Fitness influencer Lexi Reed is within the hospital “engaged on restoration” after she was positioned in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator after her organs started to fail, based on her husband.
Reed, 31, who grew her social media following after she started documenting her 312lb-weight-loss journey alongside her husband Danny in 2016, has been within the hospital for a month, based on Danny, who shared a well being replace on her Instagram Thursday.
In the publish, which reveals Reed in a hospital mattress, Danny mentioned that “just a few weeks in the past” the health influencer had been getting sick and was struggling to maintain meals down. According to Danny, after Reed began “performing in another way,” he introduced her to the hospital, the place she was positioned in a medically induced coma and placed on a ventilator.
“They additionally advised me if I had waited it’s doable she may have died,” Danny mentioned within the publish, after explaining that medical doctors advised him Reed’s organs had been failing. “She is at the moment in dialysis, can’t stroll, and dealing on restoration.
“Thank you all on your prayers, all of them imply a lot to us and this shall be an extended arduous battle a part of her story however she is powerful!”
On Reed’s Instagram, Danny additionally shared an replace about his spouse’s well being on her Stories, the place he posted a video taken by Reed from her hospital mattress and mentioned that medical doctors advised him she may have died if he had waited one other day to deliver her to the hospital.
According to Danny, Reed has been within the hospital for the final month, with the main focus now on “getting Lexi again to well being”.
Danny additionally famous that the couple “sadly” doesn’t have medical insurance.
Following the replace, followers have flooded the feedback below the publish with well-wishes for Reed. “So many prayers and love despatched her means. We love you, Lex!” one particular person wrote, whereas one other fan mentioned: “Praying for her, you and the household. I’m so sorry.”
Others inspired Danny to arrange a GoFundMe in order that followers may assist cowl the prices of Reed’s hospital payments.
Reed, who goes by the username @fatgirlfedup on Instagram, the place she has greater than 1.2m followers, and on YouTube, the place she has 90,000 subscribers, turned a well known influencer after documenting her and Danny’s weight-loss journey. The couple finally misplaced a mixed 407lbs.
The Independent has contacted Danny for remark.