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JAMESTOWN, N.C. (WGHP) — A North Carolina girl has grow to be a horrific illustration of the pressure COVID-19 has placed on hospitals after a life-saving surgical procedure was placed on maintain as a result of virus.
Keith Miller describes his spouse, Jennifer, as a medical miracle.
At age 28, she was identified with pancreatic most cancers, however beat the percentages and the illness. Nevertheless, the battle took an enormous toll on her physique. Medical doctors found her immune system could be ceaselessly compromised.
On the finish of July, Jennifer Miller’s liver started to fail at a faster charge than medical doctors had anticipated. The now 42-year-old had battled COVID-19 in March and obtained her Moderna COVID shot in July earlier than her prognosis.
On Aug. 26, Jennifer Miller was hospitalized with inside bleeding linked to her failing liver.
Keith Miller defined that she was taken to the hospital by ambulance, however as a result of lack of intensive care unit beds, the hospital was unable to present her the therapy she wanted.
“You watch the information, and also you see it occurring, and also you don’t really feel it. After which, while you go in and a health care provider walks as much as you inside 18 hours of hospitalization and says if we are able to’t switch her from this facility to the bigger facility that may do the work, she’s received 24 hours to reside. And sadly, proper now, we don’t have a mattress for her.”
After ready a day and a half, Miller was transferred to a medical facility in Charlotte that had an out there mattress.
Medical doctors decided she wanted a liver transplant and scheduled it for Aug. 31.
That morning, nonetheless, a CT scan detected white spots in her lungs much like these present in COVID-19 sufferers.
“The physician advised me that if it comes again that she has COVID, the prospect of her surviving simply went down 10 p.c,” Keith Miller defined, “as a result of her liver is what helps combat COVID off.”
Two assessments got here again detrimental, however a 3rd confirmed that it was COVID.
Hours earlier than she would have been wheeled in for surgical procedure, she was as a substitute taken to a COVID wing and her liver transplant was canceled. Keith Miller was pressured to say goodbye to his spouse.
“I’ve stated goodbye to her thrice prior to now two weeks. To say it this many occasions at this age … it simply hurts. She’s received COVID, they need three weeks to have her remoted as a result of she has an immune concern. (Medical doctors) give her liver six to seven days tops.”
Whereas Miller waits for a detrimental COVID take a look at, medical doctors have seen indicators of hope as her liver capabilities barely enhance.
Keith Miller stated it will likely be an extended three weeks, however his spouse has a combating spirit.
“She’s only a feminine warrior. She’s the strongest individual I’ve ever met. I might by no means in one million years be capable to endure the ache and struggling she has gone by means of. It’s simply phenomenal to me. She’s an angel.”
To learn extra of Jennifer’s well being battle, visit her GoFundMe page.
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