Sep.26.2018 Back to News Feed

Patient On the Road to Recovery from West Nile Virus

A day after feeling a pain in his leg and tingling in his feet and fingertips, Justin Chenier found himself struggling to walk.

Chenier suspected it was just a pulled muscle. But six weeks later, he’s still in the hospital.

In his basement when he started struggling, Chenier crawled upstairs and used his couch to get into a standing position.

The Omaha man hemmed and hawed about calling the doctor, but his wife, Amy, helped him into the car and drove to the emergency room.

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