Dorris & Her Mumps!

Dorris & Her Mumps!

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  • My name is Dorris, I'm 9 years old and I got a bad case of the mumps. 
  • Mumps is a virus that is gained through infected saliva. This saliva reaches another person through various ways: coughing, sneezing, sharing utensils, kissing, ect.
  • This all happened when I went over to my cousin Freddy's house, and shared a glass of milk with him. I was unaware that he had mumps a few weeks ago.
  • ouch!
  • I was very weak and tired, my face was swollen and it hurt when I ate food.
  • At first I didn't have any symptoms, but a week later I began to get a fever. About 3 days later I got very tired and my cheek started to swell; because of this I wasn't able to chew anything. About a week later the swelling went down and I was back to normal!
  • This was when me and my Dad went to the doctors.
  • Your daughters immune system will create antibodies which will help fight off the infection, it will most likely take about a week for her to be fully healed. Until then make sure that she doesn't share any utensils or anything so that the virus doesn't spread. 
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