Woman's baffling decade-long illness finally diagnosed as carbon monoxide poisoning

Jun 16, 2018
07:44 A.M.

41-year-old Kathi Wilson was suffering from a mysterious illness for 10 years until a couple of contractors discover the cause.


Inside Edition reported that on June 8, 2018, that years of medical tests could not figure out what made her sick.

The last decade has been a time of uncertainty for Kathi Wilson as her physical condition deteriorated.

Several hours were spent in doctors’ offices hoping for an answer to illness. However, things went so bad that she could barely walk.

She tried multiple medications and specialists ran all sorts of tests, but, could not diagnose her illness.

Wilson also had additional flu-like symptoms which became too much to endure. Her daughter Ashlie said the family was puzzled with her mother’s condition.

Then suddenly one day, the cause of her mysterious illness was discovered. She did not have to thank any bright doctor or a revolutionary medical test, but two men in a dusty pickup truck.


Tired of being constantly on the bed, Wilson decided to get her bathroom remodeled and turn it into a sanctuary. The demolition began and a team of contractors came out to tally up the required upgrades.

They were tasked with completely redoing the look of the shower, adding modern tile, revamping the vanity and replacing the water heater.

It is when they came to remove the old heater and install the new one, they discovered something startling.

Those who had installed the heater a decade ago had made a terrible mistake. Without her knowing, Wilson had been inhaling the dangerous and poisonous gas carbon monoxide, also known as the “silent killer” throughout the years.

Once the contractors realized the extent of the problem, they broke the news to her. All the symptoms made sense to the doctors.

The connection was fixed and Wilson recovered, gaining her ability to walk, although her voice is still weak from her decade-long illness.

Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Dad Loses Son to a Rare but Treatable Disease — His Painful Tribute Urges People to Test Their Kids

July 02, 2023

43 Notable Parent Fails That Were Less Than Perfect

September 27, 2023

Boy Blows Candles on B-Day Cake and Suddenly Falls to the Floor Unconscious – Story of the Day

October 30, 2023

35 Real-Life Stories of People Who Called off Their Weddings

October 17, 2023

18-Year-Old Girl Left Her Newborn Kid at the Hospital – Story of the Day

October 25, 2023

People Share the Darkest Family Secrets They've Ever Discovered

October 19, 2023

30+ of the Most Toxic Coworkers People Have Ever Worked With

October 16, 2023

Mom Ignores Pimple on Son’s Back until It Sharply Bulges and Appears to Move – Story of the Day

July 17, 2023

31 Times People Took Brutal Revenge on Their Cheating Partners

October 04, 2023

Poor Dad Saves Stray Dog from Euthanasia, Soon It Leads Him to a Cave Holding a Treasure of Gold – Story of the Day

October 13, 2023

Daughter Asks Doctor to Turn Her Dad’s Life Support Off, 'I Knew It!' Dad Wakes Up Smiling – Story of the Day

October 02, 2023

71-Year-Old Woman Finds Diamonds Worth $400,000 in Her Plaster Cast – Story of the Day

September 11, 2023

Woman Puts Dad in Nursing Home and Never Visits Him, Gets a Letter from Him after His Death – Story of the Day

September 26, 2023

Girl Wakes up from Coma and Says, 'I Know the Truth about My Mom' — Story of the Day

August 09, 2023