Scott and Cindy Schara denounced the experience their 19-year-old daughter Grace Schara had while confined at St. Elizabeth Hospital. The teenager was admitted to the hospital on Oct. 6, 2021, five days after testing positive for COVID-19. Despite being part of the "faith-based" Ascension hospital network, the hospital protocols performed on Grace were far from it.
According to Scott, staff members at St. Elizabeth criticized his family's decision to accept COVID-19 treatment protocols instead of the vaccine. Hospital employees also came into conflict with Scott and Grace's sister, Jessica, who eventually served as the teen's patient advocate under the American Disabilities Act. Scott was forced to leave the hospital after he turned off the alarms in Grace's room to help her sleep.
To make things worse, Scott claimed hospital nurses repeatedly recorded lower blood oxygen levels for Grace in an attempt to rationalize her being put on a ventilator. He was able to investigate and determine that faulty equipment was responsible for the erroneous readings – thanks to his vigilance.
"They wanted to have us make a preemptive decision, so then they could decide whenever they wanted to put Grace on the ventilator. That's significant because this is what they do: They want this decision by the family to be in their back pocket," said Grace's father.
On Oct. 13, Grace was administered a combination of a sedative, an anti-anxiety drug and the opioid morphine. Jessica said Grace felt cold after being injected with the opioid, which a nurse claimed was normal.
Another nurse claimed they could not intervene because Grace was coded as a DNR. The Scharas did not sign a written consent for DNR status and Grace did not have a DNR bracelet, which means the hospital violated state law. The 19-year-old died at 7:27 p.m. on that day. (Related: Father forced to leave hospital, witness daughter's death on FaceTime … all due to outrageous covid restrictions.)
Scott said the nursing staff insisting that Grace was a DNR case despite the family's non-consent was "the final violation that resulted in her death." He added: "We were giving them direction to resuscitate the patient, and they didn't."
According to the death certificate, Grace died of acute respiratory failure with hypoxemia as a consequence of COVID pneumonia. But her father believes otherwise, arguing that the combination of the three drugs injected on her was behind the respiratory failure. He is now trying to change the cause of death to gross negligence via legal means.
The Scharas said in their website for Grace: "Once the hospital realized they would not convince the family to give the hospital authority to put Grace on an unnecessary ventilator at the doctor's discretion, it's probable that Grace was worth more dead than alive."
"On the final day of Grace's life, after the doctor proclaimed how well Grace was doing, he unilaterally labeled [her] as DNR. A combination of IV sedatives and narcotics were administered over a short time frame [so] that no one would likely survive, especially if already in respiratory distress."
Aside from this, the family submitted a detailed 14-page summary with supporting documents to the hospital. They also requested a meeting with the CEO of Ascension and the doctor involved in Grace's care. The hospital refused to comply.
The Scharas are entitled to a $9,000 funeral reimbursement, but they refused to accept it. "We don't want their dirty money," said Cindy, Grace's mother. She added that taking the money was tantamount to admitting that Grace died of COVID-19, which was clearly not the case.
Scott, Cindy and Jessica continue to grieve the loss of Grace. But alongside this, Scott is using her story as a way to inform others. "I'm motivated to get this story out, not just because of my daughter anymore. What's motivating us is people don't know this is happening, and it's real," said Grace's father.
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