Both husband and wife were hospitalized, and the two texted each other from separate rooms in St. Mary. Ben ultimately returned home after five days, but Sally was transferred to the intensive care unit when she began having difficulty breathing. The texting stopped when she was put on a ventilator.
“With COVID, you’re drowning. You’re drowning; you cannot breathe,” Ben said. “It’s awful, the severity of the effects of the COVID virus in your lungs.”