A 20-year-old mother from Phoenix with the flu died one day after getting the diagnosis.
Alani Murrieta, who is the mother of a 2-year-old and a 6-month-old, reportedly checked into the hospital last Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. and died by 3:25 p.m., according to Fox 10.
Stephanie Gonzales, Murrieta’s aunt, said her niece left work early Sunday after saying she was not feeling well. She said her niece hardly ever got sick except for the occasional cold.
“Monday she was still feeling sick, so her sister took her to urgent care, her and her kids. They diagnosed them with the flu, sent her home with flu meds,” Gonzales said.
Gonzales said her niece’s condition worsened overnight and Murrieta’s mother took her to the hospital early Tuesday morning because she was having a hard time breathing.
“Her oxygen levels were low. They took an X-ray around 9 that morning, and they told her she had pneumonia, and it kind of just went downhill after that,” Gonzales said.
Murrieta was put on a ventilator and then her heart stopped.
Doctors tried to resuscitate her, but could not do so. Gonzales says doctors told the family Murrieta had flu that turned into pneumonia. She reportedly had no preexisting conditions .
“Never in a million years would we have thought that we would have lost her that day like this,” Gonzales said.
A GoFundMe page has been set up by the family to pay for funeral expenses.