Parents are more than worried when their kids get sick. And sometimes for good reason as today, some common childhood diseases and disorders may turn to something much more serious. Just like it happened to a two-tear-old Jasper Allen.
Jasper seemed to catch common chickenpox, but things took an unexpected turn. The boy felt increasingly worse, new spots appeared one after another. It was impossible to touch him as all his skin was burning.
Jasper has an elder sister, who also had chickenpox when she was younger. Their mom remembers that her case was milder. No wonder that the mom was anxious.
When she called a clinic, the doctor told her, that there was no need to worry. “Every mom thinks that her kid has the most dangerous chickenpox” the doctor said. The next day, Jasper felt much worse: he had hundreds of spots and his body temperature was soaring.
Some time later, the boy was hospitalised for 5 days. The doctors could hardly understand how the disease could develop in such a way. They also didn’t understand whether it was viral or allergic.
It turned out that it was Jasper’s individual reaction to chickenpox. Luckily, the disease was cured with potent antibiotics and antivirals.
A nurse by profession, Jasper’s mom has never seen chickenpox with such number of spots. She distributed information to increase people’s awareness of proper childcare and emphasised the importance of vaccination. She also initiated several vaccination campaigns in schools. Everything was done to prevent such things from happening to other children.
Jasper’s mother is not the one who calls an ambulance when the child is caughing. However, as experience shows, even the infantile diseases like chickenpox must be taken seriously.
We hope that you and your children will never face anything like this. But it’s better to prevent the disease than to treat it.
Источник: Mercury Press