A brave six-year-old with cystic fibroses has recovered from coronavirus after contracting the virus last month.
Joseph Bostin, of Clarkville, Tennessee, proclaimed his victory to a camera while wearing a cheeky grin, telling people: “I’m a cystic fibrosis warrior and I beat COVID-19!”
As per reports, Joseph contracted coronavirus last month. Due to his existing medical conditions, mom Sabrina had every right to fear serious issues. Fortunately, however, the youngster was able to pull through.
Joseph’s condition, cystic fibrosis, is a genetic one that affects his organs, including his lungs. The condition can produce a thick mucus substance in sufferers, thus clogging their lungs and making it difficult to breathe.
Given that COVID-19 can take a serious toll on a victim’s respiratory system, Joseph sits in the risk-group. His mom posted regular updates to followers when the six-year-old fell ill with the virus, documenting symptoms including fever and a bad cough.
Now, in a turn of good news, Joseph’s condition seems to have markedly improved. His fever began to subside and, on March 27, Sabrina posted a positive update:
“He actually woke up fever free and had a better night’s sleep last night and we did too! Coughing and headache this morning but he is smiling, eating and happy!”
Then, on March 29, Sabrina wrote: “The energy has made its way back and the cough is beginning to subside! Our little Ninja is coming back from this virus!”
Fast forward to March 31 and Joseph appears to have made a full recovery. Sabrina took to social media to herald the return of a normal routine.
She wrote: “I just want to say I think we are back to somewhat of a normal routine for Joseph and our household! Joseph is doing great! We still have a small cough and some minor stomach issues but overall we have a happy, hungry, active young man that feels 95% better!
We will continue our quarantine here at home taking all the same precautions as we were even when our quarantine is up! I will continue to keep Joseph out of arms way from the public for a time so I know that he will remain healthy! [sic]“
Way to go, Joseph! We’re so happy you’ve come through the worst of it despite the odds.
We think this brave six-year-old deserves praise for beating coronavirus given the obvious obstacles he faces anyway.
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