Family members put on life support after contracting COVID-19

Members of the Drungelo family of Illinois are now recovering after spending weeks side-by-side in the ICU.
2:40 | 06/26/20

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Much easier to get through if we do this. The victims of the virus, Americans fighting for that lives, many in overwhelmed hospitals including a family of four battling the virus side by side in the icu. Trevor Ault has the story. Good morning, Trevor. Reporter: George, good for months we've been talking about quarantine fatigue. People get sick of being cooped up Arne forget or ignore the risk and the number of hospitalizations soar and it's easy to forget each new case is an individual fight, a person or family in what's often a frightening battle. This morning, stories of struggle and survival as people across the country continue fighting against covid-19. For this family, four family members now on the road to recovery after spending weeks in the icu side by side. Chuck contracted it first. What if something happened to one of them. Reporter: In a week's time his wife Diane began making trips to the hospital to have him, her mother and their son admitted eventually calling an ambulance for herself. Chuck, Diane and their son Jordan all fighting for their lives just feet away from each other. This is the first time ever in our history where we've had three family members on life support at the same time and not only were they on life support but had multiple organ system failure. Reporter: In nearby Dallas Adrianna morales was sent home from the hospital with pneumonia then collapsed in front of her son. He was like, your eyes turned white and like you just stopped breathing then we were like super scared. Reporter: She's received treatment for covid and was discharged on Sunday but is still having trouble breathing, migraines and lung pain. It's horrible. It's real. And people really need to take care of like take it seriously. Reporter: Ann Wallace detailed her battle in a Huffington post article. Since her diagnosis she's had symptoms for more than 100 days and now has scarring in her lungs. My chest still burns every day. It feels like somebody has taken a blowtorch to the inside of my Reporter: Other Americans like Molly Dawson are fighting for their lives. She's now sedated on a breathing machine. Her mother Patty says her daughter took every precaution and still got sick. I want people to understand that it's not just old people and it's not just people with underlying health conditions. Reporter: And across the country more Americans are now getting tested. A positive step but those added demands are in many locations leading to lengthy wait times both in getting the tests performed and getting the results back. Michael. Thank you, Trevor.

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