Judy Bottila Judy's Journey

First post: Oct 25, 2021 Latest post: Nov 1, 2021

Welcome to Judy's CaringBridge website.  We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement throughout her journey. Thank you for visiting.

To begin, both Judy and Duane were fully vaccinated last January. Our dad suffered from 2 strokes in 2016 and 2017, since then Judy has been his primary caretaker.

On September 27th, Judy started feeling a little under the weather.  She was tested for Covid-19 on September 27th and was told she was positive on October 1st. Duane fell on Saturday, October 2nd and was rushed to the hospital, where he also tested positive, with very mild symptoms. He's since been transferred to a transitional care facility and they are taking great care of him.

She progressively felt worse throughout the week and by Monday, October 4th, she was admitted to North Memorial Maple Grove hospital with severe symptoms.  Long story short, they started her with oxygen up her nose, then onto a Optiflow oxygen, then onto a Bipap machine and on Thursday, October 21st, put on a ventilator and moved to North Memorial, Robbinsdale (NMMC).  NMMC, has better equipment to handle her injuries. They are a level 1 trauma center.

They have her heavily sedated with a paralyzing medication so that the machine will do all the work for her, so she can just relax and heal. 

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