Juliet Daly was a normal, healthy 12-year-old girl, but she did not have the same reaction to COVID-19 as other children her age.
Three weeks ago, Juliet’s “stomach would not stop hurting.”
“I died for two minutes,” she told Good Morning America. “I didn’t want to move. I didn’t want to live. I wanted for it all to stop.”
The symptoms got so bad, her mother rushed her to the hospital.
When doctors examined Juliet, they discovered the pre-teen not only tested positive for Coronavirus, but she also has an undetected heart condition which caused her heart failure.
She was airlifted to Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA.
Upon arrival, doctors put her on a ventilator. While they were sticking the tube down her throat, Juliet’s heart stopped.
Her mom described that frightening moment as, “They had to do two minutes of CPR on her. At that point, my whole world just crumbled.”
Thankfully, they were able to get her heart started again, and she spent the next four days in the ICU on the ventilator.
Juliet is now home, recuperating.
Doctors are investigating the girl’s health issues. They believe Coronavirus might have caused inflammation of her heart, causing her to go into cardiac arrest.
Doctors told the GMA that the virus affects children differently than adults.
Since COVID-19 is only few months old, they are learning new things about it every day.
I hope they learn a little more before they send kids back to school.
Now that you know that kids can die from Coronavirus, do you think that they should resume classes before the school year is out?