South Carolina Mom of 7-Month-Old Baby with Coronavirus Shares Message to Other Parents
Courtney Doster, mother of a 7-month-old baby who reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, recently took to social media to share an emotional message to other parents around the world.
Courtney Watts Doster is the mother of the 7-month old boy that was recently reported to have tested positive to the coronavirus in Camden, South California.
The baby, whose name is Emmett Doster, was tested positive to the virus alongside his grandmother. His parents, as well as the rest of their family, have all been self-isolated as they've been exposed.
Emmett Doster tested positive to COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 17, after exhibiting symptoms of the virus, such as a running fever. Thankfully his two other siblings have not displayed any sign of contracting the virus whatsoever.
In a recent Facebook post shared by the mother, Courtney, she expresses her feelings concerning her son's diagnosis. She wrote,
"Nothing worse than your 7-month-old running 104 fever, being poked and prodded over and over, and then being told he's positive."
Doster added that her 7-month-old toddler is suffering from a severe case of the virus, which is in the form of pneumonia.
She took the medium to advise everyone, especially parents, on staying safe during the current worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Courtney wrote,
"COVID-19 isn't a joke. This is not the time to go out and have play dates."
The mother of three went on to admonish people to stay in their homes and pay attention to messages and facts from the Centre for Disease Control.
Doster had earlier reiterated her experience when her son first got diagnosed. She recalled it being a scary moment for her and the whole Doster family. Courtney said, "It's very scary -- the unknowns, the what if's."
Despite the popular notion that children were not as exposed to the virus, information has shown to prove otherwise.
Asides the recent uptick in the number of young people infected by the coronavirus, professional advice explains that the virus "does seem to be able to cause significant disease in children."
Following the coronavirus pandemic, everyone is admonished to practice social distancing and wash their hands often.
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