A 20-year old mother has passed away from what is being chalked up as a flu death by health officials, however, the incident isn’t short some oddities.
“She checked into the hospital at 7:30 and by 3:25 she was gone,” said Stephanie Gonzales, the aunt of Alani Murrieta, said to Fox11 out of Los Angeles.
Murrieta was considered to be “very healthy” prior to passing away, leaving two children behind. Last Sunday, Murrieta left work feeling a little sick. On Monday, her sister decided to take her to an urgent care for what was considered a routine visit. She was diagnosed with a case of the flu and given meds. But that night, Murrieta fell into a much deeper sickness. On Tuesday morning, Murrieta was troubled with her breathing so her mother took her to the emergency room.
Her oxygen levels were low. They took an x-ray around 9 that morning, and they told her she had pneumonia, and it kind of just went downhill after that,” Gonzales said.
After being placed on a ventilator, Murrieta’s heart stopped. She was unable to be resuscitated. She had no preexisting conditions. The doctors decided that the cause of death was pneumonia which stemmed from the original flu.
Murrieta was not given a flu shot, but the article says that it wouldn’t have made a difference anyway.
One question I’d have is what medications was she given on Sunday night?