'A complete nightmare': Mother of 8 dies after contracting COVID-19

'A complete nightmare': Mother of 8 dies after contracting COVID-19
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A Cincinnati, Ohio, mother of eight has died after contracting COVID-19. Amber Feltner, 37, died Tuesday, just 10 days after being taken to the hospital with low oxygen levels. She was not vaccinated.Travis Feltner, Amber’s husband, said he lost his best friend and does not want anyone else to suffer the way he is. He’s now urging people to wear masks and get vaccinated.Travis sat down with sister station WLWT to talk about his wife’s story and try to protect others.”I would never want anybody to go through what I’m going through. It’s just a complete nightmare,” he said. “I know Amber would want people to not fall in the footsteps of what happened to her.” The couple’s kids range from 20 years old to twin 3-year-olds.”Amber would want me to be strong for the kids,” he said. “It’s just hard cause they keep asking for — they keep asking for mom.”He said his wife was the love of his life and best friend, nurturing, kind-hearted and strong. They would have been married 19 years this October, the same month she would have celebrated her 38th birthday. Amber was also a Girl Scout Leader and served on the PTA.Amber was on a ventilator for more than a week, each day a struggle for her husband.”I can’t even talk to her or see her or anything,” Travis said.Travis said his wife had a fear of vaccines after he had a bad reaction to the flu shot several years ago. Now, he said he plans to get vaccinated after completing funeral arrangements and urged others to get the shot. This time last year it was Travis in the hospital. He was seriously injured after a man fleeing police crashed into him near Children’s Hospital, where he worked.”It was just last year where the roles were reversed. But the outcome is completely different, and I think I know why the outcome is completely different now,” Travis said Wednesday. “Ever since it happened I was always questioning myself, ‘Why am I still here? Why did I survive?'”He said he believes he survived to be able to care for his children now.One of the kids previously tested positive for COVID-19 but is doing well. Travis is not sure who was infected first or where the family caught COVID-19.”It could have been one of the kids brought it home from school, could have picked it up from going to the grocery store,” he said.

A Cincinnati, Ohio, mother of eight has died after contracting COVID-19.

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Amber Feltner, 37, died Tuesday, just 10 days after being taken to the hospital with low oxygen levels. She was not vaccinated.

Travis Feltner, Amber’s husband, said he lost his best friend and does not want anyone else to suffer the way he is. He’s now urging people to wear masks and get vaccinated.

Travis sat down with sister station WLWT to talk about his wife’s story and try to protect others.

“I would never want anybody to go through what I’m going through. It’s just a complete nightmare,” he said. “I know Amber would want people to not fall in the footsteps of what happened to her.”

The couple’s kids range from 20 years old to twin 3-year-olds.

“Amber would want me to be strong for the kids,” he said. “It’s just hard cause they keep asking for — they keep asking for mom.”

He said his wife was the love of his life and best friend, nurturing, kind-hearted and strong. They would have been married 19 years this October, the same month she would have celebrated her 38th birthday. Amber was also a Girl Scout Leader and served on the PTA.

Amber was on a ventilator for more than a week, each day a struggle for her husband.

“I can’t even talk to her or see her or anything,” Travis said.

Travis said his wife had a fear of vaccines after he had a bad reaction to the flu shot several years ago. Now, he said he plans to get vaccinated after completing funeral arrangements and urged others to get the shot.

This time last year it was Travis in the hospital. He was seriously injured after a man fleeing police crashed into him near Children’s Hospital, where he worked.

“It was just last year where the roles were reversed. But the outcome is completely different, and I think I know why the outcome is completely different now,” Travis said Wednesday. “Ever since it happened I was always questioning myself, ‘Why am I still here? Why did I survive?'”

He said he believes he survived to be able to care for his children now.

One of the kids previously tested positive for COVID-19 but is doing well. Travis is not sure who was infected first or where the family caught COVID-19.

“It could have been one of the kids brought it home from school, could have picked it up from going to the grocery store,” he said.

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