A Cochrane family is fighting what will likely be the hardest battle they will ever face.
Four-year-Xavier Ferguson has been in the hospital since April 1. He is currently fighting Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.
He requires a chest tube to help him breathe, he is on multiple pain medications and is receiving around-the-clock care at the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary.
According to his mom, Lauren, the typically active boy became ill with MIS-C after having COVID-19 last month.
Ferguson says "Some people are lucky and they get off with it being mild, but it's not just a cold. I would wish COVID on nobody, absolutely nobody, because you don't know how your body is going to react to that virus and I think it's so important that we stop all of the false information that's being put out there."
There has been an outpouring of support for Xavier in our community since family-friend Steph O'Gara took to social media over the weekend with the following Facebook post.
CochraneNow's Lauren Meister had the chance to chat with Xavier's mom, Lauren Ferguson. You can listen to the full interview below.