Norma Mendez’s family said Thursday marked 48 days their loved one was strapped to a ventilator.
Doctors have told Mendez’s family that next medical treatment remains uncertain after the virus left his lungs scarred and weak.
Relatives said the 58-year-old was diagnosed in May shortly before she considered getting vaccinated against COVID-19. On May 24, doctors admitted her to the Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital.
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Mendez’s family told ABC13 they refused to give up on him. Mendez’s family and friends have a nightly prayer on social media with the hashtag #PrayForNorma.
“We’re not going to give up,” her daughter Natalie Mendez said. “She’s got a breath in her lungs. For us, we’re not going to give up, because she’s not going to give up.”
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