Sharon Zastrow

First post: Oct 16, 2021 Latest post: Nov 16, 2021
Sharon tested positive for Covid in September. She was able to remain at home, under the wonderful care of Dave and the monitoring of her doctor, for the first 10 days. On October 1, her doctor recommended she be taken to the ER for some IV fluids. At this time, they discovered her oxygen levels were dangerously low and admitted her into the Watertown ICU.

Dave visited her regularly here, but was unable to go inside her room due to Covid protocols. Eric and Robin were also able to visit. During this time, she had her highs and lows. At some points she was able to sit in a chair with only a nasal cannula delivering oxygen. Most times she was on a bipap machine, which helped force oxygen in there lungs.

On October 12, Sharon was using full flow of the bipap machine, but her oxygen levels dipped. The doctors asked for her consent to intubate a breathing tube, if needed. Dave was allowed to enter Sharon’s room, pray with her, and they both consented to the intubation. By God’s grace, the oxygen levels stabilized for a few hours so Eric and Jen could talk to her.

Unfortunately, on the afternoon of October 13, Sharon’s body was growing weaker and the doctors decided intubation was the only option. Within a few hours of the intubation, Sharon was flown to Meriter Hospital in Madison and is currently under their amazing care.

The road to recovery is long, but we are hopeful knowing our God is bigger than any virus. I (her daughter, Jen) will do my best to keep this page updated. We know there are so many lives that have been touched by Mom and we want to do our best to keep you up-to-date. Please keep those prayers going. Pray for Mom’s strength, Dad’s trust, and the medical team’s knowledge.

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