A 17-year-old Louisiana boy died from COVID-19 problems on Friday after he was initially unable to get to the hospital in late August due to harm brought on by Hurricane Ida, a report stated.
Christopher Matherne and his household had been prevented from evacuating from their Houma house as a result of severity of the teenager’s situation — and when Ida struck on Aug. 29, the 911 traces went down, WSDU reported.
“His health deteriorated within a couple of days,” the boy’s mom, Kristi Matherne, informed the information outlet. “We were scared we were going to lose him on the sofa.”
The teen’s dad and mom cared for him, checking his very important indicators, within the dreary aftermath of the hurricane that additionally badly broken their house.
“It’s been a snowball effect of bad things,” Kristi stated. “I never thought it would get to that level.”
Finally, 5 days afterward Sept. 3, the Mathernes bought by means of to 911 and their son was rushed to the hospital.
Christopher was taken to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center earlier than he was transferred to Children’s Hospital New Orleans, the report stated.
He spent 24 days in a medically induced coma to present his lungs an opportunity to heal, however different problems arose, based on a GoFundMe page arrange for his household.
During his time within the hospital, the boy acquired 39 blood and platelet transfusions.