posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:26 PM
The thing that struck me was that the patient was "morbidly obese." This is a danger signal, since they are at high risk for developing pneumonia
along with many other problems.
It'd be one thing if the first death was from an active (say) tennis player who was in very good health and with no medical problems. But from
someone with existing medical problems (and who may have waited a long time to go to the doctor or never got help) it's very serious.
My husband came down with flu-like symptoms last month, and I rushed him off to the doc-in-a-box (and made him go back when symptoms didn't improve.)
It wasn't the flu after all (we've had our shots) but it was a virus and given his age and medical problems, would have made him susceptible to
pneumonia. Often it's secondary things like pneumonia that overwhelm the system if you come down with a nasty virus.