• Abigail Ricardi

    My son was born 21 years ago with congenital CMV disease. He is totally deaf, has a complex vision loss, severe cognitive loss, autism, neuro-muscular damage, a primary immune deficiency disease, reactive respiratory disease, OCD, ADHD, impulse control disorder, history of seizures, GI and feeding issues and the list goes on. If insurance companies think they are saving moneuy by not paying for simple blood tests and thus denying pregnant women preventative treatment, they are very mistaken: 6 weeks in the NICU, followed by multiple hospitalizations, seven surgeries, on-going appointments with a dozen specialists, ten daily medications, 21 years of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, astronomically expensive medical equipment, school and now long term care needs… One out of every 750 children born in the US is permanentily disabled because of this virus. I’m ashamed that two decades after my son’s birth, public awareness in America is still at rock bottom.

    • HeilMary1

      You educated me.

      • fiona64

        And me. Thank you!

    • Jennifer Starr

      You educated me as well. Thank you and thank you to the author for bringing awareness to this issue.

  • disqus_AfSyV51khX

    I am pregnant and recenty diagnosed with primary cmv.
    I would like to learn more about the trial in Italy. Could you please share information about the trial with me?

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