Updated: Mar 28
It's possible that Brad has set the record for amount of time hospitalized because of COVID. Our standards and records people are double checking this claim. He entered the hospital on August 1st and went through everything - the ventilator, the ECMO, two lung collapses, and a heart infection. The good news is that at least his wife Erin came around on the vaccine. It's not known what Brad is thinking. Someone sent me these screenshots as Erin has scrubbed their Facebook pages; however, I think these were copied from our friends at the HCAz.
Here is a local TV news story about Brad getting to go home, from March 1:
Except that he didn't get to stay home. A week later he was back in the hospital:
and this is the last post before she scrubbed her FB:
We aren't sure of his current status as the posting has stopped.
How did Brad get into this situation?
Well, it seems he didn't take COVID very seriously:
How many times have we seen this?
He loves a good anti-vaxx meme:
And then in late July 2021, Erin went to a super-spreader event (with the Deltas and the Omicrons);
And the whole family got COVID, including her grandmother:
And her grandmother died from COVID:
I'm not going to post all of the dead cat bounces and setbacks, but it was basically another Dead Cat Bouncy Castle (DCBC). He went on and off the ventilator, on and off the ECMO, and every time they thought he was doing better there was another setback.
Like these hopeful moments:
The most important thing is that Erin finally came around on vaccines and masks. First she got mad at the school board meetings with people yelling about masks:
Then she bravely got a flu shot:
And finally she broke down and got the COVID jab:
That's a positive!!
Get better Brad!!!