Miracles do happen: Woman recovers from COVID after 90 days

After 41 days, she was taken off ECMO support and put on ventilator support. Subsequently, through the tracheostomy, she was connected to high­flow oxygen and taken off the ventilator.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  11 Aug 2021 4:56 AM GMT
Miracles do happen: Woman recovers from COVID after 90 days

Hyderabad: A 36-year-old COVID positive has finally recovered after 90 days of treatment and oxygen therapy.

The woman battled severe respiratory distress for 90 days due to COVID. The doctors initially tried to manage with high flow oxygen support but the patient had to be put on a ventilator.

After her oxygen levels didn't stabilize despite the ventilator support, the doctors put her on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) support. She stayed on ECMO support for 41 days. She had lots of fluctuations in her condition, and on some occasions, the doctors felt that she would not make it, Medicover Hospital said in a statement.

After 41 days, she was taken off ECMO support and put on ventilator support. Subsequently, through the tracheostomy, she was connected to high­flow oxygen and taken off the ventilator.

Meanwhile, her kidneys started to recover and she was taken off dialysis. She had developed severe weakness of her muscles which made it difficult for her to even stand or sit. Intense physiotherapy was started from an early period which helped her regain her strength to some extent. The tracheostomy tube was also removed and she was able to speak and eat on her own. "

"Considering the condition in which the patient arrived and the long duration of ECMO support, it is really amazing to see her recover. The multidisciplinary team of intensivists, surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists, and nutritionists made it happen," said Dr. Ganshyam M Jagathkar, Director, Critical Care said,

He added that presently, she is on one liter of oxygen support, awake, cheerful, eating, and talking. She is still weak and needs rehabilitation through extensive physiotherapy and good nutritive support.

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