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But as she’s faced with the virus, the mother of a 3-week-old baby has learned a new reality.
The girl’s mom says she was told by her pediatrician to stop wearing her diapers and to stay home when her daughter was sick, and now she’s had to return to her job in the office.
“I was so afraid of being alone with her and I couldn’t be with her because I would have to put her in a nursing home,” the mom said.
“I couldn’t do it.
I didn’t want to.”
The mom’s daughter has been sick with hepatitis C for three weeks.
She was born without a mother, and the CDC estimates that 1.6 million babies are born without parents each year.
She’s been diagnosed with the disease in December.
The mother, who asked to remain anonymous, told ABC News that she’s not even sure if her daughter has HepC.
“I’m not sure if she has it, but she hasn’t told me,” she said.
The mother, now working in the grocery store, said her daughter, who is 3, was born on March 1.
She said she went to her doctor the next day and got a prescription for her daughter’s vaccine, but her doctor told her to take the shot right away.
As the day wore on, the mom’s fears grew.
She told her husband that she couldn’t make it home.
And so the mother started feeling anxious about her daughter.
Her husband took her to the hospital, and a nurse said she would need to come back later to get her vaccine.
At first, the baby’s temperature dropped and she became lethargic.
But she calmed down and started feeding.
The mom said she started taking her baby to the doctor because she was worried about her health.
But then she had to go home and get her baby back to her house, and she said she was so worried that she was afraid to go back to work because she would be late.
It was only after the mom returned home that she noticed she was having difficulty breathing.
By the time the mother got home, her daughter had passed away.
She is currently recovering at home.
But the mother said she is now more worried about the virus than her daughter ever was.
“I can’t do this anymore,” she told ABC affiliate KHOU.
“My heart aches, and my whole body is hurting, and I’m thinking, ‘I’m going to die.'”
She said she’s now not taking her own children to the movies, and when she does, she’s trying to avoid the house.
Hepatitis can be life-threatening for children, and experts say the virus has been linked to serious health problems.
Symptoms include high fever, fatigue, headache, muscle aches and sore throat.
Hepatocellular adenocarcinoma, a type of cancer that develops in the lining of the liver, is the most common form of cirrhosis, according to the National Institutes of Health.
The virus also can lead to liver disease, which can lead a person to have cirrhotic liver disease.
Experts say that as the virus continues to spread, more and more children will contract it, and as the numbers of cases rise, the risk of death and liver disease increases.
The CDC says it has not yet been able to identify the source of the virus that has spread so quickly through America, but the mother believes that she is not alone in being affected.
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