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Abilene boy, 11, beats ‘rare but serious’ complication associated with COVID-19



An Abilene boy is heading home after beating a “rare but serious” complication associated with the coronavirus.

“I feel like God really just gave us a miracle. He was so, so sick when we first got here,” said Angie Abbott, Cason’s mother.

Cason Abbott, 11, was diagnosed with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children — or MIS-C — last week.

Tuesday afternoon, he was released from Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.

However, the 5th grader still has a long road to recovery.

“He will be on medication at home which includes daily shots,” said Angie.

Cason will travel back to Cook Children’s for weekly visits with his team of doctors for the time being.

“He’s lost a lot of weight and he looks real frail, but he has his color back in his face and his face, hands, and feet aren’t swollen,” said Angie.

Angie told KTXS that Cason won’t be back to full speed for another three months.

“He’s looking forward to fishing and riding his dirt bike,” said Angie.

After eight days in the hospital, Cason is ready to be home and is slowly starting to act like himself.

“He even was cracking a couple of jokes earlier about what he could do to aggravate me,” said Angie. “I was like I know he’s back to feeling good if he’s wondering what he can do to aggravate me.”

Angie said the first thing Cason wanted to do after getting out of the hospital was drink a Dr. Pepper.