Patient with COVID-19 Married His Fiancée While on a Hospital Bed in a Touching Ceremony
At the end of the day, love wins. Here are the details of a San Antonio COVID-19 patient who married his fiancée while on a hospital bed.
A news outlet recently shared a video of a couple as they said their "I dos." This ceremony was not conducted in a church, neither was it a beach wedding. Still, watching it would make anyone emotional.
The heart-melting ceremony was shared via KENS 5 & Kens5.com's Facebook page. The source showed the couple as they stayed close to each other. The San Antonio Methodist Hospital staff, their family members, and a few loved ones were in attendance.
Illustration of blood drawn to test for COVID-19. | Photo: Pixabay
The couple, Carlos Muniz and Grace, have been engaged for some time and they had decided to say their "I dos," shortly before Muniz was diagnosed with COVID-19.
In the post, the groom wore a white tuxedo shirt as he laid in bed. His bride was dressed in an adorable wedding dress and had a bouquet in hand with her hair let down to flow on her shoulders.
She still made a conscious effort to protect her nose with a white face mask. The COVID-19 patient was later wheeled around the hospital with his bride walking with him. The news source headlined the post:
"A San Antonio man struggling to recover from coronavirus was able to say 'I do' to his fiancée with the help of Methodist Hospital Staff."
Illustration of a pandemic. | Photo: Pixabay
The clip had a couple of likes and shares and one person commented the word "beautiful" on the post. A love of this magnitude is indeed beautiful, and even though the patient has not fully recovered from the virus, his fiancée opted to seal the deal once and for all.
Before the wedding, Muniz's health was deteriorating. Reports from the hospital staff revealed that he was transferred to ICU for emergency cannulation. They later placed him on ECMO.
Through it all, his wife remained steadfast in her love and support for him. She confessed that she was scared after nearly losing him two times.
The ECMO is a machine that helps to stabilize people with respiratory issues such as heart and lungs complexities.
Having heard that the couple would have exchanged their vows before the life-threatening illness, his nurse advised them to wed in the hospital.
The advice was taken, and that was when the hospital staff noticed a change in Muniz. They confirmed that his body began to fight better. A statement from the hospital staff confirmed that:
"Carlos is capable of doing more now than before. He's fighting for something."
Through it all, Muniz's wife has remained steadfast in her love and support for him. She confessed that she was scared after nearly losing him two times due to failed lungs. The patient is negative now but his body is yet to recover fully.
The couple is indeed fortunate to have each other as the virus has killed many. The novel coronavirus, which was first detected in Wuhan, China, has taken the lives of many across the globe and has left some bedridden.
Likewise, the virus caused the world to go on a compulsory holiday, where businesses stopped operating, schools were shut down, and still remain closed.
At the moment, many firms are picking up. They have resorted to a new mode of operation suitable for both the firms and their consumers.
Many countries have also relaxed the lockdown policy and people can move more freely around the place. They have also been advised to pay attention to personal hygiene like regular hand washing. The use of face masks and face shields are also on the rise and people are conscious and cautious about the disease.