A SIX-year-old boy was “screaming, convulsing and pulling out his own hair” after being struck down with a Covid-linked disease.
The child was hospitalized in a horrific incident after he developed Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C), parents Sammy and Shannon Morado told KDVR.
Six-year-old Philip Morado was hospitalized with a rare syndrome that can occur in children who have had Covid-19Credit: Family Handout
The child’s mother said he was ‘shaking and screaming and pulling his hair’ when he fell illCredit: Family Handout
“He was, like, shaking and screaming and pulling his hair,” Shannon Morado told KDVR.
She said after her son ran a fever for a few days, they took him to both urgent care and the ER – where doctors said to “let the virus pass.”
Despite doctors suggesting he may be “acting out,” the couple said their son’s behavior was frightening.
“It was terrifying to see that he couldn’t control his body,” Sammy said.
He said it appeared as if his son “was getting a shock through his body.”
“He could feel his heart going through his chest,” Sammy told the outlet.
The boy’s parents said ‘he couldn’t control his body’Credit: Family Handout
The couple decided to take Philip to a medical center – and he was immediately flown to Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.
There, Philip was diagnosed with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C).
According to the Center for Disease Control, the syndrome is a condition that children can develop after having Covid-19 or coming in contact with the virus.
MIS-C can cause inflammation in the heart, brain, kidneys, lungs, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs, the CDC states.
After a week, the child made a recovery and was able to go home on Christmas DayCredit: Family Handout
It may cause kids to have a range of symptoms – including fever, neck and/or abdominal pain, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, a rash, or bloodshot eyes, according to the government agency.
The CDC said it’s not known what causes the syndrome, but it most commonly develops two to four weeks after Covid-19 infection.
As he was rushed to the hospital, Mrs. Morado said of her son: “We thought we were going to lose him.”
Philip began to recover, however, and went home on Christmas.
Shannon is now urging other parents to do what they think is best, and told KDVR “if something doesn’t seem right, then go get another opinion.”
As of January 8, a total of 1,659 cases of MISC-C are reported and under investigation.
At least 26 people have died of MISC-C according to the syndrome’s definition.
The boy’s frightening situation came as Covid cases continue to climb across the world.
On Friday, global deaths passed two million. It’s been a year since the pandemic gained a foothold on the world.
In the US, more than 23million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed.
Over 390,000 Americans have died from Covid-19.
As cases continue to rise, experts have shared a comprehensive list of symptoms for people to look out for, and when they should go to the doctor.