A Missouri mother hopes the sight of her dying son’s blood dripping down a hospital room wall will assist Individuals take COVID-19 severely.
Peyton Baumgarth was simply 13-years-old when he died of the virus in October, as his mother — a nurse who had additionally been contaminated — seemed on.
The eighth-grader was recognized with coronavirus simply six days prior, however abruptly took a flip for the more severe together with his oxygen ranges plummeting, his mother, Stephanie Franek, instructed The Solar.
As medical doctors at SSM Well being Cardinal Glennon Kids’s Hospital labored frantically to save lots of the eighth grader’s life, Peyton started to hemorrhage, his mother stated.
“He had this massive coughing match and he mainly began to hemorrhage in his chest,” she stated.
As one physician tried to put tubes into the boy’s neck to assist oxygenate his blood, the fluid sprayed in all places, coating the partitions, medical gear and the doctor himself, Franek stated.
“By no means did I ever assume this was going to occur,” Stephanie stated.
“You don’t hear about youngsters getting COVID and it being that critical. I used to be simply in shock. I can’t describe that sudden devastating loss,” she added.
“I hope individuals will take COVID extra severely and never say it’s a political agenda or some sort of pretend information or that it’s the similar because the flu.”