Kevin Baynes, Jr, a 7-year-old from Virginia, has reportedly passed away due to symptoms of the flu and strep. WWBT claims that Baynes was sent home from his school after throwing up last Friday. Baynes felt fatigue and nausea.
The following morning, Baynes was taken to the ER, where he was prescribed medications. Which medications Baynes took remains unknown. Baynes continued the rest of his Saturday following the ER visit and medications suffering from a loss of appetite and continued fatigue. Baynes sister attempted to wake him on Sunday morning, however, he was unresponsive.
Whether or not Baynes had been given a flu shot prior has also not been disclosed in the initial reports. As well, how much of a role the strep played in his passing as opposed to the flu. Additionally, which medications was Baynes given? Typically, children are given Tamiflu prescription when leaving an ER. As it stands, most of the essential details are not disclosed in the matter.
Our condolences to the family.