One mother is sharing heartbreaking pictures of her one year old son covered with blisters around his mouth and face after he tested positive for herpes.
Samantha Rodgers, from Des Moines, Iowa, said she doesn't know who gave her son, Juliano, the virus, but now he will have to deal with it for the rest of his life.
'It sucks because it’s a lifelong problem now,' Rodgers said.
'I don’t know how to handle this. I am trying my best. It breaks my heart, and I can’t do anything to help him.'
Rodgers is sharing the gruesome pictures of her son, with red blisters in and around his mouth, as a way to warn parents to be cautious about who they let near their children.
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Samantha Rodgers, from Des Moines, Iowa, is sharing pictures of her son Juliano, 1, (pictured) who tested positive for herpes as a warning to other parents. She doesn't know who gave Juliano the virus, but now he will have to deal with it for the rest of his life
On July 21, Rodgers noticed he had red blisters in and around his mouth, but doctors just told her he had the flu or just a bad case of Hand Foot and Mouth disease. As his symptoms got worse, she took him to Blank Children Hospital where Juliano was tested for HSV-1 and the results came back positive
She noticed he had red blisters in and around his mouth on July 21, but doctors just told her he