That’s a phrase we hear a lot. It’s just a little cold. I’ve talked before about how regular old colds can affect Evie, but I thought I’d show you not just Evie, but also some of her CHARGE friends with just a cold.
Only one person in our house is sick. The rest of us are fine. I promise.
You need to let that child live a little!
You’re just being paranoid.
No, we’re not.
We’re not being paranoid.
A little cold is so much more for my daughter and for many others out there, not just kids with CHARGE. It can lead to struggles with breathing, to hospital stays, to pneumonias, to antibiotics, to infections, to collapsed airways, to horrible nightmarish things that they may never fully recover from.
PLEASE. Please. please.
Stay home when you’re sick. Wash your hands. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. And then wash your hands again. Use hand sanitizer after you touch your face before you touch anything else. WARN people that you are sick or that someone in your household is sick. Wipe down surfaces that you cough or sneeze on.
Do it yourself. Teach your children.
Please. It’s not always just a little cold for someone else.
*If you’d like to see updates on little Kane since his crisis a year ago, you can go to his family’s blog here.