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After her ‘chickenpox’ turned out to be a reaction to Covid-19 that she didn’t know she had, a schoolgirl named Millie Denvers was left struggling for her life.
On the evening of Saturday, December 12, shortly after three other children in her class confirmed having chickenpox, Millie Denvers fell ill. Her mom said Millie had a few spots and appeared pale, to begin with, but soon after, with a temperature of 39.9 degrees, she started vomiting and burning up.
She is 6 years old. Her mom Elizabeth Denver is 36 years old and her dad Glen Denver is 40 years old.
She was sleepy until Monday and did not eat, but her temperature was normal.
She was still sick, moaning with agony at night. Mum Elizabeth Denver, said she became nervous that the spots she felt were not blistering with chickenpox and called her GP on Tuesday morning. She was then instructed to call an ambulance, and she was told to take little Millie to the hospital when a paramedic rang back, as the wait for an ambulance would belong.
At around noon, Millie was admitted to Worthing Hospital and moved to Southampton Hospital at around 9 pm on Tuesday, December 15, in an induced coma.
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For two days, she remained in a coma. Elizabeth and dad, Glen Denver were told by staff at Worthing hospital that Millie had a condition called Pims TS, a reaction to Covid-19 that she had to endure without symptoms a few weeks ago.
Her mom Elizabeth Denver said, “I was really freaking out.
“My mum is a nurse, and when I phoned her from the hospital to tell her what was happening she started crying, then I knew things were really serious.”
“Before they put her in the coma Glen asked if she could die, and the nurse said it wasn’t looking good but couldn’t actually say. We had no idea she had carried Covid.”
“Until she got sick on Saturday 12 she had been completely normal, and she’s a really active little girl. She had been going to school and doing everything she usually did. “All her symptoms were consistent with chickenpox, one of her sisters vomits whenever she has a temperature, but when the spots didn’t start blistering it worried me.”
“She was in so much pain in the car you couldn’t touch her. I had to carry her into the hospital and hold her up because she had gone all floppy.”
Initially, Elizabeth clarified that workers at Worthing Hospital could not make sense of Millie’s symptoms.
Shortly before they arrived at the hospital, her tongue had turned a thick white color, which is normally associated with a throat infection, but her throat was fine. Blood tests showed that Millie’s liver and kidneys were failing, and within a few hours of arriving, she was on liquids.
Her mom Elizabeth added, “At first they could see that she had an infection somewhere but they couldn’t work it out.
“They hadn’t seen this before. The Pims ts attacks all the organs and bone marrow, her kidneys were very damaged.”
“Only 5% of children who carry Covid get Pims ts. Her heart rate was really high and they said South Hampton hospital was coming to collect her, to put her to sleep to give her organs a rest and help her body recover, and transfer her there, that’s when I called Glen to come.”
“When they transferred her she was asleep, with tubes everywhere, and strapped to a trolley. My own heart was beating so fast and I felt sick, I couldn’t lose my little baby. I felt like I couldn’t breathe.
“I wasn’t allowed to travel in the ambulance with her because of Covid, I just couldn’t deal with it, I needed to be with her.”
Millie was home for Christmas, on Wednesday 23rd, and with the aid of physiotherapy, she recovered rapidly and completely.