Thursday, April 4, 2013

Please spread the word!

This is the story of how my friend's daughter died... please i beg of each and every one of you share it with everyone to know to hopefully protect other families and children from this happening again!! This virus originated as genital herpes. When the infected woman (not my friend, her sister in law) decided to give birth to her daughter at home with an uneducated midwife she chose to give her daughter the herpes simplex virus. To most it's not life threatening but affects the child for their entire life. What mother would ever choose that?? Well this one did twice!! She, the child mentioned above and her father came to visit. During an outbreak it IS transferable through saliva, her daughter was swapping pacifiers with my friends daughter. Within 24 hours of showing up she had symptoms. If she had disclaimed the possibility of the virus we could have saved her. Instead we ran test after test, as she sat in our home researching whether or not it was her virus. She is a coward.
My friends daughter contracted viral encephalytis. It was caused as a direct result of being exposed to the Herpes virus. She was almost 4 months old. She was born healthy and was the most beautiful happy baby. She began having seizures and was taken to the emergency room at Madigan Hospital on Fort Lewis. Her parents were asked if she had been exposed to the virus because of a spot on her cheek of course they said no because neither of them had it and they had no idea the sister in law or her baby did. had they known this the hospital could have treated their beautiful daughter and saved her! She was transferred to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma where she was diagnosed and treated for 30 days to control the seizures and fight the virus. She fought. But the devastating illness destroyed her brain. When the baby was released from the hospital she only had 5% brain function left... Just enough to eat, drink, swallow and breathe. This little girl was PERFECT she was loved and beautiful and when I think of what an angel looks like her face is what comes to mind... At the request of my friend I beg of you to TRUST NOONE not your family, not your friends, not even other children don't let your kids share bottle or pacifiers don't share anything that goes in their mouth... Had this sister in law spoken up this little girl would be alive today... I personally think there is a special place in hell for people who let children suffer and die!

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