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3-month-old girl from Hewitt back home after being hospitalized with Type B flu

Posted at 5:03 PM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 22:24:30-05

TEMPLE, TX — (UPDATE: January 20, 2020, 9:21 p.m.) Isabella Rose is back home after being hospitalized with Type B flu.

Isabella's mom said the 3-month-old was weened off of oxygen and taken off IV fluids.

Her mother also thanked the community for their support and the funds raised during this hardship.


In less than 24 hours, 3-month-old Isabella Rose went from a baby with a slight cough to being hospitalized at McLane Children's Hospital.

Born with a heart defect, Isabella's mother, Madison Dekle, stays on top of her daughter's health. So when baby Isabella developed a cough, Dekle immediately brought her to the doctors.

All tests came back clear, except for one- the flu.

Baby Isabella tested positive for Type B Flu.

""It's a little too late to start treatment on it," [the doctor] said. "But we can try," he said. "If you notice anything like a fever spiking or anything to give us a call and make her another appointment,"" Dekle recalled from a doctor's visit.

But later that night, Isabella's temperature spiked. Dekle immediately called the doctor.

Isabella was admitted into the emergency room at Hillcrest Hospital where her heart rate began spiking at 215.

Doctors transferred her overnight to McLane Childern's.

Attached now to fluids and oxygen, Dekle hopes everyone keeps a watchful eye on their children, like she does, saying she's just trying to stay strong during these scary moments.

"It's really terrifying. It really is because flu can be deadly. I don't want to think the worst but it gets kind of rough" said Dekle.

A GoFundMe has been created to help the Dekle Family with expenses during this time. To contribute click here.