Eight-month-old baby dies of new coronavirus syndrome PIMS-TS

An eight-month-old baby boy has died after contracting the new childhood inflammatory syndrome linked to Covid-19 Alexander Parsons is believed to be the youngest victim of the Kawasaki disease-like illness, which causes the heart to swell. “And more parents will be in the same unimaginable position unless the Government starts to listen to the advice of scientists and stops gambling with people’s lives. “The doctors and nurses who fought to save Alex were incredible – but if they’d known more about the Covid-Kawasaki link, they possibly could have done more.” Baby's Alex's first symptoms were a pinprick rash that looked like sunburn, a high temperature and swollen lymph nodes. He later developed severe sickness and his hands and soles of his feet turned red. When he began vomiting we called back.” Alex was admitted to the Derriford Hospital in Plymouth on April 6 and diagnosed with Kawasaki disease the next day. A heart scan found multiple coronary aneurysms, enlarged arteries and fluid. He was floppy in my arms.” “Half the time they were trying to bring him back I stayed in a corner of the room as I didn’t want him to think I’d left him,” Kathryn said. “It’s a two-and-a-half hour journey from the children’s hospital to home and only one of us could be with him at the time because of the virus,” said gas engineer Jon, 30. I couldn’t hear what she was saying so a nurse took the phone and explained Alex had had a cardiac arrest.” Devon and Cornwall Police blue-lighted Jon to Bristol. I hugged them.” Kathryn and Jon are now waiting for the postmortem report and preparing a funeral for their only child. “I want A Thousand Years by Christina Perri to be played as I sang that to Alex a lot,” Kathryn said. “The Government needs to explore the link between Covid and Kawasaki and get the information out there instead of keeping it quiet.