A Cochrane boy who spent nearly a month in hospital fighting a rare complication after having COVID-19 is once again back home. 

Xavier Ferguson was admitted to the Alberta Children's Hospital on April 1st after being diagnosed with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C).

He had COVID-19 in March but became very ill after recovering from the virus. 

His mother, Lauren Ferguson, sent CochraneNow an update saying the now five-year-old is home. 

"I wanted to let you know that on late Tuesday evening we got to come home!!!" He had his chest tube removed on Monday morning and PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) removed as well."

Ferguson goes on to say "He is doing well but gets out of breathe and tired quickly, but they (doctors) are optimistic by six months he will have a normal lung again. We are still on three weeks on antibiotics but happy he’s doing soooo well."