Beating doctors' expectation, a 74-year-old Mumbai woman has recovered from COVID-19 in just 13 days after the woman's family was informed that she may not have more than a day to live.
Shailaja Nakwe was diagnosed with a score of 25/25 -- the most severe count of COVID-19 infection, as per a Times of India report.
"Her recovery was a sweet victory against the virus we are all so desperately fighting. She was a diabetic who came to us with near 100% lung involvement, went on to need complete ventilator support and came out of it,” Dr Rajaram Sonagra said, as per the report.
Nakwe was suffering from fever for 3-4 days before her sons rushed her to a hospital in Ghatkopar. Hours after she was admitted on April 8, Nakwe was put on a non-invasive ventilator.
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"Her oxygen dependence went up from 80 percent to 100 percent. All five lobes of the lung had over 75 percent involvement. She was breathing with great difficulty,” a doctor said, as per the report.
The doctors treated her with a popular antiviral drug remdesivir and other antibiotics before she finally recovered 13 days later.
"When we were told she may have just 24 hours to live, my mind had stopped working but my heart said she was a fighter. None of us gave up,” Nakwe's son Prashant told the publication adding, "My mother says she has touched death and come back."