Sudbury parents urge others to be cautious after baby hospitalized with RSV – CBC

‘It’s just one of those things that you truly never think will happen to you,’ says mother Jessie Gilroy

Dec 06, 2022

When Jessie and Justin Gilroy welcomed their baby boy Rhett three months ago, they never imagined they’d be back in the hospital two months later, watching him struggle to breathe.

The Gilroys said they experienced their worst nightmare last month, when Rhett spent a week hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

RSV is one of the illnesses that’s contributing to a strain on children’s hospitals in Ontario. The so-called triple threat of RSV, COVID and influenza is making many people sick, with children hit particularly hard.

Prior to Rhett’s illness, Justin said he had never heard of RSV. As an early childhood educator, Jessie knew about the virus, but had never experienced it “to that extreme.”

“It’s just one of those things that you truly never think will happen to you,” she said.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/sudbury-gilroy-family-rsv-hospital-1.6674834

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