Cause of OU student’s death still under investigation

Excerpted from Tulsa World ( Posted: 1/12/2010)

EDMOND — A 21-year-old University of Oklahoma senior who was found dead inside her overturned car Sunday afternoon had a lengthy history of illness from Lyme disease and was taking several medications for pain and the disease, her parents told police.

The parents of Julia Kathryn Gilbert said the woman had an implanted 6-inch tube where medication could be administered intravenously into her jugular vein, and that her medications included hydrocodone and a chronic nerve pain drug called Lyrica. postings from Gilbert dating back to the spring catalog her struggle with the symptoms from the sometimes debilitating disease, including headaches, pain and time spent confined to her couch; — “lyme disease is just killing me,” she posted on Dec. 5. “so tired of feeling like a truck has run over me!”


~ by Rob on January 12, 2010.

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