By Leo Stallworth / ABC7
The family of a Southern California child who became seriously ill from complications linked to COVID-19 are sharing their story after their quick actions may have saved their young son’s life, and they hope to raise awareness to other parents about what to do if their child becomes sick.
Eight-year-old Anthony Rodriguez spent more than a week at Loma Linda Medical Center fighting for his life.
His frantic parents were perplexed because they both recovered from being stricken with COVID-19 and even though they say Anthony tested positive for the virus, they thought he had recovered from mild symptoms of the disease. That is until he came down with a stubborn fever soon after.