Christine Smith shared her COVID-19 story, including how she spent days in a coma before waking up and looking for her mom. As soon as she recovered, her boyfriend proposed and now they are planning the wedding.
Millions of people around the world have been infected with the COVID-19 virus, each with their own story. While some were asymptomatic and quickly recovered, others had it difficult.
A woman from the UK, Christine Smith, shared her COVID story and how doctors warned her family to prepare for the worst as she was put on ventilator support.
A hospital hallway. | Source: Shutterstock
Smith admits that she does not know how she contracted the virus and did not think it was COVID she was dealing with. She shared:
“At first, I thought it was a chest infection, but I kept throwing up, and after a call to 111, they said go into a hospital. They did a test there and found out it was covid and admitted me.”
Smith did well at a ward with oxygen to help her breathe for four days, but suddenly, her body started responding negatively to the infection.
A doctor holding the patient's hand inside a clinic. | Source: Shutterstock
“All I remember after that is waking up, and the doctor saying, ‘Come with us now, or you are going to die,’” she shared. I don’t remember anything after that.”
Smith was placed in the intensive care unit and relied on a ventilator to live. While in a coma, doctors called her family and asked them to prepare for the worst.
On the fourth day, medical staff called her mom and put the phone on speaker, hoping Smith would recognize the voice and wake up.
A doctor holding the patient's bed in a hospital. | Source: Shutterstock
Spending days in a coma, Smith’s family did not know if she was going to make it, but one day, she woke up and immediately shouted to phone her mother. She shared:
“People think coronavirus is only this or that, but once you have been in that situation, you realize it’s not.”
Medical staff and other people cheered for Smith as she was discharged, making the unforgettable moment emotional. It has since been over three weeks, and Smith is still recovering.
[A North Carolina mom] was billed $163,000 at the hospital after contracting the virus and becoming a severe case.
Her fiance, Mark Squires, immediately proposed after thinking he would lose the love of his life. Currently, Smith, her family, and her future husband are planning for the wedding as she recovers.
Severely contracting the virus is a struggle in itself, but recovering at a hospital comes at a high cost. Recently, a mom-of-three urged people to get vaccinated after she detailed her experience with the virus.
According to Charneseya Moye from North Carolina, she was billed $163,000 at the hospital after contracting the virus and becoming a severe case.
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