Adeline Fagan was a promising young doctor from New York. She had just begun her second year in Houston, and after recently treating patients with COVID-19, she caught the virus herself.
The 28-year-old doctor is not the person you expect to suffer from terrible complications from the virus, but that is exactly what happened.
In Dr. Fagan’s case, she eventually suffered severe cerebral hemorrhage.
Her father, Brant Fagan, wrote a post on the Go Fund Me account where people donate to her hospital bills. He said on September 1
After more than a month on a ventilator that escalated to ECMO treatment, her father said they finally had “wonderful progress” for several days in a row when emergency surgery was performed to try to relieve the brain bleeding.
Brant Fagan said they were told that cerebral hemorrhage could be a complication once a patient is on this type of treatment and has a “one in a million” chance of surviving surgery.
She does not.
Dr. Fagan has just begun his second year as a resident obstetrician at HCA Healthcare West (near Galleria.)
“We are devastated by the tragic death of Dr. Adeline Fagan. Our hearts go out to her relatives, friends and colleagues. “Dr. Fagan has touched so many lives and will always be remembered for his happiness and beautiful smile, as well as his devotion to mothers and babies,” said HCA Healthcare.
Now the health community across the country is grieving with its family.
Dr. Jesse O’Shea of Emory in Atlanta tweeted, “I grieve for her sisters and family. My fellow health professionals, please continue to be careful. “
Infectious Diseases Expert at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Peter Hotez, replied, “Thank you for your fearlessness, compassion, and heroism, Dr. Fagan.”
Doctors warn young people not to be too careful when taking precautions to protect their health. There is an increased risk of strokes and heart attacks among patients with coronavirus, regardless of their age.
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