As new parents we enjoy taking pictures of us and our little babies. But when this father took a funny photo of his daughter he had no idea he was about to save her life…
As he took a photo of his daughter on her first bath, he found her expression funny and posted the photo online.
Comments came flooding like the Nile. A lot of people made funny remarks like “she’s going to be a rebel and marry a penniless guy without tattoos,” there was one comment from a children’s doctor that got the father’s full attention:
“Are her eyes a little yellow? It looks like it to me, but it’s hard to tell, because the entire photo is a little yellow. It’s probably nothing, but it could be a symptom for neonatal jaundice. If her skin and eyes actually look a little yellow, then maybe you should get it checked out. I’m a paranoid children’s doctor, hence my concern.”
The dad took this comment to heart and took his daughter immediately to the doctor. The paranoid comment of the doctor was confirmed: his newborn had jaundice and the doctor probably saved her life with that one frightening comment.
Even though jaundice can be common in small children, if it is left untreated, it is potentially deadly or can cause severe brain damage. While many people find it useless to post and read comments online, this time it saved a life! Kudos to the careful doctor. We definitely need more caring people like him.
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