A 4-year-old girl from the state of Iowa was on the verge of death and lost her sight due to complications from the type B influenza she had contracted.
According to CNN, little Jade DeLucia, who had not been vaccinated, suddenly started to feel sick, with a fever and normal flu symptoms a few days before the Christmas holidays.
On Christmas Eve, her father Stephen DeLucia found her with a higher-than-normal fever when he went to wake her up and decided to take her to the hospital, where she suffered severe seizures and tremors.
When doctors noticed that Jade was getting worse, they took her by helicopter to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital, where she fell into a coma for several days. Doctors gave a diagnosis of encephalopathy, an alteration in the structure and function of the brain.
"They said he had significant brain damage. They said our daughter might never wake up, and if she did, she might not be the same, "Phillips told CNN.
Friends and family of Jade have created a fundraising account to be able to pay for medical expenses.
Little Jade woke up from a coma on the first day of 2020 whispering “hello mommy” to her mother, Amanda Kristine Phillips, and is currently back at home recovering. It is not yet known whether she will regain her sight.
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