ATLANTA- A couple from Atlanta is stuck in the Dominican Republic while they try to find a hospital that has room to treat them.
The couple went to the Dominican Republic for their dream trip.
“We didn’t make it very far into it,” said Tiffany Fowler. Her fiancé, Corey Hart, fell three stories from their hotel room balcony on January 7.
“I hold it together as best as I can because I have to be strong for him, but I’ve kind of, at this point, gone numb,” said a tearful Fowler.
Hart broke most of the bones on the right side of his body and needs surgeries that the hospitals in the DR are not equipped to perform.
“I’m trying to get home,” Corey Hart said from his hospital bed.
While they do have a flight ready to take him home, they cannot find a hospital in the Atlanta area that has space to take him, they are at maximum capacity with COVID-19 patients.
“We’ve called Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky, all the surrounding states, and they said he requires an ICU bed, but all the hospitals are saying their ICU beds are full due to COVID patients,” Fowler added, “Without having a hospital to accept him, without having an ICU bed, we’re kind of stuck in limbo.”
According to federal data, in Fulton County, the most populated county in Georgia, nearly half of the total ICU beds available are full with Covid patients. Overall, 88% of the beds are taken.
“It feels like we’re kind of being held hostage here because of the Coronavirus,” added Fowler, “If you get stuck in a situation where you need medical attention that can’t be provided, you have no choice but to sit and watch your loved one suffer.”
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