Amy Schumer found herself racing from Saturday Night Live rehearsals to the hospital after learning her three-year-old son, Gene, had been admitted for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). In an Instagram post, Schumer recounted how the harrowing moment coincided with her SNL hosting gig.
“This was the hardest week of my life,” Schumer wrote in a caption. “I missed Thursday rehearsals when my son was rushed to ER and admitted for RSV. Shout out to all the parents going though this right now.”
As we head into winter, the country is experiencing an unprecedented surge in RSV cases, particularly among children, for whom the illness can be life-threatening. RSV typically causes mild coldlike symptoms in adults, but for infants and the elderly, it could resemble pneumonia or bronchiolitis. Sadly, there is no vaccine or treatment for RSV. And with seasonal spikes in COVID-19 and influenza incoming, public health officials warn there could be a “triple-demic” brewing.
Thankfully, Gene has since returned home with his parents.
“I got to be with him the whole day at the hospital and the beautiful humans at @nbcsnl couldn’t have been more supportive,” Schumer added. “My son is home and better.”
Schumer and husband Chris Fischer welcomed their son in 2019. Memorably, the comedian was criticized for returning to work only two weeks after giving birth.
Originally Appeared on Glamour