She was no stranger to the challenges of getting proper medical care, said Muhammed, her 19-year-old son. She had sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that attacks the lungs, and was often treated in hospitals.
“Almost every time she went to the hospital, she had to speak for herself, fight for something somehow, shape or form, just to get baseline, proper care,” he said.
In his battle with coronavirus at IU Health North Hospital in Carmel, Ind., Dr. Moore in an update on Facebook that she eventually spoke to the hospital system’s medical chief, who assured her that she would get better care and that diversity. training would be held. She got a new doctor and her pain was better managed, she wrote.
But even though things seemed to be getting better at the hospital, Dr. Moore still said the care was lacking and that the medical staff became less responsive, according to Mr. Muhammad, who spoke to her daily. Although she did not really feel she was good enough to be discharged, she was eager to come home to take care of her parents, he said.
When she struggled with Covid-19 in the hospital, she took the time to order him new slippers because his had broken, Muhammed said. In her last conversation with her, she told him she would help him go to college.
“Even to the bitter end, she thought of other people,” Muhammad said.
The hospital released her on Dec. 7, he said, and she was sluggish and tired when she got home. The hospital called several times to check on her, he said, and when she did not respond, it sent an ambulance. His mother could barely walk and was breathing heavily when the ambulance arrived. She was taken to another hospital 12 hours after she was discharged from the previous one, she said on Facebook.