His family said that a 3-year-old boy in Missouri had a stroke after testing positive for coronavirus antibodies.
“We thought we would definitely lose him,”
His mother Sara Parris told the station that Colt stopped eating and drinking last week. She took him to the local clinic for a test for COVID-19 and the result was negative. But the doctor at the clinic recommended that the 3-year-old child be taken to the hospital.
Colt of the University of Missouri Women and Children’s Hospital later tested positive for coronavirus antibodies.
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A few hours later, his mother said that her son had lost the ability to move his right arm and leg. She pointed out that his speech was also “wrong.”
“So, I’ll give him his [stuffed animal] Boo and I noticed that he didn’t grab it with his dominant arm,” Sara Parris said. “He reached out and grabbed his rabbit, and then I knew that other things were wrong.
The doctor quickly tested it and found that there was a blockage in the brain of the young child, which may be the neurological effect of COVID-19.
“The diagnosis of COVID is important because we believe that the cause of stroke and various other problems in this COVID patient, including children, is that they tend to form blood clots,” neurologist Dr. Camilo Gomez removed Colt’s disease Wednesday, brain The blood clot told the news station.
Indeed, the new coronavirus is related to a variety of neurological diseases. A study that began in July identified these diseases as stroke, delusion, nerve damage and rare fatal inflammatory encephalopathy.
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Having said that, “there has been no other similar situation,” Dr. Paul Carney, a pediatric neurologist who also treats Colt, told Fox 2 Times.
Carney said: “The difference here is a child, and, as I mentioned, there is actually no other situation.” “If this is a person over 40 or 60 years old, they may have very different results. “
His mother said that she was not sure where her son originally contracted the virus because soon after the pandemic broke out, she and her husband chose to educate their children at home.
“We try to minimize interaction with the public [the] Sara Parris said, “Maximum. We don’t go out, so in our minds, this cannot be COVID because we are not around anyone.”
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Now Colt is on the road to recovery. According to news media reports, he will need rehabilitation training to restore the movement of his right arm and right leg, and will use blood thinners or aspirin for the next six months.
Sara Parris called her son’s improved health a blessing this holiday season.
She said: “We already have Christmas.” “It is sitting on the bed in the room. I think we are asking for more than this.”