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Sunday, 26 September 2021

Unvaccinated woman warns of virus complications

Credit: WLEX-TV LEX18
Duration: 09:12s 0 shares 2 views

Unvaccinated woman warns of virus complications
Unvaccinated woman warns of virus complications
Unvaccinated woman warns of virus complications

AS THE COVID-19VIRUS CONTINUESTO RAVAGEKENTUCKY,HOSPITALS ARESTRUGGLING TOKEEP UP ANDHEALTH CAREOFFICIALS' PLEAS TOGET VACCINATED ...ARE GROWING MOREURGENT.L-E-X 18'S MIKEVALENTE SPOKEWITH ONE WOMANFROM CLARKCOUNTY WHO'SECHOING THOSECALLS, HOPING THATVIEWERS SEE HERSTORY AS ACAUTIONARY TALE.IN TONIGHT'S BIGSTORY AT 11.53 YEAR OLDWENDY MOOREWAS NEVERPARTICULARLYCONCERNEDABOUTCONTRACTINGCOVID.

OTHERTHAN GOING TODOCTORAPPOINTMENTS,SHE DOESN'TLEAVE HEHOR ME,WHERE SHE LIVESWITH HERDAUGHTER, SON-IN-LAW AND FOURGRANDCHILDREN.BUT LATE LT ASMONTH, THE KIDSCAME HOME FROMSCHOOL...SICK.COVID-19 HADFINALLY PIERCEDWENDY'S BUBBLE.SOT<"I WAS HAVINGTROUBLEBREATHING, I WASCOUGHING ALL THETIME AND ICOULDN'T GETANYTHING UP.

ITWAS JUSTDORMANT"WENDY SAYS SHEWAS SLEEPING ALLTHE TIME...AND HEROXYGEN LEVELSWERE DROPPING.HER DAUGHTERINSISTED THEY GOTO CLARK REGIONALMEDICAL CENTER."I FEAR THAT IWOULDNEVER--THAT IWOULDN'T GET OUTTO SEE MY FAMILYAGAIN.

I GOT THATBAD"FORTUNATELY FORWENDY, SHE WASNEVER CLOSE TOBEINGINTUBATED...ANDSEVERAL DAYSAFTER SHEENETERED THEHOSPITAL, SHE WASDISCHARGED."THEY HAD SOMANY PEOPLE THATWERE TRYING TOGET INTOHE THOSPITAL, SO YOUKNOW, ANYBODYTHAT WAS DOINGOKAY WITH THEOXYGEN TANK,THEY WENT AHEADAND LET GO"BUT WENDY IS STILLWAGING A BATTLEAGAINST THE VIRUS."THIS IS MYOXYGEN TANK THATI HAVE TO USE""EVEN NOW THATI'VE MADE IT OUTOF THE HOSPITAL,NOW THAT I'MLOSING MY BREATH,IT'S SCARING ME,AND I WAS TALKINGTO MY MOM TODAY,I'M STARTING TOWORRY ABOUT MYHEALTH AND ABOUTWHAT'S GONNAHAPPEN"SHE JUST HOPESSHE CAN GET WELLENOUGH TO TAKETHE VACCINE...APROSPECT SHENEVER IMAGINGEDBEFORE HERDIAGNOSIS.

SHE'DBEEN SKEPTICAL,EVEN THOUGH HERDAUGHTER ANDSON-IN-LAW GOT THESHOT.

AND WHILETHE VIRUS SPREADTHROUGH THEIRHOUSE, THEY NEVERBECAME INFECTED."I DEFINITELY WASWRONG ---NOW, INHINDSIGHT, ISHOULD'VE TAKENIT WITH MYDAUGHTER ANDSON--LINAW...AND IDIDN'T, BUT IDEFINITELY AMGOING TO TAKE ITNOW"THE CAVALIERATTITUDE WENDYHAD ABOUT COVID ISA THING OF THEPAST...AND NOWSHE'S JUST BANKINGON A HEALTHIERFUTURE.

MIKEVALENTE, L-E-X 18NEWS