Anti-vax mothers convinced another mom not to give medication to her child, the child has passed away.
A grieving mother is now warning other parents to vaccinate their children and give them medication after she lost her own son.
The mother of Najee, a 4-year old Colorado boy, took to a group on Facebook and stated that her child was running a fever.
She told the group members that the doctor prescribed Najee medication called Tamiflu, but she says she ignored it and didn’t pick it up.
Tamiflu is the most common antiviral flu medication, and claims to aid in easing symptoms and decreasing the length of the illness, but concerns about the medication’s side effects run high.
There were 45 comments on the post she made on Facebook to consult the group, none of those comments suggested medical attention.
The mother, who has 3 other children, wrote that she was trying her normal remedy of Peppermint oil, Vitamin C, and lavender, but that the remedy wasn’t working.
She read a comment that suggested for her to try “thyme, breast milk, and elderberry,” to which she responded
“Perfect, I’ll try that”
Her son was eventually hospitalized and died 4 days later of the flu.
Medical records show that the son has no history of vaccination, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) confirmed to reporters on Wednesday:
“The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment can confirm that a preschool-aged child in southern Colorado has died of flu. The death is the second pediatric flu death in Colorado this season. The department does not have any records that show whether the child was vaccinated against influenza.”
The family created GoFundMe, and the mother told reporters:
“I’m hurting so bad right now and so is his dad and brothers. Our whole family is hurting and it feels like we failed him because we did what we had to do.”