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“A cold sore killed our newborn baby,” grieving parents say

“A cold sore killed our newborn baby,” grieving parents say

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"We are sharing our story in Eibhlín’s memory so we can create awareness about the dangers of cold sores and new born babies." Parents John and Louise Wills were only able to spend a few days with their newborn Eibhlin when an unexpected tragedy ripped their daughter away from them. At first they thought everything was okay. Louise had a successful delivery. Their little bundle of joy ate and slept well. When Eibhlin first showed signs of distress, both parents didn’t think much of it. After all, John had just recently gotten a cold. It wasn’t any cause for alarm. However, when their daughter’s color changed and grew increasing listless, they immediately rushed to the hospital to have her checked. According...
“Think before you kiss a baby,” mom pleads after son’s herpes infection

“Think before you kiss a baby,” mom pleads after son’s herpes infection

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Babies are irresistibly cute, yes, but the next time you are overcome with desire to go near a baby, or worse, kiss them, stop for a second to think. If you're wondering why you should bother to do that, here’s a real-life testimony from one mom, who has taken to Facebook to warn everyone what could happen when people kiss babies. The photo Amy Stinson posted shows her baby Oliver's skin marred with red and angry rashes. According to a Scary Mommy report, Amy first brought her son to the doctors after the rashes began to appear, thinking that it was chicken pox. It was not. At the doctor's she was told that Oliver had herpes. As a result, Oliver ended up in the hospital. He stayed a total of four days while on an IV drip....