Mom Shares Video of Baby Daughter With Whooping Cough to Spread Awareness About Vaccinations
A concerned mother promotes the importance of vaccinations for young children.
“It seemed like a small and insignificant cough," Tee told InsideEdition.com. "But when my daughter became really sick with apneas, it happened extremely quickly."
When Tee entered her daughter’s room moments later, Heidi’s skin color was a deep-purple shade.
“Heidi’s episodes of apneas happen quietly, so if we don’t watch her constantly, we wouldn’t hear it,” said Tee.
Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial disease that typically affects children. The disease is characterized by violent coughs followed by a whoop.
It is common for parents to overlook their child’s slight cough. According to Tee, ignoring the warning signs of whooping cough can be fatal for an infant.
She recorded her daughter’s hospital visit and posted the video to Facebook to educate others on the importance of vaccinations.
Tee told InsideEdition.com that she urges all parents to get their children vaccinated as soon as possible as it is imperative for their health.
"Heidi is too young to be vaccinated and relies on others not to spread this disease," said Tee. "If everyone, at any age, is vaccinated, we may eradicate certain illnesses altogether."
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