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Nov 18, 2020
We decided to start a caringbridge site to keep our family and friends update. Our hope is that Hudson will improve quickly and we won't need this site long!
Hudson started to not feel well late on Monday, October 26th so we isolated him to his room just to be safe and on Tuesday started running a fever of 103 (our family started quarantine at that point). He had a Covid test on Wednesday, October 28th and continued to run a fever all week of 103-105. By Thursday he started having severe body aches, joint pain and his neck was very swollen due to inflamed lymph node, he was miserable and becoming more lethargic. Friday, October 30th I took him into the Covid urgent care and he was tested for strep throat and influenza, both were negative. They felt he had mono and he was started on prednisone and nausea meds and we were sent home. Friday night he started to have sever night sweats and Saturday he was still absolutely miserable and not able to walk without help and was starting to have times he was blacking out and could not see.
Saturday afternoon we finally got the call that his Covid test was positive. Sunday morning (November 1) he was blacking out and not able to walk or even talk much so I took him to the ER in Willmar and his blood pressure was 73/35 and his labs showed he was in kidney and liver failure so they transferred him to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. I was not allowed to ride with him in the ambulance but Joel drove me to Childrens and we arrived shortly after the ambulance.
I entered the ER at Children's and was immediately escorted back to the trauma bay and although I have a medical background and was an EMT, I was not prepared for seeing 10 people surrounding Hudson and working on him. The doctor met with me immediately and explained that Hudson's body was in shock and although he had received IV fluids for the past several hours in Willmar, he was not maintaining his blood pressure and they were moving him up to the Pediatric ICU. Once in the PICU they place an arterial and central line and began giving him medication for his blood pressure.
They believe Hudson has MIS-C which is a rare complication from Covid-19. MIS-C stands for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, and I will try to insert information about it. Since in the PICU they have been working to stabilize his blood pressure and reduce the inflammation in his body. We are thankful that at this point he is NOT having problems breathing. Thank you all for your prayers and support!