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Texas Embalmer Shares Nightmare COVID Experiences: 'Unlike Anything I've Seen Before'

Not for the faint of heart.   

HUFFPOST PERSONAL
09/13/2021 09:08 am ET Updated 10 hours ago
Texas Embalmer Shares Nightmare COVID Experiences: ‘Unlike Anything I’ve Seen Before’
“I don’t know how much longer I can keep working this way,” the funeral professional told HuffPost.
By Noah Michelson

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We’ve just had to buckle down and do the best that we can. The internet has been a blessing because it allows all of us embalmers to communicate and find out what issues everyone is having because so much of this has been unlike anything we’ve seen before. We get bodies out of ICU regularly, but not in the condition that these COVID bodies are in. They’re tremendously swollen. If they’ve been on a ventilator, that often completely runs down their immune system. It also opens them up to a lot of sepsis and secondary infections that tend to hang around hospitals, like penicillin-resistant staph infections.

These folks were so swollen they were completely unrecognizable. We were also getting sent a lot of people who had died from COVID in nursing homes back at that time, and many of them had not been dead very long at all. Generally when we embalm, we utilize a major artery to inject the embalming fluid and we use its adjoining vein for drainage. The blood tends to settle out because it’s no longer flowing and it’ll gravitate to the dependent part of the body. The longer a body sits, the more blood clots that they develop. I was having people that had only been dead for a few hours and there were major clotting issues. The clots were the size of pancakes ― you never, never see those with someone who didn’t die of COVID.

I’ve been doing this for 30 years and pretty much everywhere I’ve worked has been medium to high volume. I’m not one of those embalmers that works at a place that just does 50 or 60 bodies a year. So I’ve done this long enough and I’ve seen enough that I would know when something different pops up. COVID is unlike anything I’ve seen before.

Many of the people who were in the ICU were on ventilators, and they put adhesive patches on their cheeks. They can easily become septic and they drip that septic saliva on the sides of their faces and the skin in that area gets infected. We were literally receiving bodies with huge lesions on their cheeks or [patches that had gone] gangrene. The sad part is the families of these people, at that point, hadn’t been allowed to see their loved ones during the several weeks that they were in the ICU. So the body comes out in an almost unrecognizable condition, and then you have to explain to their family that their loved one doesn’t look anything like what they should.

Despite the fact that I specialize in postmortem reconstruction ― accidents, trauma, stuff like that ― when the bodies are that swollen, there is very little I can do to eliminate that. And for a lot of these families, it’s just a tremendous shock. I’ve had husbands and wives die within days of each other. I’ve seen entire families wiped out. It’s horrible.

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https://www.huffpost.com/entry/texas-covid-embalmers-patrick-huey_n_612feb0be4b0aac9c012139c



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So what's the point of the article?  To underscore the fact that a covid death is hard on the body? 

Did the huffpo pick an embalmer in Texas because that state is currently enemy #1 on the left's list? 

We're the dead bodies that came out of cuomo's nursing homes of death any less gruesome than the dead covid victims in Texas?

Is this the fault of anti-vaxers/maskers, Donald Trump, his supporters,  or anyone who doesn't worship at the alter of joe bidunce?

Any wrath pointed at china for unleashing this onto the planet?

Has this embalmer considered changing career fields?  I'm sure he could learn to code if the dead bodies are too much for him to endure...
« Last Edit: September 14, 2021, 08:05:36 AM by DLR Pyro »
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I’m guessing this guy has never seen a fire victim, a drowning, someone mutilated in an accident, someone whose laid in a home unattended for weeks …

You know, someone TRULY experienced in the field.

Just a guess of course, but I do know a couple of morticians personally.

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I’m guessing this guy has never seen a fire victim, a drowning, someone mutilated in an accident, someone whose laid in a home unattended for weeks …

You know, someone TRULY experienced in the field.

Just a guess of course, but I do know a couple of morticians personally.

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So what's the point of the article?  To underscore the fact that a covid death is hard on the body? 

Did the huffpo pick an embalmer in Texas because that state is currently enemy #1 on the left's list? 

We're the dead bodies that came out of cuomo's nursing homes of death any less gruesome than the dead covid victims in Texas?
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There are some "specifics" that seem dubious to me, but the intent, grossly obviously, is to scare people. If one looks here, https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/texas/ , it can be seen that daily deaths were much worse in number and duration during the winter surge than the current surge. IOW, if the bodies really are that gruesome, why was this article not written in December or January when the supposed stress would have been much worse?
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