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Mother Of Two Dies Of Flu After Deciding Not To Take Costly Medication

By Ashish Ranjan, 12 February 2018

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The medications are sometimes so expensive that it really becomes very difficult for people to take it. Recently, a mother of two, Heather Holland, of Weatherford, Texas, died from flu after she decided to forgo the costly medicines. She died from the complications emanating from the flu. Doctors had prescribed Tamiflu, a very common antiviral medication, to treat Heather’s ailment.

1Heather Holland decided to forgo the medication

Heather Holland was a second-grade teacher. She decided to forgo the medicine as she thought it to be exorbitantly priced. Heather’s husband, Frank, informed about her decision to leave the medication. Tamiflu is widely used during the flu season.

Heather Holland decided to forgo the medication

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2Frank bought her the medication but it was too late

Frank had bought her the medication on Thursday but it might have become too late by that time. He decided to give her medicine as symptoms were not easing out. "Friday night, things escalated and she ended up in the ICU. The doctors got the blood cultures back and they had to put her on dialysis early Saturday," Holland told.

Frank bought her the medication but it was too late

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3Heather died from flu, she left behind two children

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But, it was too late by then. Heather’s body had gone into septic shock. Heather died on the coming day. She left behind her husband, a 10 years old daughter and a seven years old son. "I have to be strong for the kids but it's still surreal, it hasn't all set in. We've been together a long time, over half my life. She's my best friend, my soulmate, my everything," Holland said. "It hasn't set in with them yet either," Holland said of his children.

Heather died from flu, she left behind two children

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