PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) –
Doctors confirm an Oregon boy, 5, has died from the H1N1 virus. His family says he collapsed on Christmas Day, and died just days later.
Calandra Burgess says all three of her kids got their flu shots this November, so she was surprised when her youngest son, Ronan, got sick.
\”He felt really hot, and we checked his temperature, and it said it was 104.7,\” said Burgess. \”He had that barking seal cough you\’d associate with croup.\”
And that\’s what Burgess says her pediatrician in Eugene thought was wrong, Ronan had a bad case of croup. Only, when he didn\’t get any better, she rushed him to the local emergency room on Christmas Eve.
\”They took an X-ray of his soft tissue, and noticed his airway was a little collapsed. But they said it was nothing too disconcerting and they sent me home,\” said Burgess.
Then, in a matter of hours, Burgess says everything changed.
\”My son collapsed on the floor, and turned blue.