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Natasha Ott Biography

Natasha Ott Biography, New Orleans Louisiana Coronavirus Death: Natasha Ott Wiki

Natasha Ott is a New Orleans woman who tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus but died before she received her test results.  On March 10, 39-year-old Natasha Ott showed symptoms of a cold, and less than two weeks later, her partner Justin Anderson found her dead in her kitchen. Anderson posted to Facebook and recounted the timeline of events, from Ott feeling the symptoms of a cold, to her being found unresponsive in her kitchen.

On March 10, Ott told Anderson that she had a “tiny fever” and a respiratory cold. Ott, who worked at Crescent Care as a social worker, didn’t get tested for the coronavirus as she was determined to be low-risk. However, Ott got tested for COVID-19 on March 16 as her symptoms did not subside. Ott was told that it would take up to five days to receive the results of the test.

A few days later, on Thursday, March 19, Ott told Anderson she felt like she had “something” in her lungs. She also said that her test results were going to be delayed until Monday.

The next day, Anderson went over to Ott’s house around 8 p.m. as she wasn’t answering his phone calls or messages — he found her dead in her kitchen. According to Anderson, Ott’s test results have still not come back.

Anderson finished his FB post by saying, “Our government is ill-prepared for this pandemic in a way that has and will cost lives. Cherish your loved ones like you could lose them, and let them know you cherish them”

Natasha Ott Coronavirus Timeline as per Her Boyfriend Justin Anderson Facebook Post

On March 10, 39-year-old Natasha Ott showed symptoms of a cold. Ott told Anderson that she had a “tiny fever” and a respiratory cold. Ott, who worked at Crescent Care as a social worker, didn’t get tested for the coronavirus as she was determined to be low-risk. However, Ott got tested for COVID-19 on March 16th as her symptoms did not subside. Ott was told that it would take up to five days to receive the results of the test.

A few days later, on Thursday, March 19th, Ott told Anderson she felt like she had “something” in her lungs. She also said that her test results were going to be delayed until Monday.

On March 20th, Anderson went over to Ott’s house around 8 p.m. as she wasn’t answering his phone calls or messages — he found her dead in her kitchen. According to Anderson, Ott’s test results have still not come back.

“For those of you not fortunate enough to have known her – know this: it’s an immeasurable loss,” Anderson wrote. He finished his FB post by saying, “Our government is ill-prepared for this pandemic in a way that has and will cost lives. Cherish your loved ones like you could lose them, and let them know you cherish them”

Tributes

The time for joking about Covid-19 is over. Now is the time to keep yourself, your loved ones, and everyone else safe. And I’m devastated to say that now is also the time to mourn.

Natasha S. Ott passed on today. She was a profoundly kind, passionate, funny and loving 39-year-old woman in good health. She was a Peace Corps alumni who liked to curse… and she loved those who were fortunate enough to be close to her with every ounce of her heart.

The absolute least-interesting thing about her was the way that she died, but I’d like to talk about that here now because I’d like everyone to wake-up to the reality of what we are facing.

On Tuesday, March 10th she wrote me to tell me she was feeling a bit sick: “Like a respiratory cold. Tiny fever.”

She worked for Crescent Care as a social worker for clients who are HIV positive. They sent her home, but didn’t test her – she was told she was low-risk.

She wrote me the following on March 11th: “I tried to go to Ochsner today to get a flu test and they told me it would be a week before I could see my PCP. I ended up getting it at work. We only have 5 coronavirus tests at my clinic. I declined to take one so someone else could.” Natasha worked for Crescent Care – an organization dedicated to providing treatment to people who are HIV positive. This organization that provides healthcare to the highest of high-risk populations had 5! coronavirus tests available on March 11th, and she elected not to use one. The flu test she did take ended up coming back negative.

On Friday March 13th she wrote: “Hey, they don’t think I need to get tested unless I develop a fever. All looks well.”

On Sunday March 15th she wrote: “Hey, I’m not feeling so hot still. I may be testing at work tomorrow. I’m probably fine. I just tried to drink some medicinal whiskey and feel unwell. I’m ok. I love you.”

On Monday March 16th I asked her if I could bring her some Pho, and she wrote: “Nothing, thank you. I’m ok. I don’t have an appetite.”

She did get tested for Coronavirus that day, and was told it would take up to 5 days to see results.

On Tuesday March 17th I asked “How you feelin?” and she replied: “Ok 

On Wednesday March 18th she wrote: “I walked Zola and am worn out.” She also wrote: “I just want to drink whiskey” and sent me an article about a 25-year old man that claimed whiskey cured his Coronavirus.

She wrote: “I don’t want to be sick anymore” and “I just don’t understand why I don’t feel much better yet.”

On Thursday March 18th she said: “Also, if you’re offering dog walking services today, I’d like to place a request.”

She also wrote “This moms soup from WFs is the tits” and “I feel like if I had to go into battle, I’d rather have an ax than a sword” and “I think Zola is worried about me” (Zola’s her dog).

I went by that evening to walk Zola. Natasha was feeling a bit better. She had more energy than she’d had in days, and she ended up walking Zola with me. She did complain that she felt like ‘something’ was in her lungs. She also mentioned that her Coronavirus test results were delayed, and likely wouldn’t come back until Monday.

We made plans to watch a movie together Friday evening (remotely) round 8.

On Friday March 19th she wrote: “Good morning! I love you.”
To my lasting shame, I replied: “Morning, sunshine. How you feeling?” I very much wish I’d said “I love you” back.

She sent her last message to me at 8:36am in response: “A little better and hopeful. The herbs seems to be helping.”

At 6:54pm I texted, with no-reply.
I called twice, with no-reply.
I wrote: “I’m getting nervous. Just called twice. Text or call me soon. If I don’t hear from you within the hour I’m coming over there to check on you.”

I got to her house around 8. No one answered the door. I walked to the back of the house and noticed the rear door that opened into her fenced yard was open (she left it open sometimes so Zola could go in and out).

I went in the back, and found her dead in her kitchen. For those of you not fortunate enough to have known her – know this: it’s an immeasurable loss. And seeing a woman I knew to be so full of life lying on the floor lifeless was devastating. I was afraid to touch her. I held her anyway.

Her Coronavirus test results have still not come back.

Know these things, friends:
– Our government is ill-prepared for this pandemic in a way that has and will cost lives.
– Cherish your loved ones like you could lose them, and let them know you cherish them.

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Update – what I wish I’d done differently, two days later:

I’m not a doctor, but I did talk to my friend who is an ICU doctor before posting this. Still, take my advice with a grain of salt.

I’m seeing tons of news stories that say you should stay home if you have ‘minor’ symptoms. But I haven’t seen anyone delineate what a ‘minor’ symptom is.

Tasha was a stoic soul, and her tone of voice and joking demeanor made everything sound like not so big a deal.

But she told me on Thursday evening that she felt like ‘something’ was in her lungs.

– shallow breathing is not a minor symptom
– feeling like there’s lung congestion or fluid in your lungs is not a minor symptom

If you or a loved one feel like there’s fluid or congestion in their lungs or is experiencing shallow breathing, seek medical attention immediately.

Don’t wait on a test status, don’t wait to see if things will feel better tomorrow.

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