Monday, February 1, 2016

When this father took a funny photo with his daughter, he didn't know that it would save her life. As he photographed his daughter after her very first bath, he found her stunned and reproachful expression so funny that he posted the snapshot online.

Thousands of people found this photo mega cute and commented with funny remarks like "Great, she's going to be a rebel and marry a penniless guy without tattoos." There was one comment however, from a children's doctor that made the father prick up his ears. He looked a little closer and asked the father:

"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 listened to the concerns of the stranger and took his daughter to the doctor. There it was confirmed that he was actually right: the little girl had jaundice and therefore, this attentive children's doctor has probably save her life by commenting on the photo! Even though jaundice can be common in small children, if it is left untreated it is potentially deadly, or can cause severe brain damage. So it's fantastic that this doctor looked a little closer and that the father immediately reacted.

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