So the son did end up taking his father home to at the time die. But he did some things for his father in an attempt to save him that somehow did save him in the end. How sweet of him right? Him knowing that his father has the virus and putting himself at risk so that he could die happily instead of cold and alone in a hospital bed. That is sweet to me at least.
Suri's lungs were filling with liquid -- a fact that was spotted by paramedics called to the family's home the following day, when the octogenarian had trouble breathing. They were 95% sure Suri had the virus, but that they wanted to discharge him and send him home. Raj says a senior consultant told him that if Suri's condition worsened they would not ventilate him "because he felt his lungs, with ... COPD, would not be able to handle it."
They did end up sending him home because he wanted to go and the doctor also wanted to send him home even with them knowing he most likely had the virus at the time. That was because they felt like his lungs wouldn’t be able to handle the stress that the machine would have induced.
"Raj spent the afternoon cleaning the house, isolating his mother on the ground floor, and turning his parents' first floor bedroom into a makeshift hospital ward. He created a Google spreadsheet to help track his father's temperature, blood pressure and oxygen saturation readings.”
This is actually pretty smart to do. Keep track of what is going on in a cheap way but also to take him home and make a hospital type of a place for him as well. It is also stated that he used the baby monitor to help with his loneliness of being alone in the room because of the virus. All of these ways are not only good for the father but help everyone that is in the situation as well. I like this story. And that wraps up my last blog post and my last story for the school year!
(Quotes by CNN)
By: Elizabeth.Jensen B1