Gary Kroneberger

First post: Jul 13, 2022 Latest post: Jul 27, 2022
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Our dad, Gary, got Covid in early June.  With his non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, his immune system is compromised making it difficult to fight things that most of us can recover from.  On June 27th, he was admitted to the Covid-ICU at UT-Southwestern hospital in Dallas, TX.  We spent a week in the restricted ICU and then he was moved to the regular ICU last week.  The goal has been to allow him to breathe with less support.  When he was first admitted, he was on 100% oxygen and nitric to allow his blood oxygen levels to increase.

As time went on, he was working harder and harder to get enough oxygen, and his blood gas level continued to go down.  On Saturday, 7/9, they transitioned him to a bi-pap mask for the majority of the day, a step above his oxygen mask, to keep a more constant flow through his body.  On Tuesday, 7/12, his blood oxygen levels were in the 40s, and he began to go into the early stages of delirium and hypoxia, where there's not enough oxygen reaching tissue and other organs in the body.   He was able to make the conscious decision, with his wife Kelli and his doctors, to be intubated and put on a ventilator.  

Our Dad is a fighter and a stubborn patient :).  He has been in good spirits, whether he's been able to eat or on a liquid diet.  We continue to visit him as much as we can and pray every day for his recovery.  Please pray for him and for our family!

Lini & Janey

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