Mom With Hospitalized 6-Week-Old Shares Distressing Photos To Get Parents To Vaccinate Their Kids

Annie Braiden, a new mom from Canada, is urging parents to vaccinate their kids after her daughter Isabelle was hospitalized with whooping cough at six 6 weeks old. She’s spent the last month by her side in the ICU and shared these photos on Facebook…

She writes:

So I wasn’t going to do this, but I think people need to see what not vaccinating their kids do to the OTHER kids, like my 6 week old daughter. Isabelle has been in the PEDS ICU since she was 6 weeks old (now 10 weeks) with whooping cough.

She was on a ventilator for 3 weeks and CPAP for 3 days (she was the lucky baby, the other ones have been ventilated for months) and we’re still facing another 2 months in the hospital.

She has to learn how to eat all over again, she’s going through major withdrawals from the morphine and sedative she was on when she was ventilated, do you know how hard it is to watch your 10 week old go through withdrawals??!!

We were hours away from losing her, the nurse picked her up and ran her down the hall to the ICU to get her ventilated because we were losing her.

What you do with your kids is your choice but do not tell me that not vaccinating your kids isn’t hurting anyone but your own kids, Isabelle is proof that it harms the other little babes who aren’t old enough to get their vaccines yet.

My son is vaccinated to protect himself and the other kids he’s around. It never crossed my mind to not vaccinate, I want to protect my children and other children.

Please vaccinate your kids, it’s not fair that my little girl is in the PICU coughing and not being able to breath from a disease that shouldn’t be around in this day an age?

Please share so other people can see what happens when you don’t vaccinate!

And yes I understand some kids can’t be vaccinated and I’m not talking about those babes.

The Facebook post has been shared 33,000 times since it was first posted. Commenters seemed to support Braiden’s message. 


At the start of the month, a mother from Australia shared photos of her baby who had been hospitalized with chicken pox, begging parents to take a free vaccine. 

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