Toddler Suffers A Stroke Triggered By COVID-19: Doctors in Missouri said a 3-year-old boy experienced a stroke after he tested positive for Covid-19, in what they called a possible example of the neurological effects associated with the coronavirus pandemic.
The toddler, Colt Parris, was recuperating on Thursday at the University of Missouri’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, after surgery to address a brain clot, NBC affiliate KSN-TV reported. He is expected to make a full recovery, doctors told the outlet.
Dr. Camilo Gomez, a neurologist at the hospital, said that doctors were examining the extent of the link between Covid-19 and neurological problems.
“The Covid diagnosis is important because we think the reason why (patients) with Covid, including the child, have strokes and a variety of other problems is that they have propensity to form clots,” Gomez told the station.
Researchers since the start of the pandemic have looked at a possible association between the coronavirus and blood clots, including those affecting a patient’s brain.
A study of 214 patients early this year in Wuhan, China, found more than a third had neurological manifestations of the disease, including loss of consciousness and stroke.
U.S. doctors have also documented and studied blood clots and strokes among Covid-19 patients.
How To Visit A Friend In The Hospital
You’ve just found out a family member or friend is in the hospital, and you want to show you’re thinking about them.
What would help the most? A thoughtful card? Or maybe something to help them pass the time?
We asked CaringBridge families – the true experts – how to support a loved one in the hospital. Here’s what they said:
Ask Before Visiting: While many people appreciate visits, it’s not always possible due to hospital rules or how the patient is feeling.
And due to COVID-19, there are additional restrictions on visitors. Call ahead to find out if your friend can have visitors, and if they feel well enough to see you.
“I usually make it a practice to not visit someone in hospital, as I do not want visitors (other than immediate family) when I am there.”
“In the local hospital [our daughter] had lots of visits, but after she was moved (about an hour away) she didn’t get as many visits – the visits were great for her (wish she had more), but even better for us because we got to take a little break. We did end up doing some FaceTime and Skype with a few people for he