A woman from Michigan has lost her husband of 35 years and her only son to coronavirus within three days of one another.
Sandy Brown of Grand Blanc said she’s suffering indescribable grief after losing her husband and son, Freddie Lee Brown Jr. and Freddie Lee Brown III, in a span of three days, the Detroit News reported.
“There’s not even a word created to describe my pain. It’s unimaginable,” she said.
Her 59-year-old husband fell sick in the middle of March, coming down with chills and muscle aches, according to the outlet.
Soon, her husband, who had had a kidney transplant, began having trouble breathing and was admitted to Ascension Genesys Hospital, the outlet reported.
He tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on a ventilator, which required he be put in a medically induced coma, the report said.
Within days, Sandy received a call that his lung collapsed and to rush to the hospital, where she learned that doctors were unable to save him, according to the report.
Nurses urged her to not go into his hospital room, but she insisted, putting on protective gear to say goodbye to her husband, the newspaper reported.
“I’m going in that room,” she reportedly told them. “I don’t care what I have to do. I’ll sign whatever I need to sign.”
The next day, her 20-year-old son, Freddie III, who had asthma, became sick with a fever and a cough, the outlet reported.
Sandy brought him to the same hospital, where his health briefly improved before he began struggling to breathe, the report said.
It was only three days after her husband’s death when she received the same call from the hospital asking her how quickly she could get there, the outlet reported. She learned that her son had also succumbed to the virus.
“In three days, I lost my husband and son to an ugly plague,” Sandy told the newspaper. “I watched my son go from completely well and whole and happy to being gone in three days.”