Family prepares to take mother off life support after H1N1…(CA.)

Friday, February 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

Nick Monacelli
News10.net
February 14, 2014

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – The family of a Granite Bay woman who got the H1N1 strain of the flu is preparing to take her off life support.

Lesley Bunning, 61, could become the latest casualty of this year’s flu season. To date, more than 200 people across California, including 26 people in Sacramento County, have died due to the flu.

On life support at Kasier’s Roseville hospital, Bunning will have to be taken off a specialized ventilator and put back onto the standard one because long-term use of the specialized one can cause complications.

“We’re hoping and praying for a miracle,” Lesley’s husband Bernard Bunning said. “Absent a miracle, I’m going to lose my wife.”

On Jan. 6, Lesley was admitted into Kaiser’s emergency room, two days later she was moved into the ICU and after another two days, she was put on a ventilator.

“We didn’t realize it was going to progress that fast,” daughter Allison Perrins said. “We didn’t get a chance to talk to her again.”

“We didn’t say goodbye,” daughter Tamra Alsberge added.

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