WIFE STATES, “IT WAS ALL VERY WEIRD – IT’S LIKE THEY WANTED HIM TO DIE”
Wife Successfully, with Help of TX Doctor, Gets Husband on Budesonide and off of Ventilator; Then Hospital Doctor Stops Both to His Detriment
My husband started feeling sick over the 2022 New Year’s holiday. We went to the urgent care on January 1, 2022, and January 2, 2022, but they were closed due to the holidays. He didn’t want to go to the hospital so he waited until Monday, January 3.
My husband went to PIH Urgent Care in Montebello, California, on January 3. They diagnosed him with Covid-19 and Influenza A. They told him that if he gets worse or cannot breathe to go to the hospital and they sent him home with cough medicine.
My daughter and I had planned a trip out of town with a friend to get away for a bit because I had just buried my mother two weeks before. My husband thought it was a good idea because he wanted to rest and needed to quarantine so we would not get sick.
We called him daily throughout the days and he said he was okay, just really tired. I thought maybe his Primary Care Physician would prescribe antibiotics so I called and explained his diagnosis from the urgent care to the doctor’s office. The doctor did prescribe antibiotics on Tuesday, January 4.
When we arrived home on Friday, my husband was still feeling sick and had not taken the prescribed antibiotics so we got him on back on track. He just wanted NyQuil to rest and he ate very little. I was getting worried because he still had a very dry cough and was still very tried so I called the Frontline Doctors in Texas. They made him a telephone appointment for Monday, January 10, but on Sunday, January 9, he was very slow to respond to my questions. I was going to get an oxygen meter but I told my daughter, we better call 911. They came and got his oxygen level up to 80%, then took him to the hospital, and that was the last time I saw him alive.
I called the hospital and spoke to his nurse. I told her that I did not want them to give him Remdesivir; she stated she would note that in his chart and that he was doing fine.
Later that night I got a call from the Emergency Room (ER) doctor. She said my husband was lethargic and needed intubation. She said she asked him if he wanted all measures to be done for him to save his life and he agreed (he believed her). I again informed the doctor that I did not want him to take Remdesivir. She said to me, “I work at Kaiser as well and they are begging for it.” I said, “my husband is a diabetic; I don’t want any more issues.” I asked for Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine; she said, “no” and laughed.
My husband was in the ER for two days on 100% oxygen and then he was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). I was trying to research what could be done at this point. I came across an interview with a doctor out of Texas. I called him and left a message. To my great surprise, he called me back and told me to get him on Budesonide and that it would help him. I called to speak with the doctor in charge of my husband. I asked, “if at all possible, could we try Budesonide?” He said, “no, your husband is very sick.” I said, “can we just try” and he said, “no, it’s like putting a cup of water in the ocean.
I called back the doctor in Texas and he told me to get an Ethics Committee meeting and sent me information on an advocate. I did this on Wednesday, January 12. With help from the advocate, a Zoom meeting was set for January 14. She presented facts on Budesonide as I begged for the right to try.
Later that day I was called in by the Chief of Staff for an in-person meeting. With the doctor from Texas on my cell, I went into the meeting. The doctor spoke with the Chief of Staff. I think he thought the doctor was an attorney. I left the meeting with a new doctor and he was going to try the Budesonide for five days. They started it that night and within five days, my husband was off of the ventilator.
Our family was happy. I got a call from the Infection Control doctor. He said he was taking my husband off of the antibiotics and he was off his case because my husband no longer had pneumonia. I also received a call from the physical therapist; they were working with my husband. She said he thought he got in a car accident. I spoke to his nurse and he said he was very thirsty and drank water.
I emailed the new treating doctor. I told him that I didn’t want my husband to have a relapse as he was sitting in the ICU with no antibiotics. He said he would get back to me. So, my husband sat in the ICU for four days, no Budesonide and no antibiotics. On the fifth morning, January 30, I got a call from his nurse saying that my husband had a seizure that morning and had a fever of 107. Now he had a new infection so the Infection Control doctor is back on with antibiotics. They were giving him seizure medication.
On Monday, January 31, my husband was back on the ventilator. His kidneys were failing and he needed dialysis. It just kept getting worse by the day. He was on three different blood pressure medications, his liver levels were up, his heart rate was slow and he had septic shock.
My husband died on February 5, 2022. We were never able to visit him until the day he died, watching him code through a glass window. When he was dead, they let me and my daughter in all gowned up with face shields on.
I don’t know yet if they injected him with Remdesivir. No one at that hospital was happy that he got off the ventilator. It was all very weird - it’s like they wanted him to die.
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