Richard Garay claims that he and 27 different members of his household had been contaminated with COVID-19. His father, Vidal Garay, 60, handed away only a day earlier than Father’s Day earlier this month.
Garay, 27, claims he first started experiencing signs of COVID-19 in late Could, together with his father falling in poor health round that very same time.
“Inside days, our well being simply deteriorated. It went from, you understand, sooner or later being OK to I can’t breathe, I can’t stand up, I can’t eat,” he informed native information station CBSLA.
He stated he and his father examined constructive for the novel virus on June four and each began quarantining collectively thereafter. Different members of their household additionally examined constructive across the similar time, with Garay suspecting they might have contracted it from a relative who came visiting in Could or from a caretaker who takes care of his mom. Nevertheless, the definitive supply of an infection stays a thriller.
At one level whereas battling COVID-19, Garay skilled problem respiration and was taken to the hospital by way of ambulance.
“I’m like, ‘Dad, I don’t assume I’m going to make it,’” Garay informed the information outlet of what had been finally his final phrases to his father. “That was the very last thing I informed my father, and the very last thing my dad noticed was his son suffocating.”
Not lengthy after, Vidal was additionally taken to an area hospital after his situation deteriorated to the purpose that he might now not recuperate at house. After two weeks of care, Vidal – who had not too long ago battled leukemia and suffered from a uncommon type of anemia, CBSLA reported – handed away from COVID-19, forsaking a spouse, three sons, and 4 grandchildren.
Everybody else within the household who was contaminated has reportedly recovered, per the information station.
“In case you assume it’s faux, you’re going to proceed to do what you’re doing and never defend your self. You don’t need to be able the place you end up in a hospital mattress … earlier than it’s too late,” Richard informed the native information station KTLA.
“I don’t need my father’s demise to be in useless,” he added. “I need individuals to grasp coronavirus is an actual factor.”