(Meredith) -- A 7-month-old boy in South Carolina has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the infant's family.
Courtney Doster said she immediately knew something was wrong when her youngest son, Emmett, woke up from a nap feeling warm on Monday, March 16.
The infant’s 55-year-old grandmother also tested positive for COVID-19 days earlier. Knowing that, Emmett's parents rushed him to an urgent care center in Elgin.
On Tuesday, it was confirmed: Emmett tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Doster said at one point, his temperature hit 104 degrees and she took him to Prisma Health Children’s Hospital. He was also diagnosed with pneumonia.
"It's really sad to watch him," Doster told WACH-TV. "He was poked so many times in less than 24 hours."
The infant is now recovering at home.
“He’s still coughing, you can tell he doesn’t feel great," Doster told The State newspaper. "But he does feel better because he doesn’t have a fever. We’re just kind of keeping a close eye on him, you know, monitoring his temperature and everything.”
The infant's family must quarantine until April 1, as part of a legal contract with South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Doster said her other two children, ages 2 and 4, have not shown any symptoms of the virus.
The mom also created a Facebook post about Emmett's recent diagnosis to let people know how the coronavirus can affect children.
"COVID-19 isn't a joke," she wrote. "Please read and learn facts....the CDC among other medical sites have tons of info!"