It’s a tempting feel to kiss the newborns. But, what if the same kiss costs the life of the baby?
Mother Nicole delivered cute Mariana Reese Sifrit on 1 July.
Everything was going fine with Mariana for the first 6 days. It was the 6th day that the couple was informed by doctors that Mariana’s health condition was deteriorating.
Reason being the baby contracted Meningitis HSV-1 which is a disease caused by the virus called Herpes. Nicole and Shane, both were tested negative for the virus. Hence, it is likely that someone with a Cold Sore kissed Mariana and from there the virus took over the baby.
Consequently, parents admitted Mariana to Blank Children’s Hospital, Iowa. Since the very start of the diagnosis, the baby never responded well to the treatment.
By the second day of her treatment, the virus attacked her blood, bone marrow, kidneys, liver, and brain. Her liver stopped working and as a matter of fact, blood wouldn’t clot. The immediate next day saw her kidneys fail.
If it was hard for the 9 days’ baby to go through all these physically, it was even harder for the mom mentally to witness all struggles that her princess is going through.
Though there were minor improvements in her body functioning during the treatment phase, it was still hard for her to survive. Her liver, kidney, lungs, heart, and brain deteriorated not slowly but at a faster rate.
MARIANA GAINED HER ANGEL WINGS
Doctors confirmed on 18 July 2017 that the miracle the couple along with numerous praying hearts all over waited for is never going to happen. ‘Princess’ Mariana gave up to all the treatments on her 18th day.
Nicole announced her Princess’ loss with a heart-crushing Facebook post:
Mariana Reese Sifrit who was not expected to survive more than 24 hours on 7 July 2017, fought hard for nearly 12 days to survive but unfortunately couldn’t succeed ultimately.
None can deny the bitter truth that the root cause of all this is – A Kiss. Hence, it is safe to love the baby from a distance and leaving the rest to the mother, at least till they grow.