Moeller basketball player released from ICU after experiencing rare side effect of COVID-19

Moeller basketball player released from ICU after experiencing rare side effect of COVID-19
The sophmore basketball player was admitted to the ICU on Jan. 7 after a medical issue, according to Moeller's archbishop. (Source: Twitter: @BigMoBarrett)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The family of a Moeller High School student says he has been discharged from the ICU after being admitted last week.

Josiah Love, a sophomore on the Moeller JV basketball team, was taken to the hospital on Jan. 7 due to a medical issue, the school’s director of alumni wrote on Twitter.

According to the family, after several doctor’s visits and three negative COVID tests, doctors determined Josiah has multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), which is a rare side effect of COVID-19 that inflames blood vessels in the body.

“We didn’t even know Josiah had COVID until he was given the antibody test at Children’s Hospital - where the dedicated doctors, nurses, and staff have been so amazing,” the family said. “They provided answers when we didn’t think there were any. We can’t thank them enough.”

The family says Love is doing much better, is out of the ICU, and talking about sending him home.

“While we value our privacy, we feel our experience may help others and possibly prevent this same thing from happening to someone else,” they said.

“We appreciate the outpouring of support and love and ask for your privacy as Josiah continues to recover.”

See a spelling or grammar error in our story? Click here to report it. Please include title of story.

Copyright 2021 WXIX. All rights reserved.