Family from U.S. visiting Ecuador discuss health nightmare

Posted on January 2, 2015 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Health reported…For the Malone family, a business trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador, changed their lives when Karen Malone’s husband Perry Malone, a retired Flint firefighter, complained of discomfort from shortness of breath. It was an ailment that eventually left him comatose with brain damage and the couple stuck in Ecuador wanting to come home. On the way back to their hotel room one night, Perry Malone, 60, began to tell his wife and friends that he couldn’t breathe. Karen Malone said Perry Malone got out of the passenger van and she and friends began rubbing various oils from the company on him to help him calm down.

“He calmed down and he said he was feeling much better,” she said. But by the time Perry Malone made it to the lobby doors, he was started to complain again.
“We started to rub oils on him again,” Malone said. “We had to calm him down. He joked as we rubbed him down and by the time we made it to our room he said he was fine and he felt like he had indigestion.”


Malone said she left him shortly to go to the hotel lobby and when she returned she found her husband lying on the floor.

“He was lying on his side and when I turned him over his tongue was hanging out of his mouth and he couldn’t talk,” she said. “I called the desk and told them I needed 911 but they didn’t understand what I was saying.” Perry Malone was suffering from a heart attack and a stroke. Read Article

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