Middletown 2-year-old boy hospitalized with three viruses

It’s been a tough two months for the Middletown family to try to figure out why their son has become so ill.

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For about six weeks, the Jacksons said their two-year-old son, Wilder Jackson, had been running a fever. They didn’t know what caused it until this week.

After they got their answers, their son had to stay at Dayton Children for several days to recuperate.

Wilder’s mother, Ciara Jackson, said: “We knew something was wrong.

Ciara Jackson said this all started after a trip to Disney World in September. Ciara said his temperature eventually spiked to about 104-105 degrees.

After several hospital visits, Wilder tested positive for rhinovirus, enterovirus, and adenovirus.

“It was kind of a surreal moment when the doctor said your child was going to be hospitalized. I was in the ambulance with him and he didn’t care at all.

Wilder’s father Scott Jackson said: Get him literally whatever he needs. ”

Wilder was admitted to the Dayton Children’s Last Sunday. He was fully able to go home on Wednesday after his fever had subsided for 24 hours.

As Wilder gets stronger, he plays more, and his mom and dad give other parents the following advice.

Scott-Jackson said, “If you really feel that something is wrong with your child, there is probably something wrong, and at least you can put your mind at ease.