Many people have profiles on social networks and there they publish photos of themselves and their loved ones. One young father a funny photo with his daughter, but he didn’t know that it would save herlife.
He photographed his daughter after her very first bath. The young lady had 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”.
However, one comment, 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. The doctor confirmed that assumption is correct: the little girl had jaundice andtherefore, this attentive children’s doctor has probably save her life by commenting on the photo.
Jaundice actually is very common in small children, but if is left untreated it is potentially deadly, or can cause severe brain damage.