Cypress mom of 5 in coma after family, including newborn, contracts COVID-19
March 4, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Victoria Gallardo's husband said they took the virus seriously, but when their 9-year-old caught the virus, things started taking a toll.
CYPRESS, Texas (KTRK) -- While mask-wearing and pandemic restrictions are becoming even more controversial in Texas, for a Cypress family, the issues are clear. Victoria Gallardo, a 33-year-old mother of five, is in a medically-induced coma fighting for her life after contracting COVID-19. "It breaks my heart when the doctor says there's nothing else they can do.
She's not done," said Victoria's husband, Armando.
We're not giving up. "Armando said they took the virus seriously, wearing masks and social-distancing, but their 9-year-old daughter caught the virus after showing symptoms one day at school. SEE ALSO: All Texas COVID-19 mandates lifted effective next Wednesday, Gov. Abbott says"My wife wears gloves in her own house.
We were wearing masks everywhere," he said. The family of seven all got sick, including their newborn daughter when she was just 11 days old. "She developed a really high fever, didn't want to eat, was sleeping a lot," Armando said.
No underlying conditions," Armando said.
"She went into the ICU and has been in critical condition. "Armando posted an emotional video on Facebook, asking anyone in the medical field to reach out to him if they can help. "It's hard to view your loved one like that.
So I suggest people continue to wear masks," he said. SEE ALSO: Model projections for Texas show a worst-case scenario without mask mandateAnd he's encouraging everyone not to let their guard down, because the coronavirus is still taking its toll. Follow Steven Romo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.