A Florida well being care technician who spent 9 months within the hospital with COVID-19 has been launched from the ability the place she labored throughout an emotional sendoff.
Rosa Felipe, a 41-year-old electroencephalography tech at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami who caught the virus in March, on Tuesday left the office the place she’d given mind assessments for the previous 15 years — as a discharged affected person, WPLG reported.
“The one factor I can let you know is that that is actual,” Felipe instructed reporters after utilizing a walker to exit the ability. “[Coronavirus] is actual. The consequences are actual. However what’s extra actual is the love that I’ve obtained right here, the dedication from my docs and the employees right here.”
Felipe’s combat towards the virus was difficult by underlying well being situations – bronchial asthma and diabetes – and he or she spent two months in an ICU unit on a ventilator at one level, CNN reported in August.
“I’m nonetheless grateful that I’m alive,” Felipe instructed CNN on the time. “I’m grateful that I made it.”
The married mom of two mentioned she was probably uncovered in early March whereas working on the hospital. She later developed blood clots in her proper hand and docs will probably should amputate her fingertips, WPLG reported.
Felipe was briefly discharged in June, however needed to return as a result of sepsis from a bleeding ulcer. Her situation later stabilized and Felipe began present process bodily and occupational remedy, WFLA reported.
“I’m overcome with emotion as a result of I didn’t assume I used to be going to make it,” Felipe mentioned. “And when you would have instructed me again then that I might come out strolling, with problem, however I’m standing. And I’m not going to surrender. I’m going to get higher.”
Felipe’s brother, Leonardo Guzman, mentioned seeing his sister depart the hospital Tuesday was an enormous departure from what docs had beforehand prepped him for.
“It’s been a really onerous … or a really bitter drink to swallow, particularly on the time after we have been instructed by the docs to make preparations for her funeral,” Guzman instructed WFLA.
Felipe has a protracted street of restoration forward, however hopes to someday work on the hospital once more, WPLG reported.