According to reports from his family on Saturday, a 29-year-old father and Georgia Department of Corrections agent had died of COVID-19.
Nick Boutwell of Perry, Georgia, died Friday after battling the virus for more than a month. His 1-year-old daughter, Rylee, is hospitalized but has recovered. Boutwell’s wife, Lacy Boutwell, expressed her bluntness about the fact that she and her husband were not vaccinated.
“Yeah Nick and I don’t stand a chance,” she wrote on Facebook. “Like many others in our lives, we believe in everything that is said. Barren. Nick and I want an extra child.”
Lacy Boutwell said that she has changed her mind about vaccinations and will vaccinate her daughter.
Lacy Boutwell said many of her husband’s friends and family have been vaccinated and she believes her goal in life is to help people.
“Although she has saved and helped so many people in her 29 years of life, she has saved the most during sleep in the last 4 weeks,” Lacy Butwell wrote on Facebook. Before becoming a GDC agent, Boutwell was the K9 office for the Perry Police Department.
According to the GoFundMe created for her family, Lacy Boutwell discovered on July 18 that her husband was unconscious because Lacy was ill. When the ambulance arrived, her oxygen level was 53%.
Butwell was hospitalized in Macon and then flew to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, where he was placed on ECMO, a machine that bypasses the heart and lungs.
When Nick Bottwell was hospitalized, the community joined the family and even held a parade for his daughter’s first birthday in August. 12. his condition deteriorated rapidly. Her mother Robin Boutwell said her son can donate organs that are not affected by the new coronavirus. “Even in death, Nick continues to help others,” she wrote. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.