One family from Cuiabá died as a result of Covid-19 between February 20 and 3 of this month. O father Octacilio dos Santos Araújo, 91, mother Geny Maria Haddad Araujo, 78, and children Monique Haddad Araujo Patzlaff, 55, and João José Haddad Araujo, 58, were hospitalized to treat the disease, but did not resist the complications caused by the coronavirus.
Student Myllena Haddad Araujo Patzlaff, Monique’s daughter, told the G1 that the family has always taken all preventive precautions and that the loss has left everyone devastated.
“It is a tragedy. They were very loved and loved by all, wonderful people with even more wonderful hearts. The best mom I could have, the best grandpa and grandma I could have, and the best uncle I could have. I miss them every day, and they will be forever in our hearts and thoughts ”, he lamented.
According to Myllena, the first to experience Covid-19 symptoms was grandfather Octacilio, on the 10th of February. He was infected with the coronavirus twice.
Myllena Haddad lost her grandparents Octacilio dos Santos and Geny Maria Haddad to Covid-19 – Photo: Myllena Haddad / Personal archive
According to her, the suspicion is that the virus was contracted from a health professional who went to the family home for treatment and had the disease, but did not know until then.
Octacilio got the vaccine against Covid-19 on February 13, however, he was already infected. On the same day, the elderly man had a fever and went to a hospital.
“The doctor said it was a reaction to the vaccine, gave her some medication and released it. As he had taken Covid in mid-December, we didn’t think it could be, we thought it was the vaccine’s reaction, ”he said.
Myllena said that two days later, her grandfather’s fever returned. Again, he went to the doctor and took new medications, which caused a temporary improvement.
“On February 17, he had shortness of breath, used oxygen at home, and on the 18th he went to the hospital. The attending doctor ordered blood tests, a CT scan, and a Covid test. The result was positive. The lung was already 50% compromised ”, he reported.
Octacilio was referred to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and, during treatment, he contracted a bacterial infection. Two days later, on February 20, he died.
Monique Haddad leaves her husband and two daughters – Photo: Myllena Haddad / Personal archive
The student also said that, on the same day of her grandfather’s death, tthe whole family performed the Covid test, and the results were positive.
A Octacilio’s wife was intubated eight days after his death, also to treat the disease. To avoid being in the hospital, she went home with home care. However, due to the impairment of the lungs, Geny passed away on March 6.
“My mother had home care at home just like my grandmother. On the 3rd of March, she went to the hospital, on the 4th she intubated, and on the 15th of March, she died ”, said Myllena.
João José leaves two daughters – Photo: Myllena Haddad / Personal archive
Myllena’s uncle, João José, who had recently moved to Valinhos (SP), was admitted to the city on March 6, only for medical follow-up and without the need for an ICU. On the 30th, he was released com home care.
However, according to Myllena, at dawn last friday (2), João returned to the hospital and went straight to the ICU. On Saturday (3), he underwent a procedure to remove water from the lung, but the organ did not return to normal size and he died.
“My grandparents leave a daughter, my mother leaves two daughters and the husband and my uncle leaves his two daughters,” said Myllena.
Other members of the family were also infected with the coronavirus, but they had no serious symptoms, had the treatment isolated at home and are now recovered.
Octacílio was a former secretary of public security in Mato Grosso. Her daughter Monique was a councilor for Chapada dos Guimarães, and her son João José was a former secretary of education in Sumaré (SP).
The State Department of Health (SES) notified, until Sunday (4), 315,087 cases and 7,999 deaths from the disease since the beginning of the pandemic.
Among confirmed, suspected and discarded cases for Covid-19, there are 505 hospitalizations in public ICUs and 500 public wards. That is, the occupancy rate is 97.68% for adult ICUs and 57% for adult wards.
In Mato Grosso, more than a thousand deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded in the last 14 days.
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