor would’ve respected my concerns and not threatened to call CPS, Nickson would still be here.”
The Family Gets To Say Their Good-Byes
Lindsey’s church knew about a group called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. They are a free corporation available in all 50 states that has volunteer photographers come and take pictures of families with their angel baby. 
“The photographer came out and I was able to have about 6 hours with Nickson. They took hundreds of photos. The photographer said they don’t usually take that many but my son looked so perfect and our family looked so beautiful, she kept clicking away.” I don’t know what I’d have done without that time …”