Darlene's Story

Montebello, CA

They never wanted him to get better. It makes me so sad that they took a husband, a father, and a son.

My husband died alone with no visits from his family. The day he passed, they let us in to see him. It was one of the saddest days of my life.

How It Started


“ I called to check up on him they said he was doing ok I instructed the nurse I did not want him to take Remdesivir she said she would note it.”

My husband Larry was not feeling well. He went to urgent care on Monday 1/3/22, they tested him for Covid the results were positive they prescribed him cough medicine told him to go to the hospital if he couldn’t breathe, so he went home to sleep it off he wanted me and my daughter to stay away for a few days till he felt better so we did. The next day a friend told me he should have gotten antibiotics. I called his PCP. They prescribed him a Zpack this was two days after he went to urgent care. I came back home on Friday, 1/7/22. He was still sick, so I called for a front-line doctor phone appointment. It was set up for Monday 1/10/22. But Sunday 1/9/22, he was having a hard time breathing, so I had to call 911 they took him to the hospital. I called to check up on him they said he was doing ok I instructed the nurse I did not want him to take Remdesivir she said she would note it. At 330 am on 1/10/22 I got a call from the ER Doctor, she said my husband Larry needs to be on a ventilator cause his oxygen was too low he is confused from the low oxygen then would be taken to the ICU. He sat in the ER for two days till he got a bed. I asked for a feeding tube so he could have the energy to fight they did give him a feeding tube.


The Fight For Budesonide


I searched and found a clip with Dr. Richard Bartlett from Texas with the budesonide works, so the next day, I worked hard to get him on this. It took me over 3 days to get an ethics meeting. I had to change doctors, but they started him on 1/13/22. Everything was looking good day by day. His need for oxygen was getting lower and lower from 100 percent on oxygen to 50 percent by 1/15/22. Then I called to check in on him; he was back to 100 percent for the next two days. I believe they stopped the budesonide they did not want it to work. I kept pushing, making sure he got his breathing treatment, so by 1/22/22, he was off the ventilator. It was such a relief. sitting in the ICU; he thought he got in a car accident P/T came out to work with him. He was drinking water and asking for ice chips. The infection control doctor signed him off, stopped the antibiotics, and stopped the budesonide. So, I emailed his pulmonologist and told him he was just sitting in ICU with no treatment. How could we prevent a recurrence? He told me he would check on him and call me back. This was on 1/22/22. He never did. In another email to his doctor, I said I wanted him to continue the budesonide. This was on 1/24/22 they started the budesonide the next day.

Back On The Ventilator


“ My husband Larry died on 2/5/22 from their negligence.”

I called to check on him, they stated he had a seizure in the morning. They called in a neurologist gave him a CT scan. Everything came out good; an EEG was ordered came out good. By /1/27/22, they stated his oxygen was getting worse, and he had a fever of 107. They had to put him back on the ventilator. The infection control doctor told me he had an

infection. Still, they were going to treat it .. day by day, it got worse his kidneys were failing, they started him on dialysis, his blood pressure was so low he had to be on three b/p medication now he is critical. They never told me he was septic. I had to pull in out of the nephrologist. I asked whether he had septic shock he told me yes. My husband Larry died on 2/5/22 from their negligence. They never wanted him to get better. It makes me so sad that they took a husband, a father, and a son. I don’t know at this point if they gave him Remdesivir or started him on the antibiotics too late that the septic shock took him down so fast cause he was already weak from the ventilator and Covid. from the day my husband was taken to the hospital I fought for him I tried my best. Still, it’s hard to fight against these doctors and nurses who are knowledgeable about what works but do nothing. My husband died alone with no visits from his family. The day he passed, they let us in to see him. It was one of the saddest days of my life. Now I have to arrange a funeral.


Larry was such a wonderful person. So selfless he loved his family. We were his whole life as he was ours always. He was up for anything, cooking, football, and he was a big movie fan, He never called off work no matter what. He was 2 years short of retirement was counting down to spend more time with his family. The hospital stole his and our life with no remorse.


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