An Army veteran who served two excursions in Afghanistan died in Texas from a treatable illness all as a result of no ICU beds had been accessible.
Daniel Wilkinson, 46, fell unwell on Aug. 21, his mom, Michelle Puget, instructed Fox News. The subsequent day, the household took him to an emergency room close to their Bellville house, the place he was recognized with gallstone pancreatitis.
Puget stated the medical doctors instructed her they knew find out how to deal with him and that every one was wanted was to get him to an ICU bed.
Unfortunately, the Bellville hospital was not geared up with the required gear or personnel wanted for the operation Wilkinson wanted. Because of the surge of the delta variant of COVID-19, hospitals have been overwhelmed with sufferers and there have been no ICU beds accessible for Wilkinson.
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The medical doctors and nurses, Puget stated, “called all the hospitals in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Colorado and couldn’t get him a bed.”
“Every minute that he was refused an ICU bed he was dying. The doctors said that his organs were already starting to shut down,” Puget stated.
By Sunday, her son had died.
“It’s still unreal. And I know he’s not the only person in that type of situation,” Puget stated. “And that’s one reason why I’ve been willing to tell this story and put it out there because it could be anybody’s mother, sister, or daughter. They need the help, and it shouldn’t be put off.”
Puget stated her son was recognized with PTSD upon coming back from Afghanistan, however in any other case had no historical past of critical well being issues.
“He loved his country. He didn’t mind going over there,” Puget stated. “He needed to do what he needed to do.”
Puget believes that hospitals want extra funding to make sure individuals like her son don’t undergo the identical destiny.
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“A lot of the ICU shortage is not [about] the short of beds. It’s the shortage of personnel to man those beds,” Puget stated. “If they threw up the field hospitals then we could draw on the medical personnel to help take care of some of the overages and ease the pain.”
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