Less than a month after the diagnosis of Eastern equine encephalitis, Sophia Garabedian, 5, according to her GoFundMe page, has removed the nasogastric tube and she whispers a few words.
SUDBURY – The 5-year-old Sudbury girl, who was diagnosed with the disease of equine encephalitis earlier this month, was removed from the gastric tube and whispers a few words, according to her GoFundMe page.
"Sophia has been working very hard with her therapist and they are pleased with her progress," the site reported on Wednesday, adding that her feeding tube has been removed and she is gradually getting mobile.
According to a post on Sunday, Sophia Garabedian makes "slow and steady progress" and meets daily with neurologists and physiotherapists. She slowly regains her appetite and, according to the site, even whispers a few words, and her parents, Kirstin and Dave, were "at every turn" by her bed.
Last week Sophia was discharged from the Boston Children's Hospital's intensive care unit and underwent physical, labor and speech therapy treatment. Last Thursday, she had a pet therapy.
Sudbury's Sophia Garabedian, 5, is recovering from EEE.
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Sophia was the seventh and youngest person in the state to become infected with the mosquito-borne virus in Massachusetts this year. There are now nine confirmed cases in the state, after lab tests on Wednesday confirmed the recent case, a man in his 70s from Essex County.
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On Monday, an EEE diagnosis was made to a 6-year-old girl from Coventry, Rhode Island, after being admitted to Hasbro on September 1st Children's Hospital had been admitted to Providence.
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A discussion on electrical and electronic equipment was held at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham on Tuesday attended by Senate President Karyn Polito, Karen Spilka and state government and local health authorities. Officials said the state needed to do more to prevent the potentially deadly virus and urged citizens to continue to protect themselves with insect repellent, wear long sleeves and trousers, and not be out between dawn and dawn Leaders meet in Framingham, to discuss the crisis
The GoFundMe page for Sophia urges the media not to turn to the family at this time. To help her, donate to Gofundme.com/f/HelpSophiaBeatEEE reach her at 315-766-6912 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @ laurenatmilford.