Pertussis took another babies life.IMPORANT UPDATE

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Re : Pertussis took another babies life.IMPORANT UPDATE

Postby lucy » Mon Oct 10, 2005 04:35 am

New article dated 10/07/2005 titled "Colorado
State leading nation in whooping-cough cases" http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3094276

Article titled "1.4M children's deaths preventable" dated 9/29/2005, http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/200 ... htm?csp=34

This also came from a recent article "One case of pertussis -- whooping cough -- was diagnosed in a 2-month-old infant rescued from a roof in New Orleans and taken to Tennessee, the disease agency said. The baby was being treated with antibiotics and people who had come in contact with the infant were being tested for the illness."

http://wcco.com/seenon/local_story_255092740.html A article with the story of a baby who died shortly after being hosplized.

This came from another 2005 article "Infant dies of whooping cough at MUSC"

COLUMBIA -- An infant has died from whooping cough, the first death reported in South Carolina from the disease in nearly three years, the state health department said Friday.

The agency also is investigating a second death in the Upstate.

The infant died Thursday at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston, the state Department of Health and Environment Control said.

Dr. Robert Ball, an infectious disease specialist in Charleston, said pertussis, known as whooping cough, is highly contagious and not always recognized by patients and physicians because symptoms are similar to other cough illnesses. It can be treated with antibiotics.

DHEC said it's important children receive pertussis vaccinations on schedule.


Yet another article in this one an adult broke ribs from the coughing spells as is somewhat common http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1351886/posts

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Re : Pertussis took another babies life.IMPORANT UPDATE

Postby lucy » Sun Oct 09, 2005 00:02 am

Amanda, thank you for thinking of us it really does mean alot to know people remeber.

Joyce, thank you and I agree this and so many other preventable dieases need awareness so desperately.

Thank you both for your replies, I passed out a bunch of my awareness cards especially to the people with kids even more so to those with babies and I watched many intently read them and save them which felt great.

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Re : Pertussis took another babies life.IMPORANT UPDATE

Postby jknutsen » Fri Oct 07, 2005 02:36 pm

Lucy,
I just wanted to say that as a public health worker, I've seen these case numbers increase over the past few years. You're right, no one should have to endure the pain you are going through because of this disease. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Unfortunately, the need for awareness about this disease and many other preventable diseases is much too great. I applaud your efforts to make the reality of this disease known. good luck to you and your family.


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Re : Pertussis took another babies life.IMPORANT UPDATE

Postby megansmom » Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:42 am

That is so very sad! I thought of you and Sebanna when I got Bethany's immunizations on Wednesday. It is so senseless for these babies to have to suffer this way.

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Postby lucy » Fri Oct 07, 2005 04:20 am

Please know I do not post these links or stories to upset people I just wish to spread awareness on an illness I like so many other parents thought was pretty much gone, until it struck me proving its not, each little baby that has to die nomatter the cause saddens me so much more than i can type onto a page, so while you may wonder why I just keep on with this thread please know I only want to prevent pertussis by taking the first step which is awareness there are more stories of preciousl ittle ones below.

Tears for my babies, tears for the other babies lost to pertussis

http://www.immunize.org/stories/story76.htm a new baby boy just a few weeks old who lost his life to pertussis a day after being hosplized,

A 29 day old infant loses his life from pertussis http://www.immunize.org/stories/story72.htm

And so many more you can click on this link to read them no baby deserved this,[:(] http://www.immunize.org/stories/#pertussis

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Re : Pertussis took another babies life.IMPORANT UPDATE

Postby lucy » Wed Sep 28, 2005 09:20 am

"Clinicians should consider pertussis as a cause of illness, especially among vulnerable infants who present with cough illness, respiratory distress, or apnea. Timely diagnosis of pertussis in caregivers and other contacts of infants could prevent infant pertussis fatalities" http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5128a2.htm

[V]Why couldnt they listen to me when I kept taking her in, why didnt I go with my instints and fight harder[:(][V]

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Re : Pertussis took another babies life.IMPORANT UPDATE

Postby lucy » Wed Sep 28, 2005 08:58 am

Another article http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me ... california on pertussis from September 20, 2005 talking about a surge in California and more infant deaths [:(]

http://www.wpxi.com/health/5008428/deta ... g&psp=news an article that includes a brief story of another baby who got it but luckily recovered

http://www.nbc-2.com/articles/readartic ... 402&z=3&p= an article titled "Rsv becoming a year round problem for babies"

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Postby lucy » Sat Sep 24, 2005 07:19 am

Another mother who's baby had pertussis aka whooping cough http://curmudgeonry.blogspot.com/2003/0 ... month.html

http://www.wvdhhr.org/IDEP/pdfs/idep/Pe ... 'pertussis' a one month old baby also lost to pertussis[:(]

http://www.drgreene.com/21_1155.html

http://www.state.sd.us/doh/News/2004/pertussis.htm Parents urged to immunize children as whooping cough increases

http://www.healthyvermonters.info/admin ... ssis.shtml

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/07/ ... 5617.shtml CBS News whooping cough deaths on the rise

http://www.news8austin.com/content/head ... 21&SecID=2

http://www.mindanews.com/2003/02/02/hlt ... ussis.html 10 children died of whooping cough with many more suspected.

As you will see their is several different states I posted articles from and sadly there are many more.

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Re : Pertussis took another babies life.IMPORANT UPDATE

Postby lucy » Mon Sep 12, 2005 09:14 pm

Thanks for taking the time to read this post Cassie and even more for helping to spread the word, I had some people who asked me to sendt them awareness ribbons and I was so happy!!!!!! I really am glad to see you back!!

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Re : Pertussis took another babies life.IMPORANT UPDATE

Postby cassie05 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 08:39 pm

Lucy, I wanted to thank you for posting all these storied. It is just so sad. I, like many, didnt even know pertussis still existed and because of you I have been able to let my friends know just in case their baby gets it too. Sending many hugs


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