FAMILY & PARENTING

This Newborn Died From A Single Kiss. Why? A Devastating, Simple Reason…

by Giovanna Boldrini
Giovanna was born in Rome, Italy and currently resides in South Salem, New York. In her free time, she likes to cook with her children and grandchildren.

This is almost too horrible to talk about, but if we save one life – it matters:

A young mother brought her newborn daughter home from the hospital…and she died just days later due to complications from a virus that could’ve been prevented.

The worst part of all?

This deadly virus baby Eloise died from was transferred by a kiss.

A lot of parents get big surprises when they bring their newborn home…but not like this.

Eloise Pugh had been home from the hospital for just a few days when she lost her appetite and stopped eating properly. The baby girl began losing weight, and a midwife confirmed to mother Sarah Pugh that this was definitely cause for alarm.

The Pugh couple rushed Baby Eloise to the hospital where doctors confirmed she’d contracted a simple but life-threatening virus…

More on Eloise’s story below. Please SHARE this powerful story with everyone you know so this type of tragedy never happens again.

Test results revealed that Eloise had contracted the herpes simplex virus.

Test results revealed that Eloise had contracted the herpes simplex virus.

Herpes simplex is manageable for adults, but when a baby is infected, it can spread directly to the brain. If this happens, herpes can be fatal.

According to Obstetrician Dr. Gino Pecoraro, “This is one of those many occasions where prevention really is the only cure.”

How did Eloise end up with this condition? According to her doctors, Eloise likely contracted herpes when a visitor with a cold sore gave her a loving kiss.

Eloise was airlifted to Brisbane, Australia. She was hooked up to machines to help her breathe, but it was already too late. Tragically, Eloise developed a staph infection.

At just 24 days old, Eloise died in her mommy's arms.

At just 24 days old, Eloise died in her mommy's arms.

Since Eloise’s untimely death, grieving mother Sarah Pugh has been speaking out about the risks of newborns contracting the herpes simplex virus. 

“I couldn’t let another family go through the heartache that we went through,” Sarah told Yahoo in an interview.

Please watch and SHARE Pugh’s interview below! Who knows – it could prevent another unnecessary infant fatality due to something as simple as a cold sore!!

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