Michigan Help For Long-Lasting COVID-19 Kids Cases
I was very disappointed this past weekend to find out my daughter and 18-month-old granddaughter Indie have COVID-19. I was planning on seeing them in Chicago as I am fully vaccinated, but of course I didn't go because I wanted them to rest. The good news is they are doing well. My only granddaughter has light symptoms and is sleeping a bit more than usual. We did learn that children can be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 and can get sick, but most kids have mild symptoms, or they may have no symptoms at all as long as they are healthy.
Well according to freep.com there is young one that has been infected close to home here in Michigan. She is a 14-year old named Madison Foor of Dundee. She started out with a simple headache and that led to shortness of breath that just didn't seem to want to go away.
Her mother, Mariha Foor, knew something wasn't right. Her active and fit daughter, a dancer who competes in tap, ballet and jazz, couldn't walk up the stairs without getting winded. Madison's doctors referred her to specialists at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan, who recognized that the eighth grader is among the thousands of Americans who've contracted the virus and don't fully recover.
This young lady, and others like her, have post COVID-19 syndrome known as long-term COVID-19. This condition is more likely in young adults, but kids aren't immune to it. Doctors of Michigan Medicine have treated more than a dozen cases of children and teens with persistent COVID symptoms like Madison's.
There is help available though. Michigan Medicine is kicking off two new clinics for treating and studying the long-term COVID19 symptoms in adults and kids.
There is plenty more to learn about treatment and symptoms, and you can find out more from Mott Children's Hospital.