CHICAGO (CBS) — A mysterious illness in children linked to the coronavirus has already sickened dozens of children in six states, including Illinois.
It’s now being blamed for the deaths of three children in New York. But a suburban mom, whose son became seriously ill, said her son had the same symptoms.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Colder And Blustery Sunday Night
“It hit so quick. It was like one minute he was fine and the next minute, it’s like he woke up with this weird, strange fever.”
Sara Garcia said her son Nolan’s health went downhill fast earlier this month. At one point, his fever almost reached 105 degrees. Doctors told her Nolan’s coronary arteries were enlarged.READ MORE: 5 Killed, 19 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
Hours later, Nolan tested positive for COVID-19. He is one of more than 130 reported cases of pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome in the U.S.
In many cases, children did not have respiratory issues. Instead experiencing abdominal symptoms, change in skin color or chest pain.MORE NEWS: Celebrating Black History Makers: Terrance Wallace Has Brought 10 At-Risk Boys To Live Together In Barrington Hills For A New Life
Kids can get sick quickly with this illness, so if you notice any symptoms, the hospital is your best resource to help them get better.