This young mom’s heart breaks as her little boy asks her if he is going to die after contracting the coronavirus.
Lauren Fullbrook, has a five-year-old son, along with a daughter. Everything was fine and normal until her son started acting weird after a swim class, and then things went downhill fast.
Alfie went to a swim class last week. After coming home, he started to sound different. Lauren thought it was from swallowing too much chlorine. However, he soon got a horrible cough and his fever kept increasing. She kept him home from school that next day, but his fever only got worse.
He lost all his energy and wasn’t eating or drinking. He could barely move or do anything. So, she called the ambulance; however, the hospital was too busy dealing with the coronavirus, so they wouldn’t admit him.
Later that night he began vomiting and hallucinating. He said he felt like his head was about to explode. Thankfully, the ambulance came back and he was finally admitted.
Since then, he has been in the hospital and is slowly improving. From the hospital bed, Alfie worriedly asked his mother, “Am I going to die?” This broke Lauren’s heart.
After that horrible experience, she decided something had to be done. She shared her experience with Alfie on Facebook in a long post, warning people to take this pandemic seriously.
She says, “Coronavirus is NOT a joke. Please stop brushing it under the carpet and putting not only your own lives at risk but everyone else’s just because you want to go to the pub, or to a restaurant or think you need 7 packs of 24 toilet rolls. As a Covid-19 positive household, I’ve seen the effects it has.”
Lauren wanted to remind people that anyone can get this horrible coronavirus. Kids are not immune like people think.
She simply just wants people to take this seriously, so it can be over and done with soon. She continues, “So please, just stay in for a little while. So what if you can’t do all your normal things, the sooner everybody does social distancing, the sooner it will be over. I am not posting this for attention or sympathy, as I could have done that the day he got sick, I just want people to stay safe. Please think of your health and others.”
Her post went viral and received many shares and comments. Later, she updated her post to say thank you for the support. She states, “I didn’t want to upset any people with my post just want people to understand how important it is to self isolate where possible, and to follow social distancing.”
Hearing her little boy ask her if he was going to die from having the coronavirus was one of the worst experiences of her life. Please, stay home where possible, so no other child has to go through this terrible experience either.