Pittsburgh bride hospitalized on honeymoon in Mexico with sepsis rushed to hospital in Florida – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Pittsburgh woman who was hospitalized on her honeymoon in Mexico has returned to the country after being airlifted to a hospital in Florida.

“She is better now, improving steadily. Every day it gets brighter and brighter, ”said Brandon De Kort, the newlyweds’ best friend.

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Christine and Matthew Roth’s honeymoon in Cancun barely started when the new bride started to feel bad. She was taken to hospital, where she suffered septic shock. Her husband said doctors found a staph infection.

“She really took a sharp turn, her heart rate went up, her blood pressure dropped really quickly and she was in septic shock,” said Matthew Roth.

The 26-year-old high school sweethearts from Hampton Township tied the knot on July 4 in Pittsburgh and traveled to Cancun for their honeymoon on July 5.

“I have never seen a prettier bride walk down the aisle,” said Matthew Roth.

Christine Roth was hospitalized for 10 days in Cancun. De Kort was the witness of the wedding and was devastated that he could not visit them or do anything to help them.

“It made me feel pretty helpless. They are two of my best friends. I have known them for so long and there was not much I could do, ”said De Kort.

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Christine Roth was flown to Broward Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday morning. Friends said she was in stable condition, but was sedated and on a ventilator.

Matthew Roth said the process for the newlywed’s return to the United States was difficult due to issues with medical bills and insurance. He said the staff at Galenia Hospital in Cancun were amazing and saved his wife’s life.

The generosity of others helped the new bride return to America. Friends, family and strangers donated approximately $ 60,000 to a GoFundMe page created by her Bridesmaid Courtney Stinebiser.

“Every dollar, every prayer, every share in history has made the biggest difference in the world,” said De Kort.

The cuteness changed that nightmare and hopefully will lead the couple to their home in Pittsburgh.

“All everyone wants at this point is for her to come home healthy and safe as quickly as possible,” De Kort said.

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Stinebiser said her best friend could be awakened from sedation in a day or two.

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