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HYO STONE, Texas (KTRK) – As the delta COVID-19 variant spreads rapidly, the respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV, is also growing in our region.

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The Texas Children’s Hospital told ABC13 that it had seen more than 1,000 cases of RSV in the past three months, which is not typical for this time of year.

The Castillo family is one of the local families who came in close contact with the virus earlier this month.

“She was OK. We played, we did our usual routine. It was bath time, I noticed when we put him to sleep. “The body is suffering from increasing pain,” said Maggie Castillo.

Minutes later, Castillo’s 20-month-old son Christian had a seizure. He had another seizure in an ambulance on the way to the hospital. He was discharged from the hospital after being monitored and later diagnosed with an ear infection. Castillo’s motherly instincts told him that something else was happening.

“I told my husband, I said. Wait: “My parents lived there with the same symptoms as my son,” said Castillo.

Christian had a positive RSV test. After four days in the hospital, he was sent to the ICU, where he was diagnosed with pneumonia. Castillo said these were the worst moments of motherhood.

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“I remember looking at him from above and saying, “Castillo said.

Christian և his twin brother Oliver, who was also diagnosed with RSV, is now healthy. Oliver was able to be treated at home.

Castillo wants other parents to be aware that the virus is circulating, encouraging them to act as soon as they see symptoms.

“Visit them with a doctor and ask for that test,” he said.

Castillo said he was not thankful his boys were healthy again.

“I am just happy to have my children back. I am that. It was a very scary moment. “We overcame it by the grace of God,” he said.

According to the CDC, typical symptoms of RSV include runny nose, loss of appetite, cough, sneezing, fever, and wheezing.

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