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Covid-19 & MIS-C

Today worldwide there have been more than 5 million cases of Covid-19. That is a lot. To add insult to injury there is now a illness affecting children called MIS-C that is making little ones sick and is potentially more fatal to them than Covid-19 itself.  I don’t want to have too lengthy a post about this because it has been the topic of the world for what feels like forever some days.

 Signs of COVID-19 in children are generally mild and may even mimic a cold for some children. Now that is not to say that children can’t or won’t get more critically ill but these are most common:

  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

As said before, children generally recover from COVID-19, However there is now an illness that seems to “follow-up” mostly after a child has been infected with Covid. This illness is called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children or MIS-C for short.  MIS-C appears to develop two to six weeks after infection with Covid-19 or exposure to Covid and affects children mostly from ages 2-21. Complications from MIS-C can include organ damage including heart damage that is irreversible.

Symptoms of MIS-C include the following (remember not all children would have the same symptoms):

  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Neck pain
  • Rash
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Feeling extra tired

 Now I have never and will never use my writing to invoke fear because first off, the media is doing that already and secondly, it’s a crap thing to do. I will however use my writing to help anyone I can by informing them, If I can help even one person with this blog I will be thankful.

Stay safe friends and remember that like many pandemics before this one it will end.

Cheers

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Something Beautiful during a challenging time.

In the midst of dealing with social distancing, being isolated from family that I would see at least once a week, trying to figure out what the hell is up with this “new- not so new math” and what is going on with the “do not enter” stickers on the store floors… I had my last baby.

Yep had a baby just like so many other strong woman that I know are doing the same during this scary time. I feel for these women because even though I did the same thing there are women who are having their first child and can’t have their mom’s there or even in some areas are forced to give birth alone. no spouse. no support person (except a nurse). Just them and the doctors trying to do something they’ve never done before.

And that experience and view of strength led me to here.

Seeing other women endure sharing the memory of one of the happiest and scariest moments of their lives with the constrictions of a monster like virus, showed me to work through my fears of wanting to write a blog and hopefully help women in all stages of motherhood feel less alone during these times and feel a part of a village in happier times.

Here’s to being a mommy, mom, mother, mum, mama or mumzie in all fashions.

cheers.