Family wants answers after elderly mother tests positive for COVID-19

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Published on April 20, 2020 - Duration: 02:41s

Family wants answers after elderly mother tests positive for COVID-19

A Baltimore family is seeking answers from an adult care center after their mother was discharged and later tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Family wants answers after elderly mother tests positive for COVID-19

9━YEA━OLD MOTHER TESTEDPOSITIVE FOR COVI━19.

THEYSAY SHE WAS ADMINISTERED TWOTESTS WHICH CAME BACKNEGATIVE.

LESS THAN 24 HOURSAFTER BEING RELEASED FROM ANADULT CARE FACILITY━ SHETESTED POSITIVE.

WMAR 2 NEWSDAVE DETLING IS IN BALTIMORECITY WITH MORE.THE FAMILY YOU'REE ABOUT TOHEAR FROM SAYS HAD THERE BEENANY INDICATION THEIR MOTHER WASCOVI━19 POSITIVE, THEY WOULDHAVE LEFT HER IN THE CARE OFTHE FACILITY.

NOW THEY'RE LEFTWITH MORE QUESTIONS THANANSWERS.

3:0━16Her health hasdeclined greatly between thelast time we saw her on video,walking around and dancing onMarch 31.

16:1━18When she gotin the car she was wheezing,she acted like she couldncatch her breath.

SISTERSJOYCE AND KIM OWENS KNEWSOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH THEIR9━YEA━OLD MOTHER LENORA WHENTHEY PICKED HER UP FROMFUTURECARE COLD SPRING THISPAST FRIDAY.

SHE WASDISCHARGED AFTER STAFF TOLDTHEM SHE TESTED NEGATIVE FORCOVI━19.

JOYCE DIDNWHAT STAFF SAID TO THEM AS SHEWAS GETTING HER MOTHER IN THECAR.

12:0━16.

He turned anddid this (makes neck cutoffsymbol), let me know when, hedid that.

I was looking athim.

You donthink when someone sayssomething like that.

THEYIMMEDIATELY TOOK HER TO UNIONMEMORIAL WHERE SHE LATERTESTED POSITIVE FOR COVI━19.NOW THEY'RE ON QUARANTINE ATTHEIR HOMEMOTHER RECEIVES ROUND THECLOCK CARE.

THEY WANT TO KNOWIF FUTURECARE WAS HONEST INTHEIR COVI━19 ASSESSMENT OFTHEIR MOTHER.

4:3━40.

I feelthey were dishonest and byreleasing her, pretty muchKnowing she had it, it notonly jeopardized her healthand safety but also that ofmyself and my family WMAR 2NEWS REACHED OUT TO FUTURECAREFOR ANWERS.

WHILE IT COULDNTCOMMENT ON INDIVIDUAL MATTERSTHE FACILITY SAID IT DOESNTPROCESS ANY COVI━19 TESTINGADDING:“All tests areprocessed through the healthdepartment or third partyhospital systems incoordination with, and subjectto the guidance of, theMaryland Department of Health.Our highest priority continuesto be the safety and wellbeingof our residents and staff”THESE SISTERS BELIEVE THEIRMOTHER CONTRACTED THE VIRUS ATTHE FACILITY.

AS WMAR 2 NEWSHAS REPORTED COLD SPRING DIDHAVE CONFIRMED CASES AT THELOCATION.

NOW THE FAMILY ISENTRUSTING THE CARE OF THEIRMOTHER TO DOCTORS ELSEWHERE,HOPING SHE RECOVERS.13:3━40All we can do is hopand pray.

THE SISTERS TELL MTHEIR MOTHER HAS UNDERLYINGHEALTH ISSUES.

BECAUSE OF THESEVERITY OF THE SITUATION THEYREMAIN AT HOME AND ARE RELYINGON UPDATES FROM DOCTORS ONTHEIR MOTHER.

IN BALTIMORECITY, DAVE DETLING, WMAR 2NEWS.UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND S

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