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A 28-year-old doctor, Adeline Fagan, who died fighting COVID-19, had worn the same mask at a Houston hospital, where she worked “for weeks or even months” when she contracted the disease, her family said.
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Adeline Fagan originally from Syracuse
Dr. Adeline Fagan, originally from Syracuse, participated in a rotation treating coronavirus patients at HCA Houston Healthcare West in July, The Guardian reported.
It is not known how she became infected, but her family believes her alleged lack of proper PPE likely played a role.
“Adeline had an N95 mask and her name was written on it,” her sister Maureen Fagan told the outlet.
“Adeline used the same N95 for weeks and weeks, even months and months.”
Adeline, who was in her second year in gynecology, has been quarantined at home after testing positive for the virus. However, her sister urged her to go to the hospital when she noticed that her lips had turned blue.
The hospital tried to treat her failing lungs
For two weeks, the hospital tried to treat her lungs with supplemental oxygen, the outlet reported.
However, she was eventually transferred to another hospital where she was placed on an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine.
Her family said she appeared to be on the mend, but then learned last month that she had suffered a massive brain hemorrhage and needed emergency surgery.
“The doctor said she saw this type of event in COVID patients who spend time on ECMO,” wrote her family on a GoFundMe page.
They said they were told there was a 1 in 1 million chance that he would survive the procedure, which, if he survived, could cause serious cognitive and sensory problems.
“We spent the remaining minutes hugging, comforting, and talking to Adeline,” the family wrote. “And then the world stopped.”
A spokeswoman for the hospital where she worked said her colleagues were “devastated” by the doctor’s death.
However, the establishment’s medical director, Dr. Emily Sedgwick, has denied claims that employees constantly have to reuse their PPE.
“Our protocol, based on CDC guidelines, includes co-workers who don their N95 masks at the end of each shift and receive another mask at the beginning of their next shift,” she told The Guardian.