A North Carolina teen was left struggling to walk after coming down with an illness brought on by coronavirus, according to a report.
Cooper Hudson, 15, of Stanly County was healthy and active until about two weeks ago when he started experiencing strange symptoms, news station WSOC reported.
“When he got up, he was so dizzy he could barely walk and it was awful,” his mom, Melanie Hudson, told the outlet.
When his health took a turn for the worse, he was admitted to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, where he tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies.
Doctors there diagnosed him with a virus-related condition known as Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children or MIS-C.
The condition attacks kids’ organs about two weeks after they contracted the virus.
“I mean, we knew it was serious, but we didn’t know how serious it was in those first few days,” Cooper’s dad, Matt Hudson, told the outlet.
In Cooper’s case, the syndrome impacted his liver