florida is one of the worst places in the country to rebound from the outbreak. florida’s hospitals in such circumstances can be said to be “one bed difficult to find”, in order to receive treatment, some patients with Coronavirus in florida can only venture thousands of miles to other state hospitals for treatment.
robbie and susan live in florida. this summer, as the outbreak eased and fewer people wore masks, the robbies relaxed their guard. on july 4, they visited relatives and friends during the holidays and went on an outing, and susan thought her husband had contracted it at that time.
less than two weeks later, robbie was diagnosed and hospitalized on july 17, and his condition deteriorated rapidly within a few days. the doctor told susan that robbie might die soon if she continued to do so. on the doctor’s advice, susan began to struggle to find a hospital that could provide oxygenation of the in vitro membrane lung.
florida resident susan robbie underwent an intubation in the intensive care unit on july 25, after which he was in desperate need of in vitro membrane pulmonary oxygenation, but his hospital was unable to provide it, making it nearly impossible to transfer him to another hospital in florida.
from southern florida to the north, we looked for all the hospitals, but all the beds were used by Coronavirus patients who were treated with in vitro membrane pulmonary oxygenation, so we had to desperately search for hospitals outside florida.
susan mentioned that the family had not been vaccinated before because of concerns about the side effects of the vaccine. robbie called susan on july 25 before signing the intubation, saying he regretted not getting vaccinated before.
florida resident susan: that morning robbie called me and told me he was going to sign for intubation, and he cried and said he regretted not getting vaccinated, and finally he begged me to get vaccinated right away.
after calling 169 hospitals, in august, susan managed to transfer robbie to a connecticut hospital, where he was treated, where he was better off, weighing more than 40 pounds, and is now undergoing physical recovery training. susan said robbie had recently consulted with her to put up a sign on her doorstep that said: ‘if you’re not vaccinated, don’t come in.’ several of susan’s relatives also contracted the coronavirus this summer, and many of their relatives and friends changed their minds and decided to vaccinate.