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An 11-year-old SCHOOLGIRL Madison Carey struggled for her life after contracting a rare Covid disease that turned her yellow.
Madison Carey, 11, tested positive for Covid-19 in June but did not fully recover, and while on holiday in London last month she collapsed and was diagnosed with PIMS-TS. #LongCovid https://t.co/txS1guOKK8
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Madison Carey collapsed on vacation a month after testing positive for Covid.
Her parents spoke about a rare but serious inflammatory condition that can occur weeks after contracting coronavirus.
Elizabeth and Simon told Birmingham Live that Madison never fully recovered from contracting Covid in June and suffered from recurring fatigue and high temperatures.
When the family visited Madame Tussauds in London in July, Madison said they were “a little insecure” and their health suddenly deteriorated at the tourist attraction.
Her mother said, “She was walking around like she was drunk; she was … turned yellow and was very lethargic.”
They tried to get through the attraction “as quickly as possible” before the ailing girl “collapsed on the stairs, so to speak”.
Confused by her symptoms, she and Simon initially assumed that Madison was “hungry or thirsty, but could neither eat nor drink”.
After it seemed to collect, they took their Hammersmith underground station, where it “collapsed” again.
The subway staff helpfully fetched her a chair and a glass of water before Simon called 999.
Unfortunately they were fobbed off with the service supposedly saying it wasn’t an emergency.
So the concerned couple took her to the nearest hospital in Charing Cross.
And Madison was lucky, because enlightened medical professionals there immediately recognized that she was suffering from either sepsis or pediatric multiple system inflammatory syndrome (PIMS).
RARE INFLAMMATIONAL STATE
PIMS is caused by the immune system, which fights the virus but then overreacts to affect other parts of the body.
In this case, it is important that children receive urgent medical attention.
If left untreated, the inflammation can lead to tissue damage, dysfunction of vital organs, or even death.
She was transported to The Royal Brompton to be treated by heart and lung specialists.
Elizabeth described the horrific moment when Madison was struggling for her life when “her blood pressure dropped completely, she had no pulse, and she had a low heart rate.
“She was seconds away from cardiac arrest”.
Doctors pumped her “some adrenaline and some kind of drug” before she fell into a coma.
Elizabeth praised Charing Cross Hospital for making the right decision to send her daughter to the Royal Brompton because “she would not be with us now”.
Simon has urged his co-parents to be aware of PIMS symptoms “because it is so rare and Covid is still widespread in Tamworth”.
He hopes to “save the life of another child”, especially since there are “many people who do not take Covid seriously”.
Simon says parents need to get their children to the hospital “as soon as possible” if they notice similar symptoms.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) says the main symptom of PIMS is high temperature that lasts for a few days.
The rare disease primarily affects “young people in adolescence, but children can also get PIMS,” it continues.
Other symptoms include: a rash; Fatigue and weakness; swollen neck glands; Red eyes; Muscle aches and pains; red and chapped lips; Peeling the skin on hands and feet; Headache; Diarrhea and vomiting; Stomach pain or cramps.
Madison was later transferred to Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham before being sent home.
A relieved Elizabeth said that while her girl is “at home and much better now,” she must continue to have her heart and valves monitored in the hospital for the next five years.
The Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health says PIMS is a “very rare syndrome” that “occurs in less than 0.5 percent of children who have or have had Covid-19”.
“Most children with this condition will not be seriously affected, but in a very few cases it can be severe.”