Relations stated Lydia Rodriguez and her husband Lawrence have been each admitted to the hospital almost three weeks in the past with the virus.
“We have been informed they’re very, very, very, very sick is what the physician informed us,” stated her cousin, Dottie Jones. “And in the event that they do survive, it should be a protracted, lengthy street.”
Jones stated the couple had not been vaccinated for COVID-19.
“They did not consider in vaccines,” stated Jones. “And also you attempt to discuss to them, and he or she simply did not like that. Did not belief it, I assume.”
As soon as she was in ICU, Lydia modified her thoughts concerning the vaccine and requested to get it, however medical doctors informed her it was too late.
“Earlier than she bought intubated, one of many final issues she informed her sister was ‘Please be sure that my kids get vaccinated,'” Jones stated. “It is exhausting to do this in hindsight. To suppose that she would not be there, she can be there for her youngsters proper now if she had been vaccinated.”
Jones says she shares this in hopes of different households not ending up like hers.
“I simply am uninterested in the anti-vax rhetoric that’s inflicting so many, like my cousin and her household, to not get vaccinated,” she stated.
As Lydia and Lawrence stay within the ICU on ventilators, Jones and different relations are serving to with the Rodriguez’s 4 kids. A GoFundMe has been set as much as assist with medical prices and payments.
“Our hearts are simply damaged,” stated Jones. “We damage for the youngsters. We damage for them and we simply need them higher and residential.”
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