Priscella Key, who additionally has COVID-19, informed The Atlanta Journal-Structure that along with ventilator, her husband is on a life help machine for his coronary heart and lungs, and is getting dialysis for his kidneys. She mentioned the docs at WellStar Kennestone Hospital, the place her husband is in ICU, will carry out a tracheotomy with the hopes of taking him off the ventilator later Monday or Tuesday.
Key mentioned her husband began feeling unwell on Friday, Nov. 6. By that Sunday, she was additionally sick. On Nov. 9, they each took fast checks, which got here again constructive for COVID-19. The Keys each ran fevers and had chills and physique aches all through the week. A household physician on Friday, Nov. 13 informed them to purchase a pulse oximeter so they may monitor their blood oxygen ranges. If their ranges dropped beneath 85%, they have been to go to pressing care, Priscella Key mentioned.
By Sunday, Patrick Key’s blood oxygen degree dropped to 76%, in order that they known as an ambulance. Key was admitted to Kennestone’s essential care unit. When he started to expertise respiratory failure, he was positioned on a ventilator, dialysis and the machine that performs the work of his coronary heart and lungs. He was then moved to the ICU.
Priscella Key, who’s at house recovering from COVID-19, mentioned the docs and nurses at WellStar Kennestone Hospital “have been superb.”
“They’ve been so compassionate and have communicated with us and have been very affected person with us,” she mentioned. “Their workforce deserves an enormous outpouring of thanks and recognition for what they did.”
Priscella Key mentioned she can be “overwhelmed with gratitude” from the neighborhood help they’ve acquired. On Sunday, a bunch of lecturers went to the Key house and cleaned up the household’s yard.
“It was superb to see that many individuals who wished to assist,” she mentioned. “It truly is heartwarming to really feel the love and help that the neighborhood is giving.”