Texas mom dies from flu because meds were too expensive

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A second-grade teacher from Texas died Sunday due to complications of the flu after deciding not to buy the medication, which was more than $100.

"We have been learning a lot", Heather Holland wrote on an Ikard Elementary website page.

Heather Holland was sick for about a week before she was rushed to the hospital with the flu, pneumonia and sepsis, according to relatives.

After falling ill at the end of January, Holland decided not to pick up her prescribed flu medication because she felt that the $116 copay for a generic version of Tamiflu was too high.

She was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit and put on dialysis, but she could not be saved.

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Heather Holland died Sunday morning.

"I have to be strong for the kids, but it's still surreal, it hasn't all set in", Frank Holland said, according to the Democrat. "Our thoughts remain with the Holland family and our Ikard staff during this hard time", said superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Hanks in a statement.

Holland depicted his late spouse as an enthusiastic teacher who dedicated as long as she can keep in mind to supporting her little Texas the group.

"Friday night, things escalated and she ended up in the ICU", Holland said.

Asthma, diabetes and heart disease patients also face an increased risk of death from the usually harmless virus.

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She was described as a passionate teacher that had been with the Weatherford school district for the last four years.

Counselors were on campus Monday and will be throughout the week to assist students, staff and parents.

Advocates at Bose Ikard Basic, where Holland educated for as long as quite a while, likewise said they will offer their administrations during the time to help understudies, staff and guardians.

'Our grounds caretakers have been profound cleaning our schools since December, and the grounds where the educator worked experienced another profound cleaning on Friday, Feb. 2, ' a composed articulation from the locale said.

'We continue to remind students and parents of healthy habits during the cold and flu season'. That ties the highest level seen in the US during swine flu in 2009.

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The deadly flu season in the United States has taken another life.

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