Staying home with a sick kid is no fun, but staying in the hospital with a serious respiratory infection is even less fun.
Mom Laura Correada-Silva is pleading with parents to leave their sick kids at home rather than run the risk of infecting others.
That’s what happened to her 3-year-old Chloe when her brother took his sick daughter to a Christmas party with the family.
“My brother presented her like, ‘Oh she has a lung infection but she shouldn’t be contagious,’” Laura said. Turns out those were the famous last words. Chloe in a ICU bed, being treated for respiratory syncytial virus infection, more commonly known as RSV.
“Please. If your child has a cold, or a flu, or an upper respiratory infection, please keep them home and take care of them,” Laura wrote on Imgur where she originally posted the photos, though they have since been removed.
Fortunately, Chloe is making a strong comeback and is expected to be released from the hospital soon. Sure, no parent likes missing out on the party because they need to stay home with their sick kids, but unless you know for certain your child isn’t contagious, please leave them home to heal properly.
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[Featured Image: Imgur/ LauraCorreadaSilva]