Ashley Hildebrand from South Carolina shared heartbreaking pictures of her baby who contracted coronavirus.
2-month-old Ellie is one of the youngest patients in the US to fight coronavirus.
The distraught mother shared photos of her daughter on Facebook and confirmed Ellie had tested positive for the deadly bug.
“Soooo… Ellie has tested positive for COVID 19. Me and Sean have to self quarantine for 2 weeks without her,” she wrote on Facebook.
“Please keep our family in your prayers during this difficult time.”
According to the heartbroken mother, her baby had no symptoms other than being ‘a little wheezy.’ She then described how her daughter suddenly ‘stopped breathing.’
“She actually didn’t really have any symptoms beforehand. She was a little wheezy on and off for a few days, nothing alarming at all. And her lungs sounded fine Tuesday at her two month check-up,” she expressed.
“On Friday morning she had a bottle and was doing tummy time. She rolled over and she seemed very constipated. Then she screamed for a few minutes and then she stopped screaming and crying and stopped breathing efficiently,” Hildebrand continued.
“We called 911, when the ambulance got there her oxygen was at 58. While in the hospital she actually got hypothermic and they said that small babies will sometimes get cold instead of a fever.”
She also said doctors didn’t think her baby had coronavirus ‘because the symptoms did not add up’ but still gave her a test.
“Shes on a ventilator and sedatives to give her lungs time to rest. She will still semi wake up when we mess with her, and shes trying to wiggle everything off/out of her. Ellie definitely is not having this at all and is trying to fight the nurses every chance she gets, but that’s okay. It let’s us know shes still strong,” Hildebrand said.
After a few days, baby Ellie is finally showing signs of improvement. “They are starting to wean her off the ventilator and it should be all the way out in 1-2 more days,” Hildebrand said. “Then once we are confident in her breathing on her own, they will remove the NG tube and start her on bottles.
“Once she is used to taking bottles again and is eating good we will be allowed to bring her home to stay with us for the remainder of our quarantine.”
The mother wrote in another post: “Since my daughter has it, it’s almost impossible that I DON’T have it as well.
“I have had no symptoms and still don’t. I will be going into self quarantine for 11-14 days.
“We aren’t sure if my quarantine technically started on Friday or not since I’ve been in quarantine with her since she was admitted. Sooooo, if I’ve seen you in the last 2 weeks, definitely get tested if you start showing any symptoms.”
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