Valley Stream, New York 2021-09-23 16:12:34 –
Greenville, South Carolina (WSPA) – Increasing cases of children with COVID-19 in South Carolina. Parents, now watching their children hospitalized for the virus, are crying out hoping that it will cause change.
McKenna Ashley fought COVID-19 in the hospital for three days with her son Legend.
“He was very lethargic, had a heart rate of 140 and had a fever of 102.5,” Ashley said.
They first went to the Glia Memorial Hospital.
“They were so crowded and I was watching people in the lobby,” Ashley said.
They were immediately transferred to the Prisma Children’s Unit.
“We stayed there for three days and were assigned nurses and they were overwhelmed. They are assigned to so many people and there are not enough nurses for the patients.” Ashley said.
She is the home where the legend is recovering.
“He’s gone now and he’s starting to eat,” she said.
But I wanted people to understand how COVID-19 is now hitting children.
“It’s rampant, the school is still open and attacking our children,” Ashley said.
According to the latest report from the South Carolina Children’s Hospital Collaboration, 24 children have been hospitalized throughout the state with COVID-19, four of whom are on ventilators. Ashley says it was her son’s nurse who advised her to tell his story.
“She said, they reported all the big cities, New York, California, we now have those numbers,” she said.
She believes people have become too comfortable in the pandemic.
“Now I’m out in public and playing games that I’m not here yet. We’re the best number we’ve ever had.”
She wants people to listen to her son and take it more seriously.
“When I see my child, it’s definitely worth it. When people see my child, I hope it’s definitely worth it,” Ashley said.
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