Burke, who is a resident of Queensland, Australia, has issued a desperate plea to parents to please vaccinate their children. Her infant was hospitalized on Thursday after the chicken pox he had contracted worsened.
Elijah, who is just 11 months old, is shown in his momвЂ™s photos. He has a disturbing amount of blisters all over his body and this image should be a warning to anyone who has ever been on the anti-vaccine train.
Because Elijah cannot be vaccinated because he is too young, the chicken pox blisters and scabs have led to a secondary infection that threatens the boyвЂ™s young life.
Since Burke shared the heart-wrenching photos to Facebook, the images have been shared across the network more than 5000 times.
She captioned the horrific images with these words of warning to all parents of young children.
вЂњOur poor baby boy who is too young to be immunized has caught the chicken pox,вЂќ the angered mom wrote. вЂњBottom line, if you donвЂ™t vaccinate your kids your [sic] a bloody idiot. Think about the risk you are putting on other helpless kids that are too young or who actually canвЂ™t be vaccinated.вЂќ
Elijah caught chicken pox more than a 7 daysВ ago. ThatвЂ™s when his symptoms first started to appear.
Besides Elijah, mom and his three-year-old sister, Kaliah, have also contracted the disease although Kaliah recently received her immunization.
вЂњSince Kaliah hasnвЂ™t long been immunized she has a few spots and blisters but is well in herself,вЂќ she wrote.
Mom went on to describe the horrible reaction she has gotten from the contagious disease.
вЂњAdult chicken pox is so horrible and painful I would much rather give birth with no pain relief. They have just given me some medication also to help with my symptoms.вЂќ
Burke was forced to rush her baby to the hospital once he stopped drinking. Since by that point her own chicken pox had traveled down her throat, she figured her baby was in too much pain to swallow.
As a mother, it was difficult for Kayley to watch the blisterвЂ™s scar her babyвЂ™s skin вЂ“ possibly for life.
вЂњItвЂ™s horrible I canвЂ™t think of anything worse,вЂќ she said.
Many liberals believe that vaccinations are not good. Some conspiracy theorists even believe they are a means for the government to control the population.
But more down-to-earth parents are concerned for their childrenвЂ™s wellbeing.
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