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A New Jersey coronavirus patient whose mother’s mission to get him an experimental drug went viral is off a ventilator, part-time– and able to sip water, according to family pals.
Jack Allard of Metuchen, who turned 26 this month, was airlifted to an intensive care system at the Healthcare facility of the University of Pennsylvania three weeks ago.
earlier interview with Daily Voice.
Jack’s mother, Genny Allard of Ridgewood, said she hopes medical professionals will treat her boy with remdesivir, a drug currently in worldwide clinical trials in the middle of claims by clients that it can relieve serious COVID-19 symptoms.
” Jack is off the ventilator for much of the day (he was off for a minimum of 9 hours the previous few days), he has begun speech treatment and has learned how to drink,” John Reynolds of Rutherford stated on Facebook Monday.
” He must be completely off the ventilator some time this week, and hopefully soon after will return house to NJ to continue his physical treatment.”.
Jack’s story has actually touched many who got in touch with Daily Voice seeking updates on his progress.
Jack Allard, far right, with his father Andy, sister Katie and mother Genny.
Courtesy of Allard family
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Jack Allard, far right, with his dad Andy, sis Katie and mom Genny.
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Her child stayed stable on a ventilator after a medical chopper flew him to the. ..
UPenn health center on March24 .,. Allard said.
Prior to his hospitalization on March16, Jack remained in excellent health with no underlying medical conditions, according to his mother, who teaches at Bergen County Technical High School.
He fell ill on March13 after returning home from his equities analyst task with Bank of America in Manhattan, then confessed to JFK Hospital in Edison after his signs quickly worsened, she stated
. A lab lost Jack’s initial COVID-19 test,
Ridgewood High School graduate– and previous All-American college lacrosse star– had to be re-swabbed, she stated.
“My kid is deteriorating,” Genny Allard.
told Daily Voice in her first interview. “He’s in regulatory limbo.”.
Reynolds said Jack’s family and friends were “meticulously optimistic.”.
“This story might yet end well,” he kept in mind.
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