Hearing this news started a downward spiral in her physical health and mental well-being.
“Immediately, I began to feel anxiety and feared for my family members who were living in my house,” Glen said. My daughter kept me calm about quarantining and getting everything under control.”
When her symptoms didn’t improve, Glen was rushed to the UF Health Shands E.R. by her daughter.
“They triaged me out in the circle in front of the E.R., and it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go through. My daughter couldn’t come in with me,” Glen said.
Less than three hours after her arrival, Glen was admitted to the medical ICU, also known as Unit 82. Over four days, the nurses, physicians and research team monitored her breathing, hooked her up to oxygen and drew her blood until she improved enough to move to the medical/surgical unit of UF Health Shands Hospital, also known as Unit 75.
Glen made small improvements, but continued to test positive.
One of her doctors, Mohamad Taha, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of hospital medicine in the UF College of Medicine, made a huge impact on Glen because he always put her comfort first.