Mother of 2 dies only a day after influenza diagnosis

Family members of Alani “Joie” Murrieta are warning a open to take a influenza severely after a 20-year-old mom of dual died suddenly final week — usually one day after removing a diagnosis. The genocide of a Phoenix, Arizona, lady came as a startle to her family, who pronounced she had always been healthy.

“Don’t take life for granted. If we feel sick, go to a doctor. Don’t wait until your symptoms are so bad there is no branch back,” Murrieta’s aunt, Stephanie Gonzales, told CBS News. “Know your body.”

Murrieta was sent home early from work on Sunday, Nov. 26, given she wasn’t feeling well. 

On Monday, she went to a circuitously obligatory care. After watchful there for a few hours, they told her she had a influenza and prescribed Tamiflu, an anti-viral medication.


Alani “Joie” Murrieta and her 6-month-old son.

No one was astounded to hear Murrieta had a flu. Both of her children were ill progressing in a week.

“We were all together for Thanksgiving and a small kids got sick, afterwards a adults got sick,” Gonzalez explained. “It trafficked by a family. Everybody kind of got over it. Everybody was fine.”

Like everybody else in her family, Murrieta suspicion she could nap it off.

But early Tuesday morning, her health took a spin for a worse. She was coughing uncontrollably and, during one point, she coughed adult blood.

“She looked worried. She told her mom she was carrying a tough time breathing,” Gonzalez said.

Murrieta’s mom rushed her to Banner Estrella Medical Center, where she was diagnosed with pneumonia. 

“Her oxygen levels were low,” Gonzalez described. “They did an X-ray and found out her influenza had incited into pneumonia. They gave her antibiotics and an IV drip.”

Eventually, Murrieta mislaid consciouness. 

“Get here now. It’s bad,” Gonzalez recalls a content Murrieta’s mom sent her around noon that day.

By a time Gonzalez arrived during a hospital, Murrieta’s health had deteriorated. She was placed on a ventilator, and afterwards her heart stopped.

As doctors started chest compressions, Gonzalez, who was in a room with Murrieta’s mom during a time, recalls chanting, “Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight for a boys.”

But doctors told them there was zero some-more they could do.

“She was gone,” Gonzalez said. “We usually couldn’t trust it. We were in shock.”

Murrieta did not get a influenza shot, Gonzales said, though her doctors pronounced there is no approach of meaningful either that would have done a difference.

Health officials say this year’s influenza shot does not seem to be a good compare for a virus. It was usually about 10 percent effective during a new influenza deteriorate in Australia, that typically sets a settlement for what a U.S. will face. However, they still inspire everybody to get a shot, given it offers some insurance and can revoke a astringency of symptoms if we do get sick.

According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some-more than 7,000 cases of influenza have been reliable in a U.S. so distant this fall, that is some-more than double a series this time final year. Over a final 40 years, flu-related deaths have ranged from a low of about 3,000 a year to a high of about 49,000 in bad influenza seasons.

Murrieta’s aunt seemed dumbfounded by how fast a illness incited deadly.

“I consternation what was she feeling. How did she feel when she started carrying a tough time breathing? We’ll never have answers,” Gonzalez said. “By a time we got to her she wasn’t means to speak anymore.”

The family has set adult a GoFundMe account to lift income for wake expenses. So far, it has lifted scarcely $17,000.

“I never suspicion I’d be creation arrangements for her funeral,” Gonzalez said. “We’re so overwhelmed. We can't trust her story has overwhelmed and reached so many people. We are truly amazed.”

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