Darnell Whitaker

First post: Jan 29, 2022 Latest post: Mar 5, 2022
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place.  Updates will be published here as we get them.  The hospital policy is to provide one update between 12-4PM daily.  I try to chase updates more frequently, but it doesn't always work.  In an effort to keep this site as focused on updates and well wishes, please direct any additional questions/concerns for Kristy or Shelly directly.  

We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement, all of which will be read to him anytime we get the opportunity.  Thank you for visiting.  

Darnell is one of those people who never gets sick.  After fighting covid for several days, he continued to be winded just walking short distances within the house.  We spoke with a nurse thru his medical insurance who recommended he be seen that day.  Since it was a Sunday, we went to urgent care in hopes of getting an inhaler, or some kind of prescription to help.  However, things were more serious than expected and he was admitted to the hospital, then shortly thereafter, ICU.  He fought in ICU for several days before agreeing to be put on a ventilator the morning of 1/21.  Darnell is a strong, energetic, athletic, and stubborn individual who needs our love and support as he fights this terrible illness.