A maritime veteran battling for his daily life against COVID-19 is last but not least obtaining the enable he desires, thanks to the endeavours from his family members.
In just days of staying diagnosed with the coronavirus, Tony Gonzalez was in a clinic mattress combating to remain alive.
After screening beneficial, medical doctors made a decision to send out Gonzalez home to check out and fight the virus himself.
“My mothers and fathers both of those stepped up and tried to nourish him,” Gonzalez’s sister, Angie Gonzalez, explained. “But the swift drop was just way too much.”
When Gonzalez was admitted into a Weslaco hospital, medical doctors informed the family he needed extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) equipment to support his chances of recovery.
The therapy, unavailable in the Rio Grande Valley, pumps oxygenated blood exterior the patient’s system, so the coronary heart and lungs can rest.
“He was intubated and sedated,” Angie reported. “From there, we have been frantically searching for an individual to take him at a hospital in San Antonio so [that] he could get the ECMO therapy.”
Loved ones customers started to contact hospitals in other towns and wrote a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott to uncover a resolution.
“We held obtaining no’s, and no’s, and no’s,” Gonzalez’s sister Vanessa Rodriguez reported. “Right up until the last contact that I been given [was] a indeed.”
Their plea to help save their brother’s lifetime ultimately acquired an reply when the local community commenced to share their story on line Med-Treatment Air volunteered to acquire Gonzalez to a hospital in San Antonio, where he is even now getting treatment method.
While Gonzalez remains unconscious and intubated, his family members says his vitals are strengthening.