Her Daughter Died At 24-Days-Old From A Kiss, Her Mission Is To Get This Message Out There
Sarah Pugh, a new mom, was devastated when she learned that her newborn daughter’s death originated from a kiss that she received just a day or two after her birth.
Twenty-four days after Eloise Lampton was born, she died from the most random thing that no parent would ever expect.
According to a medical report listed by ABC, “babies can contract the herpes virus after birth if they are kissed by someone who has an active cold sore or are handled by someone who has herpes on their fingers.”
Doctors urge people (including parents) to refrain from kissing newborns on the lips since they are extremely susceptible to viruses.
Eloise was diagnosed with the herpes simplex virus, it is one of the leading causes of fever blisters and cold sores.
On November 25, 2015, baby Eloise passed away.
Since then, Sarah has taken it upon herself to raise awareness on this life-threatening issue that is seldom spoken of.
“It’s good to bring awareness around this, because honestly this is my fourth child, I just planned to be in hospital for six hours and come home and you know when you have four children you are sort of blase because the other three were so healthy, it is pretty unexpected,” she shared.
Article: ABC Net