Nursing home: The virus took my mother! Asian nurse died of epidemic, 3 young children lost before mother’s day
Guzman (right), who works in a nursing home in the southwestern suburbs of Chicheng, is only 35 years old. The youngest child is only five months old. (GoFundMe)
“We will be famous for the Suicide Squad.” Kris Angielen Castro Guzman, who works in a nursing home in the southwestern suburbs of Chicheng, described the job of a nurse under Facebook as described in the epidemic. She was only 35 years old. , Just returned to work on April 20, four days later, a new coronary symptom appeared and was diagnosed. Nine days later, she suffered a cardiac arrest due to infection. Unfortunately, she died in the AMITA hospital a few months ago due to birth. “Children who are six years old, five years old, and only five months old, have also lost their mothers forever.
Guzman ’s family members said through the GoFundMe donation campaign for the female nurse that Guzman ’s other half was also a nurse working in a nursing home. He was diagnosed with the new coronavirus several days after his wife ’s death and is currently isolated at home. Guzman ’s uncle who was a physician in the Philippines also died of the epidemic at the end of March.
Guzman worked as a nurse at the Meadowbrook Manor nursing home in Bolingbrook, a southwestern suburb of Chicago. This nursing home has had 39 people diagnosed with infection and 10 died. The nursing home is located Next to AMITA Hospital.
Guzman only gave birth to her youngest son five months ago. After the outbreak, she has been very concerned and continued to post on her personal Facebook page, calling on everyone not to ignore the danger of the virus. In the April 15 post, she Reposted a “meme” that is widely circulated on the Internet: “The staff in the necessary industries sounds lame, but starting today, we will be known as the” Suicide Task Force. “
Her last Facebook post dated April 23, nine days before her death. At that time, she posted a photo of wearing a mask, and marked “our life”, “the virus is rotten”, “at home save life”.
Family members said that Guzman was very vigilant. After hearing about the death of his uncle in the Philippines at the end of March, she just felt a little uncomfortable at the time. She took a leave of absence at home for a few weeks and also went for a virus test. The result was negative .
Guzman later returned to work in the nursing home on April 20, but only four days after work, she began to cough and diarrhea, so she was tested again. This time the result was positive, and she did not want to affect the health of the young children at home. The hotel conducts home isolation, and the doctor tells her to go to the hospital if the symptoms are serious.
After staying in the hotel for a week, she reported to the hospital because of breathing difficulties. However, the hospital only helped her intubate and connect to the ventilator for less than a day. Guzman suddenly suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and passed away.
Family members said that Guzman loved her job. After returning to work in the nursing home, she was responsible for caring for the new crown patients in the hospital, but also complained that there was not enough personal medical protection equipment. “Despite the heavy work, she still can be in crisis. I am proud to do my best, “however, Guzman’s sister said,” No one should be a suicide task force. “
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