A woman in Florida (United States) had to live a tragic outcome to what could be a story of resilience when After having managed to overcome a COVID-19 that admitted her to intensive care, she came home to find her husband dead from the same disease.
Lisa Steadman, 58, contracted COVID-19 almost on par with her husband Ron, 55, who first fell ill and visited the hospital for complications.
“They sent him home with medicine and stuff because he wasn’t in distress or anything like that. It was like I had a bad cold. “the woman told local media.
But days later she got worse and had to be admitted to the Winter Haven Hospital emergency room after fainting. THe had also been dealing with other unrelated illnesses.
She was hospitalized for eight days, during which time her husband remained at home, also under care because he had not yet recovered. She says that Ron had told her that his phone was not working properly.
“He had told me that his phone was malfunctioning and that it would not charge. On Monday (August 23), I couldn’t locate him. So I sent in the Winter Haven Police Department for a wellness check. They talked to him. It was good”said Lisa.
The version was confirmed by Jaime Brown, police spokesman, who confirmed to local media the visit to Mr. Steadman, who was in good health.
So when she couldn’t reach her husband on Tuesday, she thought her phone had been discharged.
The next day Lisa was discharged from the hospital and returned home, but upon entering he found Ron dead in his bedroom. Beside him were his dogs, visibly weakened from lack of food and water.
“It was a nightmare. Just a nightmare “, Lisa said. “I can’t get that image out of my mind. I wish I had never found it like that. “
The woman says that despite her tragic departure she prefers to find peace thinking that Ron no longer suffers: “He was a humble family man, very friendly, willing to help any God fearing family man.”
Ron Steadman’s doctor told Lisa that her husband had died from complications related to COVID. None of the Steadmans had been vaccinated.
“We both felt it hadn’t been tested enough yet. Now, after being in the hospital and talking to my doctor, when I can take it, I will do it in September “said the woman.
Steadman is still struggling with some COVID-19 symptoms and she has not been able to return to her job as a nail stylist.
“Just love your loved ones. You don’t know what will happen tomorrow “, said.