Olivia Guidry Wiki – Olivia Guidry Biography
Olivia Guidry was a nurse in Lafayette, Louisiana, who died of complications from COVID-19 on July 10, 2021.
The Louisiana native worked in the emergency room at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center. According to social media posts from friends and family members, Guidry’s parents and boyfriend are also both battling coronavirus.
She was 23 years old.
Olivia Guidry Dies
Guidry died in the intensive care unit at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center, where she worked, after battling COVID-19 complications for several days, according to now-private Facebook posts from her sister that chronicled her illness.
Guidry was moved to the ICU on July 7; several days after being diagnosed with coronavirus, her sister said she suffered a seizure after her fever spiked. She was intubated that day. Her sister said her chest X-ray showed minor pneumonia.
Her sister, Brittany Smith, said doctors initially thought they would be able to wean her off the ventilator. Still, she was then placed into a medically induced coma on the morning of July 8 because she showed signs of brain damage, swelling and fluid on the brain.
According to her sister’s posts, an infectious disease doctor believed Guidry was in a cytokine storm, and she was treated with high-dose steroids and antibodies.
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Ashleigh Clark wrote on Facebook on July 10, “Thank you, everyone, for the prayers. We are waiting for more test results at this time and waiting to hear from Olivia’s neurologist. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayer for Olivia and our family. She made it through the night last night.
We are now waiting on tests to be done to determine what type of brain activity she has. Doctors will be doing an EEG and breathing test. She has been weaned off sedation meds so they can see if she is breathing on her own. I ask that everyone share and update friends and family from this post. Please continue to pray that God will do a miracle in Olivia Guidry. We are believing and standing alongside each of you.”
Clark then updated her post and said, “Olivia has passed away. Please pray for her family, especially her parents and sister. I can’t even believe this is real. To know her was to love her.”
According to posts from 2019 on Guidry’s Facebook page, she had a pre-existing heart condition. She wrote in September 2019, “So we did testing on Tuesday at the Mayo Clinic to see the impact that my fistula is having on my heart. They stuck a catheter through my neck, down to my heart. They took blood samples from each chamber lying down and then had me do an extensive workout on a bike. At my peak workout, they took more blood samples to test oxygenation. No intervention is needed, and they said my heart passed the test with flying colours.
They found that I did indeed have a fistula on my R coronary artery AND a patent foramen ovale (something that should close shortly after birth). They said the pressures in my chambers were excellent. He said one of my numbers was 1.3 and needed to be 1.5 to operate. THANKFULLY, everything went okay because I would have had to have OPEN HEART surgery then and there. He states he does not believe the fistula is causing my shortness of breath due to the test results. So, we still have a mystery on our hands but also have a huge blessing. Thank you for all of your prayers and support.”
According to her now-deleted Twitter profile, Guidry was an ER critical care specialty and trauma RN. She was also an aspiring doctor, writing in her profile that she was a “Future MD.” On Instagram, Guidry wrote in her profile, “Proverbs 31:10✝ My Audi looks better than I do. •RN, [email protected] LGMC Emergency Department🚑•Future MD💉”
On Guidry’s Facebook profile, she said she had been working at the Lafayette General Medical Center since June 2018. She studied nursing at Louisiana State University Eunice, where she also was pre-med and studying biology. She previously studied nursing at Louisiana State University Alexandria. Guidry was a native of Church Point, Louisiana.
She wrote on Facebook in December 2019 along with photos from her graduation, “Olivia Guidry, RN, BSN. Now to start classes for med school in January and begin applying!🙌🏼Big things coming in 2020, praise God❤️ summa cum laude again🤪”