Fear of COVID-19 kept one family away from seeking medical care, and their son was gravely ill when they got to CHOP.
A delay in care due to concerns over COVID-19 exposure put Pihu at risk for serious complications from a burst appendix. Once at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she and her family were comforted by the hospital’s safety precautions and their care team’s competence and compassion.
Antonio Santos first had pain in his leg, then it became swollen. His parents took him to see a doctor, and soon after there was a diagnosis: Ewing sarcoma, a bone tumor.