Oklahoma elementary principal still struggling with COVID-19 effects over 5 months later

ENID, Okla. (KFOR) – An Enid elementary faculty principal has now been caught at house battling long-term results from COVID-19 for over 5 months. 

“I believe final we talked was in January and we had been simply hoping that my physique would simply sort of begin to heal with relaxation,” Scott Allen, principal of Monroe Elementary Faculty in Enid, informed KFOR on Tuesday. 

Sadly, to date, that hasn’t occurred for Allen. 

“For 5 months, I’ve been just about remoted on this home,” he stated. 

All of that point, he is mainly been bed-ridden resulting from long-term results from COVID-19. 

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Final time Information 4 spoke with him in late December, Allen was coping with uncommon resting heart-rate fluctuation, bouncing from the 20s to above 170 inside minutes. 

“Sadly, probably, I’m going to must get a pacemaker as a result of harm from COVID and I didn’t have any coronary heart points in any respect earlier than I bought COVID,” Allen stated. 

Not solely that, however Allen is now utilizing a wheelchair to get round. 

“Simply to restrict the stress on my coronary heart and respiratory,” he stated. 

Sadly, Allen continues to be ready for the inexperienced mild to return to work. 

“That is without doubt one of the most troublesome issues, just isn’t being there for my workers and my faculty,” he stated. 

The scholars and workers at Monroe Elementary have been sending Allen playing cards and photos, as they proceed to attend for him to heal. 

“One of many issues that’s probably the most irritating with all of this, is docs simply don’t know,” Stated Allen. “The psychological battle is actual however I’m going to beat it.”

Allen has an appointment with a heart specialist on April 14th to find out whether or not he’ll want a pacemaker.

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