Karla Taylor-Bauman, 50, spent over 50 days in the hospital, including 21 days on a ventilator in an induced coma. Despite her doctor’s grim assessment of her condition as having been “as close to brain dead as you get without being brain dead”, she miraculously survived.
Her recovery is nothing short of a miracle ever since the Lake Villa woman suddenly opened her eyes and whispered “What’s going on? Where am I?”
Bauman had remembered seeing strange creatures from outer space dressed in blue space suits and visors floating around her hospital room. These “strange creatures” that Bauman recalled were actually medical staff covered from head to toe in protective gear monitoring her vital signs within the sterile hospital room.
Bauman’s ordeal began on April 2nd when she was admitted at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, Illinois. She initially suffered from a high fever due to the coronavirus, which quickly turned into a severe breathing issue that required Bauman to be immediately ventilated. Her condition continued to deteriorate further, forcing doctors to then place her into a drug-induced coma, hoping to minimize the stress to her vital organs.
Unfortunately, her condition continued to deteriorate when her kidneys suddenly stopped functioning, resulting in an erratic heartbeat. Doctors feared she might have also suffered brain damage due to all of her vital signs virtually shutting down simultaneously. Read more