A 37-year-old coronavirus patient wrote thousands of words about her experience with novel coronavirus. Pj McClelland, from Florida, has contracted coronavirus late March.
She said initially she felt like she has migraine, bronchitis and the flu all at once. When her temperature dropped to 102.2 she called Brandon Hospital to ask them if she came to hospital or not.
McClelland disclosed: “While I waiting on the phone for 30+ minutes, my chest pain returned and I started to have shortness of breath. The nurse told me to hang up and call 911 immediately. I grabbed my phone charger, meds, and ear buds. Then I called 911.”
She said when the ambulance arrived they wrapped her in multiple blankets and she looked like a mummy. Paramedics told her that she would not receive any treatment in an ambulance.
When she reached the hospital she was admitted to an isolation ward. Her temperature dropped to 101. but her chest pain remained the same as before.
McClelland shared the next day’s updates. She said: ” I’m having severe chest pain, they’ve ordered a CT. There’s a line of people in front of me, so I’m trying to be patient. Also, I am freezing.”
In the update 3 she said that she got her CT result. Her oxygen went up 94%. Her X-rays and CT were clear so they gave her inhaler and discharged her.
Furthermore, she also unveiled the condition of hospital. She said hospital had no proper PPE and no N95 masks. McClelland had no underlying health condition she only suffered from sleep apnea.
She said: “I’m exhausted. No amount of sleep is enough. I’m alternating water and Gatorade constantly, but I still feel dehydrated.
My headache is so much worse today. It’s almost unbearable. I’m having some caffeine to see if that takes the edge off. I was having pretty bad chest pains, so I called TGH. The nurse I spoke to said to start using my oxygen immediately. She said as long as I’m able to speak normally, I don’t need to come in. I’m gonna reassess in an hour.”
She shared the further updates and wrote: “Final thing we discussed was that, if things continue to decline, I need to decide whether or not I want to be put on a ventilator.”
“I asked him if they save or merely prolong life. He said it’s about 50/50. I have had a living will and a healthcare proxy forever. My living will clearly state that I want no extraordinary measures to be taken. I did, however, opt for the vent,” she added.
Last Tuesday doctors thought that there might be the chances that she has pneumonia because she suffered worst cough. She said she suffered from the worst cough. She couldn’t breathe.
Two days before her death she said: “I can safely say this has been the longest, and some of the worst, three weeks of my life. BUT I only have 1-3 more weeks to go of batting the beast. Then up to 6 more weeks of quarantine. “
Few days later she lost her life to deadly coronavirus. Her post gave an insight into the potential horror of coronavirus to people. Her friend said that please stay safe this is what her late friend wanted from people.