The late inflow of influenza A – a strain of flu, accounting for about 99% of all flu cases this year – has hit thousands of people across the country.
Two young girls without a mother when she killed a 37-year-old woman and her unborn child.
Stephanie Shradar received an outbreak of the flu in October, as she often did at the beginning of each season of the flu, her husband, Li Shradar, said. He and their daughters, aged 7 to 5, walk shortly afterwards. Her third child, a girl, was to be an autumn.
So Lee did not think about it when Stefani began to feel sick on Monday. Their daughter, Vera, 7 years old, also felt a little sick. The next day she stayed home because she felt worse. Whether he came home for dinner to check it and ended up running to Rite Aid to get a new thermometer to make sure they could accurately measure the fever, Stephanie began to run.
She only measured 1
Stephanie also called a women's clinic in Providence where she was treated regularly. Suppliers there have prescribed remedies for flu that she took on Wednesday afternoon.
This made her look a little dark, but Lee said that Stefani was an extraordinary follower ruler for such things. By Thursday afternoon lunch, Lee was optimistic that Stephanie was getting better. She made it down on the sofa to watch the old Episodes of the Office on Netflix. He gave her a soup and returned to work and took the girls to an extracurricular event.
They consulted with the women's clinic and mother of Lee, a former nurse in the emergency department, and decided to go to the emergency department.
Stephanie never came
Even healthy people are at risk
Stephanie was seen at an emergency department for an hour. X-ray has shown that her chest is good. She was connected to the IV to get fluids and medicines.
Lee went home to sleep about 2 am and was not too surprised when the next morning he learned that Stephanie had arrived in the hospital in the evening. she is pregnant, who needs some time to go back, "said Lee, thinking that at this time. Despite the fact that this year she was immunized with the flu, she was faced with increased risk. 19659002] In the last few weeks, almost every US state and territory reported a high prevalence of influenza. So far, Oregon has reached the level of the flu season 2016-17 and may exceed it to be closer to last year's unusually bad year.
Almost 99% of all people in Oregon who received flu this year had a flu A. In a report from the Oregon Health Service, I said that one child died of flu in the first week of March . Stephanie's report for the week and her child's death has not yet come out. Oregon Health Service officials have declined to say how many children died this week. The state does not monitor the death of an adult flu.
About 140 people were hospitalized this week, and 150 were hospitalized a week earlier
. Healthy people like Stephanie are early to seek help if they have a weak immune system. according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Daughter born on an anniversary
Lee recalled the next day and spent most of the day with Stephanie, intermittently take the girls to school and pick them up. She was in constant pain at night and wanted Lee to put wet towels on her head, legs and chest, feed her with an icy crust and adjust the bed
But when he arranged for child care, bought products and returned to the hospital, her condition deteriorated significantly.
She was swollen and needed help to get to the bathroom.
That night she was admitted to the intensive care unit, where the nurses were trying to get an arterial pressure reading because her heart was so weak.
At that time, her parents flew from Arizona to Portland.
Stephanie has stabilized for a while, but at 10 am doctors left her room to tell Lee and her parents that they had lost their
Lee and Stephanie had been waiting until the last few weeks to tell their daughters, Vera and Eysli, that they will soon get a new sister. They were careful because they knew that there might be complications.
They were uncertain about the new baby. Stephanie was bad about the third child, but Lee for the first time in ten years worried about the time and the loss of sleep, the parents of the baby.
But they were joyful, if not a little bit from what it meant
Lee was devastated by the first death. But he discovered that at least the loss allowed all the laser to focus on Stephanie and what she needed.
"We really hoped," said Lee.
But this did not last long. Doctors walked through the hall to get water and juice for parents Lee and Stephanie when the alarm code for the room 36 – Stephanie was announced.
They watched the employees hurry and heard how the cars sounded.
They sat in shock, watching how the ICU door opens and closes, opens and closes.
Then the doctor left Stephanie's room to inform Lee that they had lost his wife's heartbeat within two minutes. They held a checkpoint and were able to get it back.
"We just came to the flu, remember," said Lee. "She was strong, she was healthy. She did everything she needed to do. We just came to the flu. "
Pneumonia has caught up with the lungs of Stephanie in the last four hours. During the next day or two, she was intubated, placed on dialysis, and given dozens of dasgs to try and preserve her blood pressure and reduce her pain.
Mother and brother Lee were in the city until Saturday morning. they all held Stephen's hand in a row and whispered how much she loved her.
"We were a team and always would be a team," Lee told her. – I needed it to fight. And she did it. She fought. "
On Sunday, her body, of course, delivered a baby – a good sign, doctors said. Did he choose Alice May, because Stephanie offered Alice, and both of them liked it. May was chosen by their daughters.
It was March 10, 18, before Lee and Stefan's first date, as a 19-year-old at the University of Kansas.
But Stephanie did not manage to get through the placenta, which meant that the plan was in place to carry out the operation, first to pull it out in the morning.
Lee spent most of the sleepless nights in the room above Stephanie. Restless and disturbed, he went downstairs to talk to her and the nurse, when everyone else was asleep.
Doctors tried to keep her heartfelt several times, and finally, the seven agreed to the operation of the last step.
At 8:25 am on Monday, the doctor
"She would like to be a lawyer"
A week later, Lee still found it incomprehensible that this vital woman, with whom he spent the entire adult life was
Stephanie was young, healthy and positive, Lee said. She strove for a successful career in architecture and felt she was flourishing in her workplace. After having wanted dogs for many years, they just took the puppy last year.
Lee knows how to lose his father. His father died when he was 8 years old, almost age as Faith. And now Lee had to give her and her sister the same horrible news.
He said that he was surrounded by friends and family, support and love. A friend of mine started GoFundMe to raise money for the future education of Faith and Eysly. Lee said that she did not want them to miss a college or more than a mother's loss.
"I want to be able to provide what our parents gave us for our girls," Lee said. He hopes that at least Stephanie's death will help raise awareness.
"I think that she would like to be a defender for people who get help when they need it and do not wait too long."