A woman who was rushed to the hospital after suffering a stroke in Georgia is recovering after receiving treatment at home.
Natalie Lee, a 36-year-old single mother, had her first stroke in her right leg in December 2017.
The cause was unknown, but Lee said she thought she had a tumor on her heart.
After an MRI, doctors found a mass in the left side of her body.
She said the mass wasn’t life-threatening, but it was the first time she’d been treated by a nurse.
Lee said she was told to keep her head up and keep walking, but she started having seizures.
“I was very anxious,” she said.
She went to her daughter’s house, but her daughter refused to let her go.
She told Lee that she needed help, and Lee was admitted to a hospital.
Lee said the nurse told her she would have to wait for her brain to heal.
Lee’s husband was with her at the time, but was unable to get there because he was away for a weekend at work.
Lee’s husband called 911, and paramedics treated her on scene.
When Lee came out of the hospital, she told her husband what happened.
She described how she had to lie on the ground for a few minutes.
She also described how her husband told her to keep moving.
“He said I was going to die,” Lee said.
Lee suffered multiple strokes and strokes of the brain, and the next day she went into shock.
Doctors said Lee’s brain had been destroyed.
Doctors at Georgia Tech said Lee needed to be placed in a medically induced coma.
She died at 10:20 p.m. local time on April 12, 2018.
Lee was married for more than a decade, and was raising her daughter, Chloe, with her husband.
Chloe died last year, and she was a mother to three children, including a 2-year old son.
Georgia Tech has since closed its nursing home.