6-month-old baby with heart and lung problems beats COVID-19
A six-month-old baby girl with heart and lung problems in Liverpool, England, has survived COVID-19 after testing positive for the coronavirus on April 10.
Among her health issues was Tetralogy of Fallot, a combination of congenital abnormalities, as per a Facebook group named Erin’s Journey, which her parents Emma and Wayne set up on April 21. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the said health problem is a birth defect that affects normal blood flow through a baby’s heart.
The Alder Hey hospital announced her recovery on its page last Friday, April 24 alongside a clip of medical staff applauding her while she was escorted out of a room.
You may have heard about 6 month old Erin 👶 who is in Alder Hey after recently being diagnosed with #COVID19 Erin was in an isolation room here for 14 days with mum Emma whilst being treated by our staff 🏥 Today, little Erin beat COVID-19 after testing negative and received a guard of honour by the treating team on our HDU as she was moved out of isolation 👏👏👏 She is still being treated for other conditions at Alder Hey, but is making good progress ✅ Erin’s mum said of the staff who treated her; “Thank you so much to each and every one of them, we couldn’t have got through it without them. They are all truly amazing and we will be forever grateful” ❤️
Posted by Alder Hey on Friday, April 24, 2020
The medical center stated that Erin had been in one if its isolation rooms for 14 days with her mom Emma while she was receiving treatment. When Erin was moved out of the unit, she received a “guard of [honor]” from the team which took care of her.
However, Erin has not yet been discharged from the hospital and is still being treated for her other health conditions. The hospital also pointed out that she is making “good progress.”
Emma later shared clips of her baby girl being transported out of the isolation unit as well.
She’s only gone and done it Our little girl has beat COVID 19 💪We are so proud ❤️❤️❤️❤️Thank you to all the staff at…
“She’s only gone and done it,” the proud mother said. “Our little girl has beat COVID-19.” JB
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