Boy, 4, with inoperable brain cancer has chemo delayed after he and mom test positive for coronavirus – The Sun

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy in New York cannot get the chemotherapy he so desperately needs because he has tested positive for coronavirus.

Little Matteo Ferruzzi was rushed to hospital with Covid-19 symptoms but when doctors noticed he was starting to cross his eyes they discovered a brain tumor.

Matteo had two surgeries to ease the effects of the brain tumor, which is inoperable and malignant.

But Cohen Children's Hospital realized he urgently needed chemo.

Yet he cannot because he has coronavirus and chemo would be too dangerous. 

Things were made even worse because his mum tested positive for Covid-19 and so they cannot 

Now the pair are unable to be together because both are in isolation. 

Jennifer Ferruzzi told WISTV: "It was hard for me to be in the bedroom, so sick, and hearing him out there and not being able to tell him, ‘it's OK. Mommy's here’. 

"It's such a crazy time for the whole world. We are all in a crisis. The best time I can get a good cry in is when I am in the shower."

New York has so far been afflicted with more than 223,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 12,000 confirmed deaths.

Jennifer is now warning parents not to hold back on going to hospital if they think their child is severely ill because of the coronavirus emergency. 

She said: "If your child is showing symptoms or complaining about something, absolutely get them into their pediatrician right away, and even if it's nothing, it is better to be safe than sorry."

Ferruzzi’s pals and dad Anthony have started a GoFundMe page to raise $5,000 to help the family during this time.

As of Thursday evening the crowdfunding effort had raised $43,486.

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