With San Diego County amidst an influenza pandemic, one family is in the battle of their lives.
Intensely calmed and on a ventilator, Shawn Burrough, of Lakeside, is in the Intensive Care Unit at Sharp Grossmont Hospital battling for each and every breath.
“He’s in renal disappointment due to the disease in his blood. He’s getting dialysis,” his significant other Jennifer disclosed to KTLA sister station KSWB in San Diego.
Jennifer said everything began around Christmas when an influenza bug hit the Burrough family.
“He had a little chest clog, cerebral pain, body throb – the standard stuff where you’re similar to, ‘alright, I’m getting this season’s cold virus,'” Jennifer Burrough.
Despite the fact that her better half was debilitated, he kept on working and didn’t rest.
Jennifer Burrough said the following thing she knew, they were in the crisis room on New Year’s Day.
“He couldn’t relax. They needed to surge me out, they needed to intubate him and steady him,” she said. “They revealed to me he was in renal disappointment, his white check was through the rooftop, he has extreme pneumonia.”
Jennifer said she and her family selected not to get this season’s cold virus shot since the achievement rate was low. Presently, over her better half becoming ill, the two more youthful kids have likewise tried positive for the influenza infection.
“The specialist looked at them. Their lungs are clear. Express gratitude toward God everything’s fine,” she told the station.
Jennifer said Shawn is a U.S. Naval force veteran who battled in the Gulf War. He maintains two sources of income and is a father of four youngsters. She never envisioned an influenza infection would bring him down.
“Other than being a little overweight he’s absolutely solid, an absolutely sound person,” said Jennifer.
Thinking back, she wishes she would have been more cautious.
“In case you’re wiped out – I mean the primary hack, I couldn’t care less if it’s not this season’s cold virus – go get seen in the event of some unforeseen issue. You never know,” said Jennifer.
Since Shawn has been hospitalized, every day is a battle.
“He’s my stone. He’s the adoration for my life, sole supplier, incredible man,” she said. “He’s beginning and end.”
Companions of the family have set up a raising money page to help pay for costs.