Video Shows Baby Riley's Last Moments Before he Died From Whooping Cough

 
The cough that killed Riley Hughes

*Warning - contains content that some may find distressing*These are the final videos of our beautiful son Riley who passed away from whooping cough on the 17th of March, 2015.I have always kept these videos to myself, as it makes my blood run cold listening to my beautiful boy cough like that. But we are sharing this in the hopes that it will convince just one more pregnant Mum to protect their baby from this disease. I wish I had known about pregnancy vaccination when I was pregnant with Riley.In the beginning, Riley didn't have a "whoop" sound in his cough, but it certainly developed once he was in hospital. If your newborn baby has a cough, and is too young to be vaccinated, please get them checked out by a doctor! Early intervention CAN help.I loved being Riley's Mum for those four weeks. I wish it were longer. Please share to help ensure no more babies die from this disease, which I hope one day will be relegated to the history books.- Riley's Mum x

Posted by Light for Riley on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

(STORYFUL)Catherine and Greg Hughes, parents of baby boy Riley who died from whooping cough (pertussis) in March 2015, have released a video showing Riley’s last moments.

Riley Hughes was 32 days old when he died. The video was released days after West Australian health authorities warned an outbreak may be imminent, saying cases of pertussis infection increased in 2015.

The video was posted to the Facebook page Light for Riley, run by the parents who hope to educate people about the dangers of whooping cough and promote vaccination.

Catherine wrote in part: "In the beginning, Riley didn't have a "whoop" sound in his cough, but it certainly developed once he was in hospital. If your newborn baby has a cough, and is too young to be vaccinated, please get them checked out by a doctor! Early intervention CAN help.

I loved being Riley's Mum for those four weeks. I wish it were longer. Please share to help ensure no more babies die from this disease, which I hope one day will be relegated to the history books."

Warning - contains content that some may find distressing.

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