6-month-old child underwent heart surgery, and then won and coronavirus

6-month-old girl was awarded the “honor guard” of health care workers at Children’s hospital of older Hey in Liverpool, United Kingdom, after defeating COVID-19 and open heart surgery. It is reported by Good Morning America.

Emma and Wayne Bates on 8 October 2019 born daughter Erin. They waited for this event for 10 years, during which does not leave attempts to become parents. A month after the birth of her daughter, they were devastated, knowing that Erin was born with a heart disease called tetralogy of Fallo. Their daughter was in the hospital for open heart surgery in December. She is now recovering after the procedure.

6-month-old Erin was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. In early April, Emma Bates, and the doctors noticed that Erin is experiencing discomfort, and she had a fever. Medical personnel checked the 6-month-old baby for the new coronavirus. Two days later, it turned out that the test is positive.

Girl with her mother Emma was in the hospital prison for 14 days during treatment. As a result, Erin won and COVID-19.


“I was devastated,‘said Emma. – I was scared, because I read the news and see hundreds of thousands of people die around the world. And then they say that my daughter has this virus. <…> But I knew I just have to believe in Erin!”


Our little fighter has beat Erin covid19 #proudmum #covid19 #thankyounhs #alderhey @waynebates_

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The hospital staff put Bates vmese with her daughter Erin in one room, telling the mother that if her child is confirmed COVID-19, it can also be infected. Emma never checked and showed no symptoms, but remained in the room with her daughter for several weeks.

“It was very lonely. Even my husband couldn’t be with me, said Bates. – I was terrified: sometimes she had good days, but there were really bad. It was not known how it will proceed disease in Erin”.

Despite the experienced stress, Bates is grateful to the medical staff of the hospital of older hay for caring about her daughter.

“They have a very close relationship with Erin. We were in the hospital for so long that they all fell in love with her, ‘said Bates. – The doctors and nurses did everything possible to ease the way. They are superheroes”.

24 APR Erin officially won COVID-19 and no longer needed insulation. Staff, who for many months was caring for a 6-month-old girl, decided to have her “honor guard”. They are lined up in hospital corridors and clapped their hands when the doctors rolled the crib Erin from her isolated chamber.

Emma Bates says that Erin will remain in the hospital for several more months, as she re-learns to breathe independently without the apparatus after the surgery and the battle with COVID-19.


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