Jim LaMott

First post: Jan 9, 2022 Latest post: Jan 21, 2022
It started back on January 1st. Dad wasn't feeling the best but thought he just had a cold. He was very weak and was struggling to get out of his chair. At one attempt he fell to the floor and couldn't get up. Mom tried to help him get up but wasn't able. So she called Gary. When he got there he was able to get him up and helped bring him to Mercy Hospital er because that had the shortest wait time.  They wouldn't let Mom and Gary stay so they went back home to wait for calls. Other then being weak and a little cold symptoms he seemed ok. They tested him for Covid and that came back positive. They also ran tests on his heart and labs to see if anything else was going on. At that time his heart enzymes were off and his INR levels were low. So they admitted him for further monitoring. The dr and nurses kept saying covid wise he seems fine just need to make sure the heart was good and he was strong. He continued to experience weakness and his heart ended up looking great so on Monday the 3rd they send him home. They gave him a walker for stability as he was still weak. Gary came by Monday to help get him in the house and situated so mom could run and get the items needed to help dad at home. Tuesday and Wednesday he was weak and needed alot of help and had very bad diarrhea. Anything that went in his mouth came right back out. Due to this he struggled to eat and drink. At about 4am Thursday morning Dad woke up and needed to use the bathroom. He was reaching for his walker and didn't have a good grip and fell out of bed.  Mom called 911 to help get him up. After the firemen helped get him up. They advised Dad that they call an ambulance and be transported that way to the hospital. He agreed. Ambulance took him he walked out with help of the amazing fireman and paramedics that came. Overall his vitals looked good except his oxygen was a little low so they put him on 4 litters of oxygen. When he got to the hospital they did a chest xray and a CT scan. His chest xray showed a little pneumonia.

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