NEW YORK CITY -- (WPIX) -— Mary Dean, 61, had been in a Poughkeepsie-area hospital for a month, recovering from two heart surgeries, when she grabbed her daughter's arm on Sunday, Jan. 6th, to stop her from leaving the hospital room.
“She started shaking her head 'No,'” Latasha Cummings recalled to PIX11, “She was trying to 'lip' something to me, but I didn't understand what she was saying.”
Mary Dean had a tracheal tube in her throat, and she needed a breathing machine.
The next morning, Dean's sister Sheniquah said Mary grabbed her arm when she tried to leave the same hospital room.
“This was the first time I saw her cry,” Sheniquah Dean said, referring to her sister's medical problems.
Dean's daughter was summoned, and the two women asked Mary Dean to write on a piece of paper.
“She just kept writing, EKG, EKG,” her daughter recalled.