Texas sheriff deputy who sued for ivermectin is out of a coma, tells wife 'I love you' (Part 7)
Jason Jones in Texas Health Huguley hospital with COVID for two months
EXCLUSIVE SERIES: This is part six in an exclusive series 10-part on a dying Texas Sheriff Deputy suing for the right to try Ivermectin for COVID.
To catch up, read part 6 here: Latest update on Texas Sheriff Deputy Jason Jones, Ivermectin and COVID Hospitals
Every day for two months, Erin Jones has gone to the hospital to sit next to her husband’s ICU bed while he lay on his stomach in silence. Texas Sheriff Deputy Jason Jones was in a medically-induced coma from COVID.
But after two months and three days, Jason said “I love you” to Erin through a speaking valve. Deputy Jones, who had been left for dead, has made a remarkable turnaround.
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Deputy Jones tried the speaking valve for the first time on Thursday.
“He said ‘Jason Jones,’ knew what year it is and tried to say my name,” Erin texted me. “It wore him out but he did so good!”
They tried the speaking valve again on Friday. “He did good. He said I love you to me,” she said.
Dr. Mary Talley Bowden of Houston prescribed the Ivermectin and remains Jason’s private doctor.
“Jason Jones is making slow improvements, despite Texas Huguley Hospital refusing to allow him ivermectin,” Dr. Bowden told me. “His wife is doing all she can to help him with his recovery.”
As I’ve reported about this case, Erin sued Texas Health Huguley Hospital to let her try to treat Jason with Ivermectin because his condition was not improving. The first judge agreed, but the hospital called the police and appealed the decision.
Beth Parlato is the lawyer for the Jones family.
“It amazes me that in America, families are forced to sue for life-saving medication such as ivermectin,” Parlato said. “However, despite the outcome in court, Erin’s active daily involvement has helped save his life. Thank God for her bravery.”
A Texas appeals court said that the hospital could refuse to give Jones Ivermectin. The ruling was based on the court’s unique stance that it has no role in medical conflicts between patients and doctors.
Erin believes her decision to fight the hospital in court and in the media got the results she wanted for her family.
“I truly believe that the court hearings definitely needed to happen to save him!” she texted.
The Joneses have six kids and one income. Erin has gone from stay-at-home mom to advocate for patients’ rights to choose their own treatment in a short time.
She looks at all that has happened through the lens of a Christian.
“I still can't believe the position I am in. Totally out of my comfort zone,” said Erin. “But when push comes to shove, I am fighting for the life of our family.”
Before the court loss, Erin joined a protest outside Huguley hospital to get Ivermectin. She has been interviewed on many Texas TV stations.
Jason has been weaning off the ventilator for the past couple weeks. He was intubated on Oct. 7.
Erin explained what happened the first time Jason tried speaking in months. “His oxygen dropped to 90 during it. They kept the vent at 35 just to see. His heart rate was high because it worked him up.”
The next steps are to continue reducing the sedation medication while monitoring his damaged lungs.
Erin was trying to get Jason stable enough to move to a long-term facility in order to give him Ivermectin in pill form. I asked why she changed her mind about leaving the hospital.
“I have really struggled with this,” she said. “I really like this new doctor. He is doing wonders for Jason. So right now, I am ok where he is. The place he would move to is 50/50 for care.” She added, “Plus, I am still doing my thing.”
I said to Erin that it’s a miracle that Jason is awake and now speaking. She agreed.
“We still have a long journey ahead of us, but we are going in the right direction for sure,” she said. “God has been with us for every step. Leading and guiding us.”
UPDATE on GoFundMe:
My story about GoFundMe deleting the fundraiser for the Jones Family because Erin mentioned the Ivermectin case has a good ending. Erin’s best friend Christina set up a new fundraiser on the Christian site GiveSendGo that has raised more money for the family.
Also, GoFundMe finally sent Erin the money left in the deleted account. The company never responded to my request for an explanation for removing the fundraiser for a Sheriff Deputy and his family. A GoFundMe spokesman only responded to tell me to correct my tweet that said they stole the money.
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