Baby born without immunity during epidemic is now home, doing well

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After an uneventful pregnancy and birth, Tiffany Green was looking forward to bringing son, Parker James Cameron, home to bond with her and his sisters. But on April 13, a week after Parker’s birth, Green learned something unsettling. Parker had no immune system in the middle of the COVID-19 epidemic.“I was shocked,” Green, 28, of Strasburg, Virginia, told TODAY. “It was a completely normal pregnancy. It wasn’t until it was picked up on the heel prick that we found out about his severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID).”When Parker was born on April 5, everything seemed normal. A week later, his family learned he did not have an immune system. Courtesy Tiffany GreenWhile Green was worried about Parker’s diagnosis, he recently underwent treatment and is doing so well he was able to leave the hospital early. She is sharing his story to raise awareness of SCID.“The was the last thing that was on my mind. I didn’t even know what it was,” Green said. “People need to know more about this. I never realized how serious it was.”What is severe combined immunodeficiency?SCID is the name of a “group of disorders” that contribute to children being born …

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