As much as I try not to think about it, there's no denying that germs are everywhere.
When it comes to germs we have two options: Remain in a bubble and never leave your house again, or go about your day as normal.
As a parent, keeping your child healthy is a major concern, but when it comes to running errands, kids can pick up germs along the way. That's out of your control. One place you wouldn't expect to find deadly bacteria, however, is the supermarket. But as one mother learned, simply placing her son in a shopping cart child seat almost cost him his life.
During a normal shopping trip, Vivienne Wardrop didn’t think twice when she placed her 10-month-old son in the seat of her shopping cart.
Just 24 hours after their day out, the young boy began experiencing severe vomiting, a high fever, and diarrhea. After the baby began passing blood, the concerned mother took her child to the doctor, who brushed off those symptoms as a virus.
The next day, after realizing that her child was severely dehydrated, Wardrop took him to the Gold Coast University Hospital.
When the baby’s heart rate soared to over 220 beats per minute, the medical staff ran a series of tests and eventually diagnosed the tiny boy with adenovirus, rotavirus, salmonella, and meningitis.
With a deadly diagnosis, Wardrop feared the worst, but after 10 days in the hospital, the strong little guy was released and is now on the mend. The road to recovery will be long.
The boy’s mother has narrowed the cause of his condition to the child seat in the supermarket shopping cart, since he hadn't eaten or touched anything out of the ordinary that day or in the days leading up to his hospitalization.
Wardrop hopes to spread awareness of the dangers of plopping your little one in the cart seat.
(via Daily Mail)