PART ONE --- FAMILY MEMBERS GOWNED UP TO SEE PATIENT AND THEN TOLD BEFORE THEY GO IN, THEY SHOULD KNOW THAT SHE IS ALREADY DEAD!
Fire Department Personnel Will Not go Into Home and Husband has to Drag His Wife out to the Front Porch and Into the Yard Before They Will Take Her in the Ambulance
On November 8, 2021, my wife, Janet, and I both tested positive for Covid. She had a little cough that would not go away. Her breathing got worse, and it was turning into pneumonia. We ended up taking her to the hospital. They asked her if she was vaxed and she said no, and they berated her. She said she was not going to take the vaccine and not going to be intubated, and they could not understand why she would say that. She said I have seen people on the news, once they get intubated, they die so I will not do that. She refused so they had her sign a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) so that she would not be intubated. They called me and asked me to change her mind. I asked, “does she need it” and they said “no.” I said leave her alone then.
They admitted her on November 18 and a week later I ended up going in because I could not breathe. Everything they did for me was opposite of what they did for her. I could take a shower or go to the bathroom. I could get out of bed, I could exercise, I could lay on my stomach, and I could breathe into a tube for breathing exercises. When I talked to her on the phone and told her what they were doing for me, she told me they would not do that for her. They would not give me her room number so I could not even call her on the hospital phone; we had to keep calling on our phones. I finally got to see my doctor and asked him why she is not being treated like I was. He said, “well, protocol says he cannot tell me” even though I am her husband.
She would keep calling me asking me to get a hold of a nurse because they will not answer her pages for water, food, or anything she needed. They gave me Remdesivir only with the insistence that I get blood thinners with it. The doctor agreed and I asked him why my wife was not getting anything like Remdesivir? He told me he cannot tell me but it has to do with her lupus or something like that. I said, “can you find out for me” and he said, “no, protocol says that is a personal problem.”
I was released a week later. She was still in there and her oxygen was turned up to the maximum setting. She still had not had a shower or gotten out of bed or anything like treatment for a decent person. A week after, they told me that she could go home; Covid was over, and they wheeled her out to my car. She could not walk, and the nurses said it was because she has not walked for the last 2-1/2 weeks. Her legs were like noodles. I asked them to help me put her in the car and they said, “no, we cannot touch her”!
I said she does not have Covid, and they said we know she does not have Covid, but the protocol says we cannot touch her. I asked how I am supposed to lift her up and put her in my car and they said that is not their problem. They told me I needed to hurry because they needed the wheelchair back in the hospital; otherwise, they are going to wheel her back into her room. I half lifted and half dragged her into the front of the car. I dragged her up my front porch steps and onto the couch in the living room.
Her pneumonia continued to get worse; me and her sister kept trying to get Janet to walk a little bit. We would massage her legs, trying to exercise her. I gave her my breathing tool forcing air into her lungs so that she could start breathing better. Finally, her breathing got so bad and her lungs were filling with water or fluid so bad, that she could not even breathe without water coming up out of her lungs. The visiting nurses kept saying go to Walgreens and get some Robitussin or some kind of cough medicine. I said, “you need to fix her; you had her for two weeks in the hospital, did you treat the pneumonia”? And they said, “no, their job was to treat Covid and nothing else.”
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