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Michigan nursing house affected person requested Alexa for assist earlier than dying from coronavirus

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A Michigan nursing house affected person with COVID-19 was heard asking Alexa for assist throughout her ultimate days earlier than ultimately succumbing to the virus, in keeping with a report on Monday.

LouAnn Dagen, 66, died on Saturday shortly after being admitted to Mercy Well being Saint Mary’s emergency room in Grand Rapids.

Following Dagen’s dying, her sister Penny discovered the Amazon Echo Present recordings in her room at Metron of Cedar Springs nursing house.

Members of City Impact, a faith-based organization from Cedar Springs, sing and pray for residents and staff at Metron of Cedar Springs nursing home, in Cedar Springs, Mich on April 1. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

Members of Metropolis Affect, a faith-based group from Cedar Springs, sing and pray for residents and employees at Metron of Cedar Springs nursing house, in Cedar Springs, Mich on April 1. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press by way of AP)

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“Alex help me…I am in pain. I have to find a way to relieve it,” Dagen stated to the gadget, in keeping with the recordings her sister performed for Grand Fast’s WOOD-TV.

“Can you help me cope with pain?” she added. “Oh, Alexa, I’m going to hurt.”

In one other recording, Dagen reportedly tried to ask the gadget find out how to attain native legislation enforcement.

“How do I get to the police?” she stated.

The station reported there have been roughly 40 related information over the ultimate three or 4 days of her life.

Penny stated Dagen had been wanting breath early final week — a symptom of the virus — earlier than she began displaying indicators of dehydration on Thursday.

Dagen’s oxygen and blood stress dropped Saturday morning, prompting the nursing house to ship her to the emergency room, her sister instructed the station. The health worker’s workplace stated her dying was associated to preexisting situations of diabetes and hypertension, in addition to “coronavirus an infection.”

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“The hospital known as me instantly and stated that they put her on a respirator… They requested me about giving her CPR if her coronary heart stopped and I stated, ‘No, she didn’t need that.’ After which her coronary heart stopped and that was it. A half-hour after they known as.”

Penny taken care of Dagen her entire life, whereas including her little sister performed the piano, organ, guitar, and even tried ventriloquism at one level.

“It’s good to know she’s not in pain anymore, but I still miss her,” she stated whereas in tears, in keeping with WOOD-TV. “She’s up in heaven now so she’s pain-free, and she’s walking… with my mom and my dad, so I have to be happy for her.”

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Dagen was reportedly considered one of 31 residents and 5 employees members who examined constructive for coronavirus at Metron of Cedar Springs final month, in keeping with the station.

Michigan has over 18,970 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances and greater than 845 deaths as of early Wednesday, in keeping with information from Johns Hopkins.