Mom Shares Video of Infant Son With Whooping Cough to Warn Parents About Not Vaccinating Their Kids
Pediatricians are already warning parents who haven’t gotten their kids vaccinated to do so. But it’s not just the looming flu season or the measles making a comeback that has them concerned. The increasing number of children contracting whooping cough has been at a high in recent years as well. And one Missouri mom is sharing a video of her 18-month-old in the midst of a coughing fit related to the virus as a warning to parents everywhere.
“This is whooping cough,” Jessica Boren wrote on Facebook. “This is a baby boy struggling to breathe and turning blue with every cough. Coughing for over a minute each time. Multiple times an hour. For 5 days. Getting worse by the second. This is my happiest child, unable to laugh without having a coughing spell.”