15-year-old in ICU after severe asthma attack
28
August

By Adem Lewis / in , , /


JAMES WILCOX IS LIVE WITH THIS NEW STORY.>>DIAMOND CONWAY IS STILL HERE AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. HER MOTHER HASN’T WANTED TO LEAVE HER DAUGHTER’S BEDSID SHE SAYS THE FACT THAT H DAUGHTER’S ALIVE IS ONE MIRACLE, BUT THEY’RE HOPING FOR ANOTHER.>>I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. IT JUST HAPPENED>>THIS NIGHTMARE FOR TINA LUKUS STARTED TWO WEEKS AGO. HER 15-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER DIAMO SUFFERING A SEVERE ASTHMA ATTACK DURING A TRIP TO DES MOINES. THEY’D BEEN SITTING IN THE HOTEL POOL, WHEN DIAMOND STARTED WEEZING THEN STOPPED BREATHING>>I GUESS THERE WAS NO PULSE. SO THEY INITIATED THE CPR FOR 20 MINUTES.>>DIAMOND EVENTUALLY TAKEN HERE TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN OMAHA, WHERE SHE’S BEEN IN THE ICU SINCE. SHE’S STARTED TO OPEN HER EYES BUT STILL CAN’T TALK COMMUNICATE.>>I THINK IT IS PRETTY INCREDIBLE THAT SHE’S ALIVE AT THIS POINT IF SHE TRULY WAS DOWN THAT ENTIRE TIME AND NOT GETTING OXYGEN.>>CASEY BURG IS ONE OF DIAMOND’S DOCTORS. HE BELIEVES A MIX OF CHLORINE AND ANXIETY CAUSED HER ATTACK AND CALLS WHAT HAPPENED EXTREME. THE FOCUS NOW IS HER LONG-TERM RECOVERY, AND DETERMINING THE EXTENT OF HER BRAIN DAMAGE.>>MY GUESS IS SHE WON’T BE BACK TO HER 100% LEVEL FOLLOWING THIS.>>DIAMOND’S FAMILY IS STILL HOLDING OUT HOPE, BUT STARTING TO ACCEPT, THEIR SPUNKY 15-YEAR-OLD MAY NEVER BE THE SAME. IF I COULD GET THE OLD DIAMOND>>IF I COULD GET THE OLD DIAMOND BACK RIGHT AWAY. THAT WOULD BE GREAT. BUT I’LL TAKE DIAMOND BACK ANYWAY, HER WHOLE FAMILY. WE WOULD TAKE HER ANYWAY WE CAN GET HER BACK.>>IT’S UNKNOWN HOW LONG DIAMOND WILL REMAIN HERE AT THE HOSPITAL, OR WHAT HER LONG-TERM CARE WILL REQUIRE. A GOFUNDME PAGE IS SET UP TO HELP THE FAMILY WITH THOSE MEDICAL EXPENSES. WE’LL HAVE A LINK WITH THIS STORY ON THE KETV MOBILE APP. LIVE AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL,


4 thoughts on “15-year-old in ICU after severe asthma attack

  1. One of my close best friends just had a asthma attack 2 weeks ago. He is in a medically induced coma. They tried to get a MRI of his brain but he is not stable enough to move. Please pray

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