58-year-old Carer dies of the coronavirus with a photo of her daughter and granddaughter in her hand after thinking she beat the disease
- 58-year-old Sue Cairns died of the corona virus on May 2 after an 18-day battle
- She died holding a photo of her daughter and granddaughter
- She was treated for cough at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital
- After being allowed to go home, she was admitted again when her condition deteriorated
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A caregiver who thought she had defeated the coronavirus died of the virus while carrying a picture of her daughter and granddaughter.
Sue Cairns of Manston, Kent, died at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM) in Margate after fighting the corona virus for 18 days.
The nursing home worker was diagnosed with coronavirus after developing a cough at QEQM hospital and was allowed to return home, but was readmitted after her condition worsened.
She died four days later on May 2 before her daughter Laura, 29, arrived at her ward.
Healthcare provider Laura Cairns, 58, (photo) died of coronavirus at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM) in Margate while holding a photo of her daughter and granddaughter
She died holding this photo of her daughter Laura, 29, and granddaughter Marissa, 1
Sue was diagnosed with coronavirus at QEQM hospital after developing a cough and allowed to go home, but was readmitted after her condition worsened
The last text message Laura received from Sue said, ‘I’m not quite there yet, but I have this. I love you all so much. “
Although Laura was able to say goodbye in full protective clothing, she was unable to hug or kiss her mother.
The mirror reports that she said, “By the time I got to the department, she was gone. I was allowed to say goodbye in fully protective clothing, including a hazmat suit, but I couldn’t hug or kiss her.
“She was still holding the picture of me and my 15-month-old daughter Marissa.”
She added that she is devastated by the loss and unsure how she is still standing.
Laura Cairns (left) arrived in her mother’s ward after her death and was wearing full PPE equipment to say goodbye. She was not allowed to hug or kiss her mother
Sue died four days after re-enrolling in the QEQM. She managed to video call the family the day before she died
Laura, 29, said she had lost her best friend KentOnline.
Laura said, “She was funny, caring and warm, and a wonderful mother and nan. She was full of life and loved to party, ”she said.
“We had a video call with her the day before and she saw her granddaughter Marissa, who is 15 months old, dancing.
“It seemed to cheer her up, and we talked about what we would do if she got out and the lock was released.”
She had had pneumonia earlier in December and it is thought that this could have weakened her resistance to the virus.
Sue was a caregiver who cared for adults with autism and her daughter said her mother was concerned about the lack of personal protective equipment at work
Sue has been described as a loving mother and a loving motorcycle woman. She will be dressed in her leather jacket at her funeral streamed live
Working as a primary care provider, Sue was afraid of contracting the coronavirus and asked a friend to make her a cloth face mask due to the lack of personal protective equipment.
Her last service was April 14.
Laura believes that the government has left the nursing homes, so that workers like her mother Sue don’t need the personal protective equipment.
She described her mom as a loving biker woman and loving mom who loved going to rock music festivals.
Hopefully motorcyclists will accompany her on the way to the crematorium and Sue will be dressed in her leather jacket, favorite black jeans and her Dr. Martens with painted flowers on it.
Bill Fury was Sue’s favorite musician, and Laura expects to play some of his music at her mother’s funeral, which is streamed live.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to cover the costs of Sue’s funeral.