A 7-month-old child from rural South Carolina has examined optimistic for the coronavirus, after being recognized with viral pneumonia and working a excessive fever, based on a report.
Now his mom is talking out to warn dad and mom the coronavirus — which is claimed to be extra critical for older adults — can damage kids, too.
“I actually really feel like individuals have to know that it’s doable that their kids 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 critical.”
The Doster household is from Kershaw County, outdoors of Columbia, the place 36 of the state’s 125 circumstances are situated.
Doster has additionally been contaminated and was round her kids for days earlier than her take a look at outcomes have been confirmed optimistic.
Little Emmett’s signs began with a fever Monday, which rapidly spiked to 104 levels by the night.
Doster rushed him to a close-by Pressing Care, the place he was recognized with viral pneumonia.
He was transferred to Prisma Well being Youngsters’s Hospital, the place he spent the night time, and on Tuesday, his take a look at outcomes confirmed he was optimistic for COVID-19.
Now, the household — which is underneath a Well being Division mandate to not depart their dwelling till April 1 — resides in a state of uncertainty.
“It’s very, very scary to not know — may he make a flip for the more serious tonight and simply not be capable to breathe,” Doster mentioned. “I’ve observed him coughing greater than he did to start with and in order that’s very scary.”
Medical doctors instructed her to offer Emmett Tylenol solely, as a result of ibuprofen and respiration therapies could exacerbate his condition. If his signs worsen, they informed her to name 911.
Doster’s mom has additionally been recognized, and he or she is monitoring her 4- and 2-year-olds for signs.
“We’re watching them carefully and checking their temperatures, keeping track of them simply to be sure that they don’t present any signs simply because the interval will be as much as 14 days, so there’s a very massive chance that they change into sick too,” Doster informed the station.