California nurse defeats coronavirus after 8-month battle: âThis is my second lifeâ
A nurse in California — a state that is currently seeing a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations — who was sickened with the novel coronavirus back in the spring has finally been released from the hospital — eight months later.
Merlin Pambuan, an intensive care unit nurse who has worked at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, Calif., for the past 40 years, was released from the same medical center on Monday after an eight-month battle against the novel coronavirus.
“This is my second life,” Pambuan, 66, said, per Reuters.
Pambuan suffered severe illnesses shortly after the pandemic hit the state in the spring, requiring sedation, ventilation and a feeding tube at one point.
The outlet reported she came close to death many times — doctors discussed end-of-life options with her family at one point — but Pambuan …continued .
[Source: Fox News]