13-year-old with COVID suffers cardiac arrest
A 13-year-old San Antonio girl with COVID-19 is on life support in Houston after suffering cardiac arrest.
Alina Valenzuela seemed as active and healthy as ever. Always involved in some sport until seemingly out of nowhere, Alina struggled to breathe. She started having her breathing problems and she came to my room and she told me my chest hurt, Leticia says. Minutes later, her 13 year old sister fainted. Alina tested positive for Covic at the emergency room near their home in the San Antonio area. The next day, she went into cardiac arrest. E get so overwhelmed with all the memories we've had, and I just think about all of all that we went through, and now I'm just I'm praying and how I have so much faith that she's gonna be healed. This is really, really overwhelming. But yes, we have all the faith in the doctors that they're gonna save Alina. Doctors decided Alina would need to be transferred to Houston, where specialists have now performed two surgeries and implanted a tiny heart pump. The doctors are doing everything they can tow, help strengthen our hearts so they can slowly take her off the echo and get her heart pumping by itself.