The sudden death of Quenten Thomas, a 27-year-old father of three, from complications of the common flu has attracted international media attention.
According to Telemundo, the incident occurred in the American city of Marysville last week.
“Having a bad cough.”
Quinton’s father, Robert Thomas, revealed the situation to TODAY, saying his son had a “bad cough and was having trouble breathing.”
The young man had been monitoring his blood oxygen levels with a finger monitor, so “he realized his oxygen levels were dropping, so he went to the hospital first and asked for oxygen.”
Thomas didn’t get a flu shot this season and went to the hospital. Once there, he was sent home to recover and provided with water, food and sleep, his father said. However, when he returned home, he was still in pain, so he returned to the hospital.
At the medical facility, his condition worsened. “They put him on a ventilator and he fell into a coma,” Thomas said.
Unfortunately, the young man passed away on January 6, leaving behind an 8-year-old daughter and a one-month-old daughter, as well as an 11-month-old boy.
“It’s incredible,” his father said of what happened, adding that his son was “a healthy, hard-working young man who never gave up.”
It is worth mentioning that flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, runny nose, fatigue and muscle pain.