Hospitalized COVID-19 individual in will need of remedy unavailable in RGV

A Valley mom is pleading for help as her son fights for his daily life versus the coronavirus.

It is really been practically two months given that Irasema Diaz’s 23-yr-aged son Eric Jared Diaz was admitted into the clinic with COVID-19. 

Even though they the two contracted the virus about the identical time, Diaz suggests she recovered, but her son did not. With tears in her eyes, Diaz remembers a single of the past conversations she experienced with her son ahead of he was intubated. 

“He texted me, he is like, ‘Mom, am I likely to die?’ I instructed him no— you’re not likely to die,” she said. 

But in accordance to health professionals, the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatment method, utilized on critically ill clients like Eric, is not accessible in the Rio Grande Valley.

While the relatives states they attempted transporting him to a San Antonio medical center, they were instructed there wasn’t enough space for Eric. 

Now, they’re leaning on their faith, praying that Eric keeps preventing although they come across a clinic with the particular ECMO cure which is willing to assist. 

“He is this kind of a very good man or woman, these kinds of a great father,” Eric’s girlfriend Gabby Ozuna said as she held their daughter. “It just hurts me that she’s so little, and I want her to have her father.”

Diaz stated her son experienced been hesitant to get vaccinated from the virus, but it was something they ended up established on undertaking after beating COVID-19. 

“The health care provider told me, if he would have had it, he would not be in that situation,” Diaz stated. “So, if any person is considering of not obtaining that vaccine, I counsel not to think about it twice.” 

Medical practitioners say Eric will probably will need a lung transplant. The relatives is now inquiring for prayers and hoping someone can help get their son admitted into a medical center that provides the cure he needs to survive.