A 7-month-old child from rural South Carolina has examined constructive for the coronavirus, after being identified with viral pneumonia and operating a excessive fever, based on 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 harm youngsters, too.
“I actually really feel like individuals have to know that it’s doable 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, exterior of Columbia, the place 36 of the state’s 125 instances are positioned.
Doster has additionally been contaminated and was round her youngsters for days earlier than her take a look at outcomes had been confirmed constructive.
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 Youngsters’s Hospital, the place he spent the evening, and on Tuesday, his take a look at outcomes confirmed he was constructive for COVID-19.
Now, the household — which is beneath 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.”
Docs instructed her to present Emmett Tylenol solely, as a result of ibuprofen and respiratory therapies could exacerbate his condition. If his signs worsen, they instructed 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 intently 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 may be as much as 14 days, so there’s a very huge risk that they turn into sick too,” Doster instructed the station.