An Ohio woman is warning people about how she lost a limb to the flu in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report from Fox News, Kristin Fox suffered complications from the flu that changed her life forever.
In a telephone interview with fox news digital, Fox said she felt a sore throat on a Friday in March 2020, and within four days her situation turned life-threatening. Her blood pressure and oxygen levels dropped to dangerous levels, and she was placed on a ventilator at a nearby hospital.
“I felt like I was going to die,” Fox said.
“Within 30 minutes, they put me on a ventilator and told me I probably wouldn’t survive,” Fox said, adding that four days after she contracted the flu, a nurse told her I remembered what happened after I came to see what was going on.
At the hospital, she learns she has developed bacterial pneumonia, which causes organ failure. Her kidneys were failing and one of her lungs had collapsed.
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Fox said the hospital brought in a priest Tuesday night to see her condition. Hospital staff did not expect her to survive, but miraculously she did.
By Thursday, doctors discovered she had sepsis. Her doctors placed her in a medically induced coma and administered vasopressors to save her vital organs.
“Doctors told my family that they should be prepared to lose a few fingers or toes because they were pulling out a lot of things from my limbs to keep my organs alive.” Fox said.
Ultimately, Mr. Fox’s arm and limb had to be amputated to save his life. Later, after her amputation surgery, she recovered from a coma. She was discharged from the hospital on May 17, 2020.
“They literally wrapped me up like a mummy because they didn’t want the children to see. I hadn’t told them yet that I had lost an arm and a leg,” Fox said.