Thousands of people around the country have grown late in influenza A late in the season – the type of influenza was up to 99 per cent of all flu cases this year.
In Portland, he left two young unmarried girls when she killed a 37-year-old woman and her unborn child.
Stephanie Shradar had hit the flu back in October, as she often did at the beginning of each flu season, her husband, Lee Shradar said. He and their daughters followed soon afterwards.
Although Stephanie was older for a pregnant woman, she had two uncomplicated pregnancies with her daughters and took care of herself. The third child, girl, was to fall.
So Lee didn't think of his work when Stephanie started getting sick on Monday. Their older daughter, Vera, 7, felt they were sick too.
Stephanie went to work at her architectural firm on Monday. The next day, she stayed at home because she felt worse. Lee came home for a lunch to check on and she ran to Run Aid to get a new thermometer to ensure that they could accurately measure that Stephanie fever started running.
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Stephanie also asked for a women's clinic in Providence where she was regularly treated. Suppliers of flu medication she had taken on Wednesday evening
gave her a little discomfort, but Lee said Stephanie was a big fan of rules for these things, so the label followed the medication.
By Thursday at lunchtime, Lee was optimistic that Stephanie was getting better. She downstairs on the couch to watch the old “Office” events on Netflix. He gave her soup and went back to work and brought the girls to an after-school event, only returning home at 8 p.m.
They went to consult a women's clinic and Lee's mother, an emergency room nurse, and decided to go to the emergency room.
There is even a risk to healthy people
Stephanie saw in the emergency room within an hour. X-ray showed that his chest was fine. She was attached to IVs for fluids and medication
Lee went home to sleep about 2 am and was not surprised to find the next morning that Stephanie was admitted to hospital overnight.
“She's sick and she's pregnant that it will take some time to bounce back,” Lee said he thought at the time.
Pregnant weakens the immune system so that the mother's body does not go off the growing baby. So while immunization for flu this year, she was at increased risk.
This year 's influenza A influenza consultation, which contributed to spread and severity from mid February, has little protection. 19659002] As of last weeks, almost all US states and territory reported widespread flu. To date, Oregon has reached the 2016-17 flu season and could be closer to a very common year last year.
Flu A is almost 99 percent of all people in Oregon who got flu this year. Friday's report from the Oregon Health Authority said that one child died from influenza the first week of March. The report of the week that Stephanie and her child's death has not yet been discovered. Oregon Health Authority officials refused to say how many children died this week.
Almost 140 people were admitted to hospital this week and 150 were admitted to hospital the previous week.
While most people in hospital for influenza tend to be 65 years of age or older, it is important to even healthy people like Stephanie to seek care soon if weak immune systems
Pregnant women should seek medical care as soon as possible if any of the symptoms of influenza have them, as a small fever can have birth defects in a baby,
Miss Born on his anniversary
Lee asked to work the next day and spent most of the day with Stephanie, with breaks to take the girls to school and pick them up. She was in constant pain on Friday and she wanted Lee to put her head, her legs and chest, to feed ice chips and adjust the bed.
He had to splash a soft food lunch, and she wanted it
But by the time he settled on childcare, he bought groceries and went back to the hospital, his condition was worse. Alot.
She was swollen and wanted help from her to go to the bathroom.
That night, she was introduced into the intensive care unit, where nurses found it difficult to read blood pressure because her heart was so weak.
“That was when the bottom was falling out,” said Lee.
By that time, her parents had taken their holidays to travel in Arizona to Portland.
Stephanie settled for a while, but at 10 am, doctors came out of her room to tell Lee and her parents that they had lost the child's 1965 core.
Lee and Stephanie were waiting until the last few weeks to tell their daughters, Vera and Eisley, that they would soon have a new sister coming into the world. They were cautious because they knew that difficulties could arise.
They were unhappy about the new child. Stephanie's third child wanted badly, but Lee was concerned about the time and loss of sleep and being parents for infants for the first time in five years.
But they were very happy, unless they were dependent.
Lee was destroyed at the first death. But he discovered that the loss allowed everyone to focus on Stephanie and what she wanted.
“We were very optimistic,” said Lee.
But it wasn't long. The doctors walked down the hall to get water and juice for Lee's parents and Stephanie when an alarm code for room 36 – Stephanie's room was announced.
They looked at the staff and could hear the machines hear. The Hospital Chaplain arrived.
They sat in trouble looking at the doors of the ICU opening and approaching, opening and approaching.
Doctor left room Stephanie to tell Lee that they lost the wife's heart for two minutes. They operated CPR and were able to get it back.
“We got into the flu, you thought,” Lee said. “She was strong, she was healthy. She did everything she had to do. We just got into the flu. ”
Pneumonia had broken Stephanie's lungs for four hours. During the next day or two, she was turned, dialysis and given many medications to try to keep her blood pressure up and reduce her pain.
Lee's mother and brother were at home about Saturday morning.
Stephanie was all involved and met how much she loved her.
“We are a team and we were always a team,” Lee said to her. “I had to fight it. And she did. She fought. ”
On Sunday, her body gave the baby naturally – a good sign, doctors said. Lee chose the name Alice May because Stephanie praised Alice and both liked them both. Their daughters were selected in May.
It was March 10, 18 years until the first day with Lee and Stephanie as 19 years of age at the University of Kansas.
But Stephanie was not able to pass the placenta, which meant there was a plan in place to do surgery the first thing in the morning.
Lee spent most of night without sleeping in a room above Stephanie's. It was easy and worrying, he got downstairs to rest with her and the night nurse while everyone else was sleeping. say that another alarm left in Stephanie's room.
Doctors repeatedly tried to hit their heart, and finally the family agreed with ditch effort surgery.
At 8:25 am Monday, doctor told them that Stephanie died.
'She wants to be an advocate;
A week later, Lee was still uncomfortable that this crucial woman had spent his full adult life with
Stephanie was young, healthy and positive, Lee said. She was committed to a successful architectural career and felt successful in her current workplace. After looking for a dog for years, they had taken a puppy last year. His father died when he was 8 years old, almost like the same age as Vera. And now Lee was forced to give the same horrible news to her and her sister.
He said his friends and family were surrounded him. A family friend started GoFundMe to raise money for Vera and Eisley's future education. Lee said that he doesn't want to miss out on college or more than the loss of his mum
“I want to be able to provide what my parents have provided for our girls,” said Lee.
And it is expected that Stephanie's death will help at least raise awareness.
“I think she wants to be a barrister for people who get help when they need it and not to wait too long.”