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Central Texas Child Fights RSV and Pneumonia at San Antonio Hospital

SAN ANTONIO, TexasKWTX)- A family from Central Texas is currently in the hospital with their two-month-old baby, who is battling two very serious illnesses.

“We want to bring him home. We want his sister to have her brother. We want a normal life again,” said Coy’s mom, Margaret Martin.

Coy is currently battling RSV or respiratory syncytial virus and pneumonia at San Antonio Hospital.

When his parents found out he was ill, they moved from Marlin to Kingsland where Koya’s grandparents could help him with his daily life.

“By the time we left the house and got to the doctor, he was on the way,” Martin said, recounting the story of Coy’s diagnosis.

They took Coy to Baylor Scott and White at Marble Falls, where he was transferred to Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin.

“They did some tests on him and I think we were there for 15 minutes and they said, ‘We’re going to call an ambulance and take you to Dell Kindergarten in Austin,'” Martin said, looking back at Father Coy. , Ryan Baty.

His parents were pleased with the care Coy received until they found out that a staffing shortage would lead to another transfer.

This is due to the fact that Koya’s ECMO apparatus must be under constant supervision.

ECMO machine in the healthcare system of the Marshfield Clinic.

“They discussed whether to take us to Dallas, and said:“ No, we will go to San Antonio, ”Martin said.

Now San Antonio Children’s Hospital says that Koi’s health is changing daily.

All this takes place a year after the loss of their first son, shortly after the birth.

“We cannot imagine the loss of two children. Coy is named after the brother he lost,” Martin said.

According to Texas Health and Human Services, cases of RSV have increased among the elderly, but are still widespread among young children and infants.

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