This young man died Thanksgiving morning. He left behind him a wife and two young sons.
He went to his doctor with cold/flu like symptoms. The doctor said, “It’s just a cold.” So home he went. He continued to feel poorly. He called his doctor a few days later saying he was not feeling any better but was, in fact, feeling worse. The doctor said, “It’s a cold. You need to wait five days.”
He continued to feel so poorly he went to the ER at St. Luke’s who promptly diagnosed him with the H1N1 flu. Unable to treat him properly, they sent him to UofP Hospital in Philadelphia. There he was put in a chemically induced coma, with the hopes that with treatment he would recover. Emergency surgery was then performed to deal with complications.
Sadly, this young father did not recover, but died due to the swine flu.
The son of this young father had just gotten over the swine flu when his own symptoms started.
“It’s just a cold.”
Pray for the repose of Craig.
Pray for Craig’s family and children.
Pray for Craig’s doctor. He made a mistake.
How does one write that in the medical chart? “Whoops. I made a boo-boo. Not a cold but H1N1. Patient now deceased.”