Despite the seriousness of her symptoms, Juliet rallied, and is now back home after recovering from the disease.
“I died and came back,” Juliet said.
Juliet fell ill at home in early April with stomach pains and vomiting.
Her radiologist mother Jennifer initially suspected appendicitis rather than Covid-19, because Juliet was not exhibiting the most common symptoms of a fever, dry cough or breathing difficulties.
Jennifer rushed Juliet to hospital after noticing that the youngster’s lips has begun to turn blue, with Juliet later testing positive for Covid-19.
Juliet quickly ended up in the emergency room of the local hospital. There, she had a heart attack, underwent CPR, and was eventually airlifted to Ochsner Medical Center.
“She’s the sweetest girl. She’s the sweetest girl in the whole world. And she does not deserve this. And I was praying to God … just please, please help, please help me,” said Jennifer
Jennifer Daly was thinking about all the parts of life that still lay ahead for her 12-year-old and whether she’d ever experience them: Would she get to fall in love? Would she get the chance to get married and have her own children?
Dr. Jake Kleinmahon was one of the doctors who was there to meet her and care for her over the next 10 days
“Juliet came in as one of the sickest children we’ve taken care of with COVID-19,” said Kleinmahon.
The top chamber of her heart was not working correctly with the bottom chamber, and she was developing “multisystem organ failure,” he said.
Kleinmahon said children with coronavirus infections often have different symptoms than adults, such as the abdominal problems Juliet had, or rashes in other cases.
Juliet was on a ventilator for four days, during which she was sedated and then was eventually able to breathe on her own. She was discharged on April 15. nytimes reported .
Kleinmahon expects she’ll have a “totally normal life.”
Juliet doesn’t remember those four days on a ventilator — days Jennifer will never forget.
“All she remembers is daddy telling her she’s going to go to sleep. ‘They’re going to put a tube down your throat. You’re gonna go on a helicopter ride. You’re gonna wake up in a new hospital and mommy will be there’” said Jennifer.