Please vaccinate for those who cannot .... Nathan's story (story shared from a friend)
Baby Nathan is only 2 months old and is fighting a long hard battle at Childrens Hospital in Vancouver. Little Nathan has been diagnosed with whooping cough (pertussis) and pneumonia.
Have you ever thought about not vaccinating your child because you read somewhere on the Internet it causes Autism? If so, take a moment to think twice. For the past 2 weeks, his parents have sat in three different hospital rooms, each one more intense than the last, staring at their helpless two month old baby boy. The risk you thought you were going to take by vaccinating your child has now taken a toll on another child. This child who is laying here fighting for his life. This child who has now suffered numerous infections, a collapsed lung, a blood clot, daily Xray's, ultrasounds, brain scans, breathing tubes and every sort of IV antibiotic/drug you can think of. To make that tube down his throat, allowing him to breath, more comfortable he has been sedated the whole time. How would you feel watching your innocent child fight for his life knowing the cause could have been prevented? Please, next time you think it's not worth it, think of Nathan! If you are someone who does believe in vaccinating please take a moment to think about getting your boosters for them. As we get older those vaccines we received as children wear off and thus require a booster - FYI. ♡ Nathan's parents hope their less than ideal situation has made some think twice about potentionally putting others at risk.
The day of a family get together, Nathan stopped breathing. He was rushed to the ER. That night they decided he should be air lifted to an urban centre to get care he needed from specialists. It was there he was diagnosed with whooping cough and pneumonia. He was sedated, and intubated as he wasn't able to breathe on his own. After Nathan was not improving the tough decision was made to air lift him to Children's Hospital. He is now in the best place possible, receiving the best care possible, but he is a long way from home.
Most people are not aware that whooping cough is very dangerous to immunocompromised people. Babies are at an extreme risk and in some cases it can be fatal. His parents are by his side helping him fight. They need to be with their baby boy while he battles for his life. The expenses of being away from home are mounting. Nathan also has a big brother who needs to be able to travel to see his Mom and Dad as much as possible. It's likely Nathan will be at Childrens for at least another 3 months.