An toddler boy born prematurely final month in Pendleton died the identical day he examined constructive for COVID-19, making him Oregon’s youngest sufferer of the lethal coronavirus.David James Wadley Jr. is the primary Oregon youngster age 9 or youthful to die of COVID-19. His loss of life was one among six coronavirus fatalities reported Thursday.Ashley Wadley, his mom, was 31 weeks pregnant when she examined constructive for COVID-19 about Jan. 11 or 12. She instructed The Oregonian/OregonDwell she first misplaced her sense of style and scent — and that she was bedridden with a excessive fever in the future later.Doctors instructed Wadley over the telephone that she had “no probability” of passing COVID-19 to the infant, as she recollects it.Wadley, a 29-year-old Athena resident, stayed house, took Tylenol and drank fluids as she waited to check unfavorable so she may see a health care provider in individual. But on Jan. 14 — two or three days after she examined constructive — her unborn son immediately stopped shifting in her stomach.“That’s how I knew one thing was incorrect,” she mentioned. “Before I obtained sick, he was nonstop shifting.”She tried to get him to maneuver once more — by rocking forwards and backwards, for instance, and ingesting one thing candy — however went to the hospital Jan. 15 as a result of her son nonetheless wasn’t shifting.Her son was born that evening by an emergency cesarean part. He weighed three kilos, 15 ounces, and was instantly flown to the Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington.Wadley stayed behind at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton.At first, the toddler boy needed to be intubated, however medical doctors took the tubes out after he was capable of breathe on his personal and instructed Wadley her son was doing a lot better, she mentioned.“He was spunky,” Wadley mentioned. “He was doing nice.”But her son’s situation had quickly deteriorated by the following evening. Wadley mentioned he had developed two mind bleeds, which had been inflicting seizures, and that his lungs had been cloudy.He died Jan. 17, moments after his COVID-19 take a look at got here again constructive.Children are much less seemingly than adults to develop extreme instances of the virus, state epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger mentioned in an announcement, and toddler deaths from COVID-19 are “extraordinarily uncommon.”After giving delivery, Wadley was by no means once more capable of see her son alive.“I had COVID so that they wouldn’t let me round him,” she mentioned.The toddler boy had undisclosed, underlying well being situations, in accordance with the Oregon Health Authority. Wadley mentioned she was unaware of any well being issues her son could have had, except for his untimely delivery.“I did each take a look at to ensure he was 100% wholesome, no defects, no nothing,” she mentioned.– Jaimie [email protected]; 503-221-4395; @j_dingdingding