New Jersey residents are having their lives rocked by an unexpected and potentially life-threatening illness.
The patient said she was in the emergency room last month for a “nervous breakdown” that included “anxiety, drowsiness, and headaches.”
But the patient told NBC News that her symptoms were not related to an illness.
She said she went to the ER after her husband’s mother died in January, and was told by an ER nurse that she needed a second opinion.
But when the nurse arrived, the woman said she did not remember being told to go to the emergency department.
The woman was in a coma for five days before being released.
She has since gone to the hospital and is now hospitalized with “a severe infection of the esophagus and lung,” the woman told NBC.
She says her husband told her he wanted to take her to the doctor and that she should have called 911.
She is still struggling to remember what happened to her husband, who she says she knew was bipolar.