Ivermectin cures Illinois Covid patient, but lawsuit develops
An Illinois hospital patient who was “desperately ill” and on a ventilator says he’s now home and healthy after a judge had to order a Naperville hospital to treat him with Ivermectin.
“Mr. Ng is as good as dead in the picture, which was taken on November 4. And at that point the hospital still wouldn’t give the Ivermectin,” said family attorney Kirstin Erickson. “And today he passed a breathing test that he hadn’t been able to pass in the last three weeks. And he looked more alert and aware. So I would say that the first dose of Ivermectin is actually working and is effective.”
Sun Ng, who came to the Chicago area to visit his family, contracted Covid and was hospitalized on October 14 and his health quickly declined, causing him to be placed on a ventilator just four days later. His daughter, Dr. Man Kwan Ng, who legally controls his healthcare, then asked the hospital to treat him with Ivermectin. The hospital refused, though, citing various national medical guidelines which suggest the drug is ineffective.
A DuPage judge finally ruled in the family’s favor and ordered Edward Hospital to treat Ng with the drug, but the hospital initially refused.
“We continue to strenuously object to the false science narrative that is being given to the court without basis,” the hospital’s lawyer, Joseph Monahan, said.
Ng was finally eventually given Ivermectin, though, and reportedly even removed his breathing tube himself. His family released a statement, saying his recovery has been “beyond their expectations.”
“My father’s recovery is amazing. My father is a tough man. He was working so hard to survive, and of course, with God’s holding hands. He weaned off oxygen about three days after moving out of the ICU,” Dr. Ng said. “He started oral feeding before hospital discharge. He returned home without carrying a bottle of oxygen and a feeding tube installed to his stomach. He can now stand with a walker at the bedside and practice stepping. After being sedated for a month on a ventilator in ICU, his performance is beyond our expectations. Praise the Lord.”
The hospital has since appealed the judge’s order. A representative for Edward Hospital declined to comment due to “patient privacy guidelines.”