A mother from new Jersey, whose child was hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), reminds patients that they stay away from babies for the approaching flu season.
As reported by Good Morning America, Ariana, Digregorio from Keansburg recently posted a photo of his son Anatina in Facebook. The picture shows 8-month-old baby was in the pediatric intensive care unit, connected to multiple devices.
It happened after Antonio was diagnosed with the flu in December last year. He was sent home from kindergarten with a high fever. Ariana took him to the hospital, but analysis of RSV were negative.
However, in February, Antonio reappeared flu-like symptoms. The mother again took him to the hospital, and this time he was diagnosed with RSV. The toddler spent six days in intensive care, was treated airway was connected to the ventilator.
“I think it has to do with the fact that he was in kindergarten, sick with the flu, and the disease progressed, “said Ariana Good Morning America.
This frightening situation prompted the woman to share your story in social networks in the hope that it will remind others to keep them away from babies during the illness. Her Facebook post shared more than 20 thousand times.
Symptoms of RSV:
- The first 2-4 days fever, runny nose, stuffy nose.
- Later: cough, wheezing, and sometimes breathing problems.
If you suspect that your child is sick, first consult your pediatrician.