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Mother Issues Warning After Common Mistake Leaves Child Forever Changed (Photos)

A mom in Australia is holding her little one close and breathing a sigh of relief. Her son contracted what could have been deadly illnesses from a shopping cart at a supermarket, she says. She doesn't blame the store, but she does want to warn parents.

Vivienne Wardrop went shopping at a grocery store with her 10-month-old son, Logan. Logan was completely healthy during the shopping trip, but within 24 hours was fighting for his life.

Logan became sick with vomiting, fever and diarrhea so bad that he was passing blood. She rushed Logan to a doctor, who told her he had a virus. She was worried about her son's dehydration, so she brought him to an emergency room. To her dismay, his heart rate was double what it should have been.

"We were scared we were going to lose. It didn't seem like [the doctors] were able to get him under control because they didn't know what was wrong with him," said Wardrop to the Daily Mail Australia.

A thorough battery of tests revealed Logan had contracted salmonella, adenovirus, rotavirus and meningitis. The supermarket shopping cart Logan sat in just a day earlier is believed to be the culprit because the only thing Logan had eaten that week was baby formula, and they hadn't been out anywhere else.

"They said it was very unusual to be hit with all those viruses in one go," Wardrop explained.

Thankfully, Logan pulled through and is recovering. "Just wanted to warn parents against using baby seats in trolley without wiping down or using a blanket," Wardrop wrote in a Facebook post.

Source: MailOnline
Photo: Facebook/Vivienne Wardrop via MailOnline

Baby gets sick from a shopping cart.

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