RAYMORE, Mo. — As instances rise throughout the nation and within the Kansas City space, one household in Raymore is sharing side-by-side stories of survival after a mom and daughter had been each hospitalized with COVID-19.
Cindy Mager observed she wasn’t feeling nicely after a visit to Colorado.
“A day or two later, I start coughing up blood. And so Mom says, you’ve got COVID. I do not have COVID, this isn’t a symptom. So I went to the hospital, they thought I had a pulmonary embolism,” she mentioned.
A constructive take a look at confirmed the worst fears for Cindy, a Type 1 diabetic.
“I immediately start crying, I ask the nurse am I going to die?” she recalled.
She was transferred to Research Medical Center, away from her mom Saundra, who was first identified with most cancers in 2012. Shortly after her daughter was hospitalized, she too examined constructive.
“I had open-heart surgery in 2012, so I’ve had a battle from that to this,” Saundra Kay Mount recalled.
She too feared the worst.
“I actually thought I was gonna die and so did they,” the mom recalled.
The blessing of being alive in the present day just isn’t misplaced on her.
“I’m the most blessed person in the world,” Saundra mentioned, preventing again tears. “I love my family, my home, and everybody.”
Saundra’s workforce went to work, treating her with steroids, plasma, and Remdesivir. She obtained these remedies a number of rooms away from her daughter.
“We were able to get her in there. That made me feel so much better,” Cindy mentioned.
Cindy thought she was within the clear after receiving plasma and steroid therapy, however her oxygen ranges dropped.
“Two days later, I can’t breathe. I just can’t catch my breath,” Cindy defined. She endured two hospital stays – however Cindy and Saundra each beat the virus.
“I feel like me and Mom are proof you can survive COVID. You can come out the other side feeling better,” Cindy mentioned.
She and her mom are grateful to spend the vacations with their large household.
“They’re going to have a really nice Christmas because we’re here,” she mentioned.
They’re additionally grateful for his or her well being.
“I feel like a new person. I feel 40-some years younger. I’m gonna go dancing again,” Saundra mentioned with a smile.