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October 9th, 2014
06:58 PM ET

Pastor: Duncan family wants answers

(CNN) – The partner of Thomas Eric Duncan is simultaneously mourning his death, and dealing with the possibility that she, their son, and two of her nephews may have contracted the virus during Duncan's stay at her apartment.

"Louise and the three boys that are with her in quarantine are managing day-to-day, in fact I would say they're managing minute-to-minute," said Pastor George Mason, who has been counseling Louise Troh and her family through the ordeal.

The four individuals are tested everyday for symptoms of the deadly disease.

"Every single day is about sort of holding their breath and getting themselves ready for the next test to see that they're okay ... and they're trying to manage their grief at the very same time," said Mason.

Duncan died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, the first Ebola patient to die from the disease on U.S. soil.

Duncan's nephew – separate from Troh's nephews in quarantine – accuses the hospital of treating his uncle unfairly, calling the efforts to save Duncan "suspicious."

Troh also has questions.

"They have tremendous regret and questions about his care as well and how the decisions were made about it. But rather than making accusations, they are letting the investigative process play out," said Mason.

"Like any of us who go through grief, they are asking all of the "what if" questions, and that has to do with themselves, with Mr. Duncan, with the hospital, with all of those who have been in authority," said the pastor.

"They have been assured that there will be an investigation that will take place," he said.

For more of our interview with Pastor George Mason, check out the video above.

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