Mom Shares Update About Son’s Horrific Diagnosis On Social Media

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Oliver Durling, a Canadian boy, was simultaneously stricken with a rare disease and measles.

His mother, Natasha Durling, shared Oliver’s story on social media, describing how his symptoms baffled doctors for five days before they finally figured out the diagnosis.

Oliver’s symptoms began with vomiting and diarrhea, followed by general weakness, red eyes, high fever and sore muscles.

By the fourth day, Oliver’s condition worsened. He had stopped eating and drinking and wouldn’t get up. A rash appeared on his face and neck.

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