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Mon Sep 13, 2021, 10:54 PM

They Survived ... It's a Freaking Miracle [View all]

My sister and brother-in-law came home from the hospital today, after more than a week in what was essentially ICU, suffering from COVID pneumonia. The regular ICU was full so the hospital took a wing of nothing but private rooms and created make-shift ICU units. She was in one room and he was across the hall. They were both on BiPAP, remdesivir, steroids, antibiotics, etc., and both received monoclonal antibody infusions prior to admittance. Both had different symptoms (he had raging headaches and high fever; she had unbelievable weakness and nausea) in addition to the lung-shattering coughs. She also suffered from brain fog and short term memory loss. I kept in touch via phone - no visitors, of course. Fortunately I was listed as an emergency contact so could talk to the nursing staff and get the scoop.

He progressed relatively normally with no setbacks, she could barely move out of the bed without her oxygen plummeting and had a couple of bad episodes. He got out Saturday. She was discharged today. Both are home on oxygen, receiving physical therapy and home health care. Both were told by doctors that it could be weeks or months before they are back to anything that resembles normal. She lost over 10 lbs. He lost 24 lbs.

Were they vaccinated? NO. Are they telling anyone within earshot that they need to be vaccinated now? YES. My sister is texting and calling everyone she knows (when she has the breath to talk) to tell them to get vaccinated.

I guess some good came out of this.

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