A woman named Kayley Burke survived a real nightmare: her infant son Elijah got chicken pox which ravaged his little body with terrible scabs and blisters, and she was unable to do anything to help him. Now she`s warning other parents what to do, since her son was too young to be vaccinated.
The warning is addresses to all the parents who are against vaccinating. She used a photo of her son covered in chicken pox to visualize what can actually happen if you don`t vaccinate your child: they will can a disease which may be transferred to some other kid that is too young for proper medication.
Burke is the president of Queensland in Australia. This Thursday, her son was hospitalized after her son`s condition got worse. Now, she is calling all the parents to vaccinate their children.
She posted a photo of her 11-months-old son, with disturbing amount of nasty blisters, as a warning to the anti-vaccine campaign. Since he is too young to be vaccinated, Elijah got only chicken pox but a secondary infection, which was life threatening.
After Burke shared the photo on Facebook, it was re-shared more than 5,000 times. Her description of the photo, as a warning to all the parents with young children, contained these words:
“Our poor little angel caught chicken pox because he was too young for immunization. The bottom line here is that if you refuse to vaccinate your child, you are a bloody moron. Just think about the risk you put on the helpless little ones who are too young to be vaccinated.”
Elijah`s first symptoms started to show 7 days ago. His mom and the 3-year-old sister Kaliah contracted the disease as well, but the sister was immunized recently.
“Kaliah was immunized not long ago, so she only got few small blisters and spots, but nothing serious”, wrote Burke.
She continued describing her awful reaction.
“Chicken pox in adults is incredible painful, I`d rather give birth without pain relief that to relive this nightmare again. I only received some medication to help with the symptoms.”
Her son was in so much pain, he couldn`t swallow, so he stopped eating and drinking. At that point her own disease had traveled down her throat, so she knew how the baby was feeling and immediately rushed him to the hospital.
It was very hard watching the little body covered in horrible blisters. “I can`t think of anything worse happening,” she said.