Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Cough that threatens a newborn's life

A local grandmother called me asking if I could run a story about her granddaughter on She is so upset about what happened to the little baby, she wants to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else. He granddaughter got a cold the first few weeks of life. That cold kept getting worse and worse. The baby was taken to the pediatrician every day for at least a week. She was diagnosed with acid reflux. Then Sofie Hicks turned blue and stopped breathing. Sofie had the life threatening virus pertussis. It's becoming more common for newborns to get it.
This video explains why.

Dr. Christison recommends pregnant women get the pertussis vaccine after they give birth if they haven't had it in the last 5-10 years.

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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