Morris family grieving loss attributed to ‘COVID psychosis’ – WGN TV Chicago

MORRIS, Ill.– A household is grieving a loss as uncomfortable as it is unexpected.

” I learnt about COVID brain fog and anxiety which sort of thing. And we never expected him to not come back 100-percent within a couple of days,” Price said.

Jennifer said her hubby was hospitalized for four days with lung and oxygen concerns. He got back a different male.

” Theres simply emerging literature about the sorts of neurologic and cognitive issues and even psychological and psychiatric concerns as part of a Covid infection. In other words: There are a great deal of reasons to not get COVID,” she stated.

Medical experts said the virus can certainly affect an individuals brain.

Rate is hoping sharing her story will encourage others to search for indications COVID has impacted psychological health and seek aid.

” He would have never ever left us,” widow Jennifer Price said. “Our Ben would never ever have actually left us.

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Emily Landon says the bulk of research on COVID-19 thus far has had to do with transmission and treatment. Experts are only just now starting to comprehend how in a little portion of patients the infection may basically “re-wire” the brain.

They attribute the loss of dad Ben Price,48, to a unusual and little understood phenomenon called “COVID psychosis.”

The married father of 2 was a farmer and organization owner in Morris. In February, he contracted COVID-19 after riding in a cars and truck with others to Bible study.

” He would simply rate through the house and repeat things. He just kept repeating Im sorry, Im simply so frightened. He would look out the window and simply worry about things that werent even occurring,” Price stated.

Despite doctors recommending him medication to attempt to relax him, he devoted suicide 16 days after his diagnosis.

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” He would have never ever left us,” widow Jennifer Price said. “Our Ben would never ever have left us.” He would simply speed through the house and repeat things. He just kept repeating Im sorry, Im simply so frightened. He would look out the window and simply stress about things that werent even occurring,” Price said.