An Iowa couple announced this morning the death of their 18-day-old baby daughter, who has succumbed to a herpes infection likly contracted through a kiss.
For Shane and Nicole Sifrit, this month was supposed to be brimming with joy, marked by the birth of baby Mariana - their first child together - followed by their wedding celebration just days later.
I have to even though they are running out of options that is my only option I have.’ Had Mariana pulled through, the family were told by her doctors that she would have had long-term health complications with her brain, kidneys and liver because of the damage inflicted upon her vital organs by the infection.
Nicole's friend Rachel tells Daily that the family, including their older girl, are heartbroken.‘Her daughter was super excited to have a sister, so she’s very sad it did not work out,’ O’Toole said, adding that her friend is a good mom who always puts her kids first.‘Her life is her kids,’ she said.
It has been shown in limited test studies that the nursing infant is exposed to approximately 0.3 mg/kg/day following oral administration of aciclovir to the mother.
If nursing mothers have herpetic lesions near or on the breast, breast-feeding should be avoided.
But on July 7, two hours after the new parents exchanged their vows, their six-day-old infant was rushed to the hospital, having contracted a life-threatening herpes infection through a kiss. sweet angel' Kissing illness: Doctors diagnosed Mariana with meningitis HSV-1, which is caused by the herpes virus.