A 10-year-old boy with COVID dies after his mother is given the choice between amputating his limbs and ‘letting him go.’A 10-year-old boy died on Wednesday after a two-week battle with COVID-19 and complications from the virus.Zyrin Foots, a 10-year-old Texas boy, developed Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome after contracting COVID-19 (MIS-C). As a result of his heart’s inability to pump blood, Foots developed gangrene in his legs, which is a rare illness that causes inflammation in children’s organs, including the heart. Gangrene causes bodily tissue to die and can be fatal if left untreated, and treatment can result in the loss of a body part.
Ashley Engmann, Foots’ aunt, told KTRK-TV that doctors gave her sister, Foots’ mother, a choice. His limbs and legs could be amputated, giving him a 25% chance of survival. Engmann stated that the 10-year-old had “no chance of living” if the amputation was not performed. Foots’ mother, according to Engmann, made the difficult decision to “let him go” because she thought it was the most “humane and kind thing she could do for her child.”
The 10-year-old child was placed on life support on September 30th, according to a GoFundMe campaign Engmann set up to help with funeral expenses.
Although COVID-19 is thought to affect older people more than children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reminded parents that their children are still at risk, especially if they have comorbidities.
In an emergency, use Vaccine authorizations are only valid for children aged 12 and up, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is thinking about approving them for children aged 5 to 11.While older people continue to be more susceptible to the virus than younger people, the American Academy of Pediatrics reports that child infections peaked in September. An estimated 1 million new cases were recorded in September, accounting for nearly one-sixth of all cases involving minors in the United States.
COVID deaths among children under the age of 12 account for less than 1% of all COVID cases since the pandemic began, according to the CDC. Vaccines for children under the age of 12 may become available in the coming weeks, and states have been advised to prepare for the additional vaccinations. The question is whether or not parents will go to the trouble of obtaining their child. The following is a shortened version of the information.
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