Schoolgirl (11) Madison Carey struggled for her life after she fell into a post-pregnancy situation due to which she turned yellow.
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Kerry went on holiday a month after she tested positive, and doctors described the situation as “very dangerous” for a seriously ill girl in the English town of Tamworth near Birmingham, Sun said. .
Her parents have made a statement regarding a rare but serious inflammatory disease that can occur weeks after a miscarriage.
Parents told Birmingham Live that Madison had never been fully recovered after getting a covid in June, and often after suffering from fatigue and high fever.
When she and her family visited Madame Tussauds in London in July, Madison said she felt shocked and that her health began to deteriorate.
“She was walking like she was drunk. Suddenly she was yellow and she was very lethargic,” the mother said. The family wanted to leave the museum as soon as possible, before the girl fell down the stairs. Confused by her symptoms, her parents assumed Madison was “hungry or thirsty, but could not eat or drink.”
Shortly afterwards, she fell at the subway station, so her parents took her to the nearest hospital. Doctors determined it was a pediatric multi-systemic inflammatory syndrome (PIMS).
PIMS triggers the immune system, which fights the virus, but then gives too strong a reaction that affects other parts of the body. When this happens, it is necessary for children to receive emergency medical care. If left untreated, PIMS can cause tissue damage, vital organ dysfunction and potentially death.
Madison was transferred to the Royal Brompton Hospital, where she was treated by cardiologists and pulmonologists.
Elizabeth’s mother described the horrific moments when Madison struggled for her life because her blood pressure “dropped completely.”
“There was no pulse, and her heart was slow. Seconds separated her from a heart attack,” Elizabeth described.
Then, the doctors injected her with adrenaline and medicine, before putting her in an artificial coma. Madison was later transferred to Hartlands Hospital in Birmingham, before being sent home.
Elizabeth said the girl is much better now, but will have to monitor her heart condition for the next five years. The pediatric department at King’s College London says PIMS is a “very rare syndrome” that occurs in less than 0.5 per cent of children who have or have had covid.
PIMS is characterized by rash, fatigue, weakness, swelling of the thyroid gland, red eyes, muscle aches, red and chapped lips, peeling skin on the palms and soles of the feet, diarrhea and vomiting, abdominal pain and cramps.