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PICTURED: Mom shares photos of baby with coronavirus who ‘stopped breathing efficiently’ without other symptoms

A South Carolina woman shared heartbreaking photos on Facebook of her infant daughter who tested positive for coronavirus last week.

According to Ashley Hildebrand, infant Ellie didn’t have any symptoms of coronavirus aside from being “wheezy.” Then, on Friday morning, the baby screamed out for a few minutes and “stopped breathing efficiently.”

Hildebrand took the baby to the hospital where they ran a series of tests.

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“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,” Hildebrand wrote.

When the symptoms didn’t “add up” and the baby tested negative for SARS and the flu, Hildrebrand said Evelyn was given the COVID-19 test. It was positive.

Soooo… Ellie has tested positive for COVID 19. Me and Sean have to self quarantine for 2 weeks without her. Please keep our family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Posted by Ashley Hildebrand on Sunday, March 22, 2020

 

“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 and her husband are now in quarantine for a few weeks without their daughter. However, Hildebrand added that Ellie, referred to as a “Wild Child,” is getting stronger each day.

Ellie is getting better and stronger everyday. The picu nurses call her their “Wild Child”. Lol, wonder what parent she got that from…The ventilator is slowly getting turned down every day, and we are hopeful that it will be OUT sometime this weekend. Thank you again for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers!”

So daddy brought us some hats with bows so we can still look cute even with all these tubes and wires. We know Ellie…

Posted by Ashley Hildebrand on Saturday, March 21, 2020

 

As CrimeOnline previously reported, a 7-month-old baby boy also tested posted for coronavirus in Florida. Herine Baron, an ER nurse at Jackson North Medical Center in Miami-Dade County, who recently tested positive for the virus, is the mother of the infant.

“According to the doctors, they told me that for babies, they’re able to fight it off more better than an adult,” Baron said in a YouTube video. “My son is asymptomatic. He’s not showing any signs that I’ve been having.”

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[Feature Photo: Ellie/Facebook]