CHICKASHA, Okla. (KFOR) – A Chickasha guy is remaining with a significant health care invoice after obtaining COVID-19 treatment method.
58-year-outdated Shaun Alders contracted COVID-19 in January.
The monthly bill he received about a thirty day period in the past billed virtually $200,000. After coverage, he nevertheless has to fork out about $13,000.
“It would make me truly feel like I’m purchasing a very good utilized automobile that I’ll never ever see or push,” he reported.
Alders suggests in the beginning, the signs got worse immediately.
“I had a awful cough, and I was just executing bizarre factors and thought nothing at all about it. I’d tried out to come to operate, and I would go to slumber in vehicle prior to I could depart the dwelling,” he stated.
He had a good friend acquire him to the emergency space.
“I really flatlined in the ER, they resuscitated me,” he reported.
He was in the ICU for ten days at Grady Memorial Medical center and put in a different 10 in a common clinic place.
“I was in really undesirable shape, they gave me convalescent plasma, I believe that retained off me off a ventilator, my kidneys ended up failing, respiratory failure, my lips and skin all around me eyes were being turning blue,” he reported.
Soon after that, he put in a thirty day period in a rehab facility.
“Learning to walk once more, I dropped about 40 lbs . somewhere along the line, I didn’t have any power, I could not rarely breathe,” he mentioned.
He states the rehab and oxygen stood out to him most on the monthly bill.
“The oxygen was actually large, I was on 6 liters of oxygen at just one time, and it charge about 170 bucks an hour,” he said.
The vaccine was not broadly out there when he bought unwell. He says his health care provider is acquiring him keep off on the shot, but he will get it when he can.
Alders claims folks can make their personal choices about obtaining vaccinated, but warns that his COVID expertise was not nice.
“I think it is a very good thought to choose it, simply because I undoubtedly would hate to see individuals as poor as I was, go by means of what I went via, and to appear out with a monthly bill like that, it is just no entertaining,” he claimed.
Alders claims he’ll likely be paying off the invoice for the up coming 4 or five decades.