A younger California boy who was born with cystic fibrosis can also be battling a COVID-19 an infection, his mom stated.
Noah Schneider, 5, examined constructive for the novel virus simply forward of the New Year, his mom, Haley Schneider of Yuba City, Calif., advised ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday. Noah doubtless contracted the virus from his father, who examined constructive shortly earlier than Noah fell sick.
Since his start, Noah has been hospitalized practically 35 instances and has required a ventilator 20 instances as a consequence of cystic fibrosis, a uncommon, inherited life-threatening dysfunction that impacts the lungs and digestive system, Schneider advised the information station.
“Due to Noah’s frequent want of a ventilator throughout admissions, he obtained a trach [tube] in his throat Oct. 27, 2020, so it could be simpler to ventilate with out really having to intubate him,” his mom stated.
After contracting the novel virus, Noah was hospitalized at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, the place he stays at the moment. During his keep, the 5-year-old has required antiviral drug remedies, convalescent plasma remedies, and has been positioned on a ventilator, “Good Morning America” reported.
Thankfully, nevertheless, Noah’s situation has improved — albeit slowly.
“He’s awake throughout the day, sleeps at evening. He’s not on any sedation remedy,” his mom stated. “He’s up in mattress, taking part in.”
As he continues to get better, Noah has requested for folks to ship him stickers and playing cards. His mom stated Noah enjoys taking part in with stickers and crafting from his hospital mattress.
“He’s gotten 5 playing cards, however nurses gave him [stickers] and now he has a pair thousand,” Schneider advised “Good Morning America.” “He loves getting them. He asks virtually daily, ‘Did I get a bundle?'”
“He would not let something get him down,” she added. “He was sedated and nonetheless giving folks a thumbs up.”
Those who’re involved in serving to Noah construct out his sticker assortment or wish to ship him a card of encouragement can ship them to:
Sutter Medical Center
ATTN: Noah and Haley Schneider
2825 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, California 95816