A 7-month-old child from rural South Carolina has examined constructive for the coronavirus, after being recognized with viral pneumonia and operating a excessive fever, based on a report.
Now his mom is talking out to warn mother and father the coronavirus — which is claimed to be extra critical for older adults — can damage kids, too.
“I actually really feel like folks 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, exterior of Columbia, the place 36 of the state’s 125 instances are positioned.
Doster has additionally been contaminated and was round her kids for days earlier than her check outcomes had been confirmed constructive.
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 evening, and on Tuesday, his check outcomes confirmed he was constructive for COVID-19.
Now, the household — which is below 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 — might he make a flip for the more serious tonight and simply not have the ability to breathe,” Doster stated. “I’ve observed him coughing greater than he did at first and in order that’s very scary.”
Medical doctors instructed her to present 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, maintaining a tally of them simply to guarantee that they don’t present any signs simply because the interval may be as much as 14 days, so there’s a very large risk that they develop into sick too,” Doster informed the station.