When a baby shows signs of being unwell, it’s always cause for concern. Their little bodies and fragile immune systems aren’t always strong enough to fight diseases. And the risk of infection often makes infants even more vulnerable.
So when parents Alex Dempsey and Gabriel Schultz became worried about their son’s health, they wasted no time. On Saturday June 30, 2018, the couple had just collected four-month-old Killy from daycare when he showed signs of a rash and a fever. The quick-thinking couple administered Tylenol in an attempt to bring his temperature down, but their efforts were unsuccessful.
Dempsey and Schultz – from Chesterfield, Virginia – then took their baby home in the hope that he would return to a more normal temperature. They assumed the hot weather had played a part in his symptoms, although the couple still kept a close eye on his condition. In an interview with WTVR-TV, Dempsey recalled the day when her world turned up-side-down.