On August 26th my brother Ken went to the ED at Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake after being sick for a little over a week. His oxygen levels were extremely low and he was tested and confirmed to have Covid. They put in a breathing tube and flew him to a hospital in Spokane. He spent 5 days in the ICU and was improving everyday. He did develop a blood clot in this arm and was being given blood thinners to treat it.
Yesterday, September 7th his blood counts started to drop so they did a CT scan and found some bleeding in his abdomen. This was likely caused by the blood thinners. They stopped the blood thinning meds and gave him another medication to reverse the effects. He was also given a blood transfusion. Last night when he talked to Angie he was doing so good and told her that he was feeling good.
This morning about 7:30 am he was found unresponsive and without a pulse. They did everything they could but his heart just kept stopping every time they got it going again. His body was tired.
This has come as such a shock to all of us as we thought he would be coming home by the end of the week. This was not part of our plan for him.
We are now tasked with bringing him home to Wenatchee. There will be hospital bills that will need to be paid as well. If you have anything to spare, our family would greatly appreciate it at this time.
- Andrew V Alford
- Diane Michelle
- Alicia Schofield
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