A six-year-old Tennessee boy recovered from the novel coronavirus while suffering from cystic fibrosis,
Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease, which causes the body to produce thick and sticky mucus that can clog the lungs and obstruct the pancreas.
In the case of Joseph Bostrain, his condition coupled with COVID-19 makes for a deadly combination as the latter is known to be dangerous to those with underlying health conditions.
Joseph’s mother, Sabrina Bostrain posted a video showing the boy with a wide smile as he says, “Thank you for all the cards and the prayers and the gifts. I’m a cystic fibrosis warrior, and I beat COVID-19.”
She posted about Joseph’s coronavirus diagnosis on March 19, and said that his early symptoms included fever, cough and fatigue.
She wrote, “Okay so I got the confirmed call from Vanderbilt today that Joseph is positive for COVID19! He has had fever and cough and is tired! He is immune compromised from his Cystic Fibrosis! Just say some prayers! The Health Department has already called and we r on a two week quarantine!”
“I was told bc I am immune compromised that I didn’t need to have direct contact with Joseph! We have wonderful care providers and most importantly we have a MIGHTY GOD!! Stay well and wash and sanitize and please if u are sick stay home and away from elderly and those who u know are immune compromised!!”
All throughout Joseph’s two-week isolation, his mother provided regular updates about his condition.
On March 26, she posted, “Joseph had a rough evening last night. We wound up with fever that is controlled by Tylenol and coughed miserably all night long and found no comfort!’ she wrote. ‘Today he will spend his day doing nothing but totally resting! He is still smiling and in great spirits.”
And on April 1, she posted the good news with the caption “Today Joseph can tell you how he is doing himself!”