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Earle had not been feeling well for several days with flu like symptoms. (He had the flu shot about 2 weeks before.) I took him to the doctor on Monday when he didn’t improve. They listened to his breathing and checked him for things like miningitis. They concluded that he had the flu and gave him a few prescriptions to help him sleep (his main complaint) and to alleviate his symptoms. We went home and were expecting the “flu” to run it’s course. He didn’t improve and on Wednesday afternoon I noticed that his feet looked dirty. When I looked up close I saw that his toes were turning blue! His eyes were vey bloodshot. He was also very dizzy and having a little trouble breathing. I called the doctor’s office and they said to take him to the ER. I had to help him get dressed and assist him to the car. When we got to CalvertHealth Medical Center they took him right back. They told me that he was having multi-organ failure and pneumonia! He was too sick to be treated there. They worked hard to stabilize him and to find an ICU bed at a Hospital that specialized in infectious diseases. They arranged for him to be transported to Georgetown University Hospital by helicopter. He arrived here around midnight on Wednesday November 7th.