May 15, 2016 |
When George Badame started complaining about stomach pain after a big Italian Easter dinner three years ago, his wife, Mary, chalked it up to a little agita. He vomited that night, and his stomach still hurt the next morning. The couple figured he had a virus, and Mary went to work as usual. Back at their South Philadelphia home by midafternoon, she found George on the bedroom floor shivering. Less than 24 hours after Easter dinner, he was in the intensive-care unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.