Tulsa Mother Said 20-Month-Old Son Tests Positive For COVID-19

Tuesday, July 14th 2020, 9:29 pm
By: Austin Hernandez

TULSA, Okla. -

One Tulsa mom said when her 20-month-old son had been diagnosed with COVID-19, she and her husband couldn't believe what they were hearing.

They want Tulsans to know that anyone can contract the virus, regardless of age.

When Sally Ramirez and David Waldron noticed their son ben acting lethargic last week, they put him to bed with a bottle assuming it was due to the recent heat. She said 30 minutes later, her son Ben started coughing up blood and had a fever of 103 degrees. That's when they both sprang into action.

They took their son to Hillcrest Medical Center, where doctors spent 6 hours running various test such as swab and chest x-rays.

Despite Ramirez and Waldron being extremely careful when it comes to wearing masks, gloves and sanitizing, Ben still tested positive for COVID-19.

Ramirez's message is simple: wear a mask.

"Lives are at stake and if we're not wearing masks, we're not taking care of each other. It's not a political issue, it's a safety issue. We should all be wearing masks" said Ramirez.

Ben is back home and feeling much better. Ramirez said he's running and laughing, reminding them of the old Ben.