Karl-Anthony Towns' Mother In Medically Induced Coma Showing COVID-19 Symptoms

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Karl-Anthony Towns' Mother In Medically Induced Coma Showing COVID-19 Symptoms 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:27 pm

Karl-Anthony Towns has announced that his mother, Jacqueline Cruz, is in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator due to complications from what he believes to be COVID-19.


"I think it's important that everyone understands the severity of what's happening in the world right now with the coronavirus, and I think where my life is right now could help, so I decided to do this video and give you an update of where I'm at," Towns said during a nearly six-minute video posted to Instagram. "I was told early last week my parents weren't feeling well. My first reaction to her was to go seek medical attention immediately. There's no reason to wait, just go to the nearest hospital. And after a couple days of not showing any signs of improvement, I was very adamant on the first day to go to a hospital and seek further evaluation.


"Specifically, my sister told her she needs to get checked for corona. I don't think anyone really understood what it was, with deteriorating condition. She kept getting worse, she kept getting worse, and the hospital was doing everything they can."


"She just wasn't getting better," Towns continued. "Her fever was never cutting from 103, maybe go down to 101.9 with the meds, and then immediately spike back up during the night. She was very uncomfortable. Her lungs were getting worse, her cough was getting worse. She was deteriorating. She was deteriorating -- and we always felt that the next medicine would help. This is the one that's going to get it done. This mixture is going to get it done."

Via Nick Friedell/ESPN

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Re: Karl-Anthony Towns' Mother In Medically Induced Coma Showing COVID-19 Symptoms 

Post#2 » by TheCage4 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:32 pm

I worry for the health of my parents as well, but they need to confirm that KAT’s mom is positive for COVID-19 before he continues to label it as such.

The symptoms sound spot on though. I hope she can come out of this.
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Re: Karl-Anthony Towns' Mother In Medically Induced Coma Showing COVID-19 Symptoms 

Post#3 » by castor777 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:45 pm

TheCage4 wrote:I worry for the health of my parents as well, but they need to confirm that KAT’s mom is positive for COVID-19 before he continues to label it as such.

The symptoms sound spot on though. I hope she can come out of this.

Not sure where she's located, but testing still isn't widespread enough in all parts of the country yet. And many patients in NYC and LA are being treated for COVID-19 if they're showing the right symptoms without going through testing to save as much resources as possible right now.
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Re: Karl-Anthony Towns' Mother In Medically Induced Coma Showing COVID-19 Symptoms 

Post#4 » by LAKESHOW » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:37 am

Damn, hope for the best.
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Re: Karl-Anthony Towns' Mother In Medically Induced Coma Showing COVID-19 Symptoms 

Post#5 » by shrink » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:54 pm

Seeing him explain this in the video is heartbreaking. It’s worth a look though to help understand the importance of social distancing, and how every case has an effect not just on the patient, but their whole family.

Stay safe, everyone. For you, and for your loved ones.

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