Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Couple Warns 'Don't Let Anyone Kiss Your Baby' After Virus Kills Child

An Iowa mother is warning other parents about a serious, life-threatening virus that killed her baby girl. 

According to WHO TV, A week after Nicole Sifrit gave birth to Mariana, she and husband Shane noticed she stopped eating and didn't respond when they tried to wake her.

"It immediately went downhill from there. Within two hours she had quit breathing and all of her organs just started to fail," Shane siad.

Speaking with WHO TV, Nicole said that, on July 7, doctors diagnosed Mariana with viral meningitis caused by the herpes virus, which is spread through close contact.

"We had to leave our wedding early to taje our daughter to a Des Moines hospital because Mariana's condition was so serious, she was then life-flighted to Iowa City to the University of Iowa Hospital, where she was put on life support." She said.

Report also claimed that Nicole and Shane both tested negative for the virus, meaning the newborn may have likely contracted it from a visitor. The virus can be transmitted through someone who has the cold sore virus.

"I always thought this stuff happens and it's a shame and never thought it would happen to me, I was not prepared at all." Shane said.

Nicole however posted a heartbreaking update on his facebook wall saying;

"My heart is crushed, my baby is declining fast," Nicole wrote. "She has no brain activity and her lungs and heart are failing along with her kidneys and liver. They are running out of options for her."

She further revealed that their little baby Mariana passed away on Tuesday morning.

"Our princess Mariana Reese Sifrit gained her angel wings at 8:41 am this morning in her daddy's arms and her mommy right beside her," Nicole wrote. 

Nicole is warning other parents to keep visitors away. She doesn't want other babies to suffer the same fate as Mariana. 

"Don't let anyone kiss your baby," she said.  

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