A 7-month-old child from rural South Carolina has examined optimistic for the coronavirus, after being identified with viral pneumonia and working a excessive fever, in response to a report.
Now his mom is talking out to warn dad and mom the coronavirus — which is alleged to be extra severe for older adults — can damage youngsters, too.
“I actually really feel like folks must know that it’s potential that their youngsters can get it, and I really feel like lots of people are taking it as a joke,” mom-of-three Courtney Doster told WOWT News in Camden. “It’s clearly very severe.”
The Doster household is from Kershaw County, outdoors of Columbia, the place 36 of the state’s 125 circumstances are positioned.
Doster has additionally been contaminated and was round her youngsters for days earlier than her check outcomes had been confirmed optimistic.
Little Emmett’s signs began with a fever Monday, which shortly spiked to 104 levels by the night.
Doster rushed him to a close-by Pressing Care, the place he was identified with viral pneumonia.
He was transferred to Prisma Well being Kids’s Hospital, the place he spent the night time, and on Tuesday, his check outcomes confirmed he was optimistic for COVID-19.
Now, the household — which is underneath a Well being Division mandate to not go away their dwelling till April 1 — resides in a state of uncertainty.
“It’s very, very scary to not know — might he make a flip for the more serious tonight and simply not be capable to breathe,” Doster stated. “I’ve seen him coughing greater than he did at first and in order that’s very scary.”
Medical doctors instructed her to provide Emmett Tylenol solely, as a result of ibuprofen and respiratory remedies could exacerbate his condition. If his signs worsen, they advised her to name 911.
Doster’s mom has additionally been identified, and she or he is monitoring her 4- and 2-year-olds for signs.
“We’re watching them carefully and checking their temperatures, maintaining a tally of them simply to make it possible for they don’t present any signs simply because the interval could be as much as 14 days, so there’s a very huge chance that they grow to be sick too,” Doster advised the station.