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Itzbell - survived whooping cough at 6 weeks old.

Why you need to get a whooping cough vaccine or booster today – Miracle Baby Itzbell’s Story

It started as a little cough, no fever or vomiting just a little cough. But Zoraida Ruiz was conscientious and she took her little baby, just six weeks old, to be checked out. The doctors didn’t find anything. It happened again, baby Itzbell turned a little blue when she coughed, so mom took her back to the ER. Still the doctors could find nothing.  It was not until the third visit, when in the ER bonny Itzbell turned blue and then purple during a coughing fit that she was admitted to the hospital. The diagnosis? Itzbell had pertussis or whooping cough.  What is Whooping Cough? Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection.  A severe hacking cough followed by a high-pitched intake of breath that sounds like whoop is characteristic of whooping cough, but not always present. At 8 pounds 6 ounces and full term Itzbell was a bonny and healthy baby at birth. Mom, Zoraida, had a healthy pregnancy and aware of the whooping cough risk had received Tdap … [Read More...]

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