• My Newborn Contracted A Virus--And Became Critically Ill-- During Our ‘Safe' Holiday Gathering

    6 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    It's 3 a.m., and I'm trying unsuccessfully to sleep on the pull-out couch at the children's hospital. Suddenly, an alarm pierces the silence, and our door busts open as the night shift once again invades our sad little sanctuary. This time, I'm prepared for it: I scramble out from under the starchy blankets and into the unforgiving lights of the hallway. A cacophony of shouted orders, machinery squeals, and sneaker squeaks emanates from the bed in which my shriveled, limp, and beautiful nine-week-old daughter lies helplessly, as the medical team attempts to get her oxygen levels back up. I...
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