Achy Symptoms Lead to Coma & Meningitis Death - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/22/04

Achy Symptoms Lead to Coma & Meningitis Death

She left work with a headache and nausea, 12 hours later she slipped into a coma, and late Wednesday afternoon, funeral services were held for 45-year-old Gloria Robinson.

Family and friends gathered to say goodbye at Faith Tabernacle Wednesday in disbelief that Gloria apparently contracted meningitis, which is a virus that begins with flu-like symptoms. When she slipped into a coma, she was rushed to UMC on December 10th, but Gloria never regained consciousness and died 9 days later.

Gloria's sister, Diana, a nurse, says it's important for people to understand the symptoms and get help immediately.

"I know that if you have a severe headache nausea and vomiting, pain in your neck, stiff neck, you need to get medical attention immediately. Don't confuse it with I'm coming down with the flu or whatever don't. They need to get medical attention. Look how fast this happened to my sister," says Diana Elvington.

Gloria leaves behind an 8-year-old daughter and a toddler she and her husband were in the process of adopting.

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