One mother shares the heartbreaking story of how her daughter died from what seemed to be a simple case of the flu.
Gwen Zwanziger, a mother, shares how a simple case of influenza became one of the most devastating moments that happened in her life.
"Her only complaint was a sore throat"
Almost 3 years after her daughter Shannon's death, Gwen Zwanziger still hasn't come to grips with the fact that her daughter has already passed away, all because of a flu.
She writes, "If I could just talk to her one last time. Tell her how sorry I am. Does she know? Can she see from heaven? I have mixed feelings about how things work up there, I just know they do."
She also mentioned that during the time that her daughter was sick, her only complaint was a sore throat, and that "her fever wasn't scary."
The doctor said to "let it run its course"
"Shannon went to school on a Wednesday, came home like always, but said a friend "gave" her the flu.
Make sure to get your child vaccinated
In spite of what happened to her daughter, Gwen is still now trying to provide other parents with information on just how dangerous the flu can be.
While a lot of people tend to go through the flu and recover within a week, it's sadly not true in all cases. Which is why it's very important for parents to ensure that their child is always vaccinated against the flu, so that they would not get infected.
Vaccinations are important in both preventing disease, as well as preventing the spread of disease to other people. Which is why you should always have your child vaccinated.
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