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5-Year-Old Boy Being Treated for Coronavirus Asked His Mother If He Was Going to Die

Kareena Koirala
Mar 30, 2020
06:30 A.M.
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The mother of a young COVID-19 patient shared the heartbreaking experience of her son battling the dangerous pandemic.

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Lauren Fulbrook suffered a horrible tragedy when her 5-year-old son started developing flu-like symptoms. After days of difficulty, when he was finally taken to hospital for a diagnosis, her worst nightmare turned into a reality.

Her son, Alfiepops, was tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. Her son was in such a poor health condition that he began to wonder if he would even survive.

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Taking to Facebook, the bereaved mother urged everyone to take a lesson from her son's condition and be serious about the coronavirus.

I've had to watch my [5-year-old] son go from having all the energy in the world to not moving, not eating, hardly drinking or urinating.

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COVID-19 IS NOT A JOKE

Fulbrook further opened up about the difficult condition that her son went through, describing how the coronavirus symptoms started developing in him.

"His temperature wouldn't go below the 40's and at its highest was 42.3, which caused vomiting," the mother explained. Her son even started having horrible headaches and began hallucinating.

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After all the pain, he was finally taken to a hospital by an ambulance. There he was put in an isolation pod and swabbed for the virus.

A NIGHTMARE FOR A MOTHER

After diagnosis, it was finally confirmed that Alfiepops was indeed infected by COVID-19. He had to be hospitalized and treated for the disease.

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In the hospital bed, the young boy was in such a poor health condition that he even asked his mother if he was going to die. "As a mother, that is heartbreaking," Fulbrook stated.

She further informed that at that moment, her son's blood sugar levels were just 3.7 and his heart rate was 180. His respiratory rate at that time was just 18-20.

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By sharing her son's case, Fulbrook encouraged everyone to stay safe and to practice social distance for the time being. She suggested that it's better not to be able to do our routine tasks for a little while if that means we can beat this virus.

As the world sees an increasing number of people being tested positive for COVID-19, several people have come out to share their experiences with the disease.

A girl checking her temperature while wearing a mask. | Source: Pexel

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Previously, a 39-year-old dad also shared a similar heartbreaking message, where he bid his goodbye to his wife and children. The father also pleaded to everyone to stay at home to save themselves from the disease.

Similarly, a business owner in his late 60's also shared his experience of contracting the coronavirus while being quarantined in a cruise ship outside Yokohama, Japan.

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We at news.AmoMama.com do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDС, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated.Take care!