‘I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy’ – Wife tells story of husband’s fight with COVID-19

A Camden County woman is sharing her family’s story of dealing with coronavirus in the hopes that others will heed her warning.

News 12 Staff

Mar 27, 2020, 10:19 PM

Updated 1,522 days ago

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A Camden County woman is sharing her family’s story of dealing with coronavirus in the hopes that others will heed her warning.
Amy Breslow of Cherry Hill says that her husband Brett is currently in the ICU after testing positive for COVID-19 last week.
“He texted me back and said that they had just wheeled him back to a room, that I should go home and that he loved me,” Breslow says. “And that was the last time that I heard from him.”
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It has now been over a week since Breslow last saw her husband since she is not allowed inside Cooper Hospital in Camden, where he has been since last Friday when his symptoms worsened. Breslow says that within hours, Brett took a turn for the worse.
“Literally within an hour and a half, to two hours they had him intubated and on a ventilator. He walked in there and then that’s what happened,” Breslow says. “My husband has no underlying medical conditions. He’s 50 years old. He’s in good health.”
The father of two has been in the ICU ever since. Breslow says that she has been able to communicate with doctors over the phone. Those doctors have told her that it could be weeks before Brett’s condition improves.
“It’s the worst. It’s absolutely the worst. I mean, the hospital staff has been phenomenal in answering all my questions,” Breslow says. “They’ve been wonderful, but it has been really, really difficult to not be at his bedside and seeing everything in action.”
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Breslow says that her advice to the public is to not ignore symptoms and to listen to officials.
“You have to take it seriously because the next person could be you or your loved ones. We are going through hell right now and I don’t think anybody wants to go through this hell. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy,” she says.
Breslow says that her husband has been approved as a candidate for plasma donations. The Food & Drug Administration approved the measure which will fuse plasma donated by coronavirus survivors with those who are fighting the virus. Doctors say that they hope the antibodies in a survivor’s plasma will help fight off the virus more rapidly.


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