Palatine man survives COVID after 116-day hospital stay at Ascension Saint Alexius in Hoffman Estates – What We Know!

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ailing. (WLS) — Edgar Espinoza is grateful to be alive after practically dying from COVID-19, and enduring a grueling hospital keep.

“It’s been a tricky, powerful street, however with the assistance of everyone, the medical doctors and every little thing, we made it via,” he mentioned.

The 38-year-old was positioned on a ventilator the day after Christmas 2021, however his situation steadily worsened.

“They had been massively infected, each lungs had been. Mainly we couldn’t get any oxygen into his blood,” mentioned Dr. Amit Bharara, pulmonologist at Ascension Saint Alexius in Hoffman Estates. “Most individuals as sick as he was wouldn’t make it via that.”

So medical doctors threw a medical Hail Mary and closely sedated Espinoza, together with paralysis, for greater than two weeks.

“We had paralyzed him in order that the ventilator was doing every little thing, and it allowed his lungs to get some relaxation simply to present them time to heal,” Baharara defined.

The gamble paid off and medical doctors had been in a position to carry out a tracheostomy, however for greater than two months Espionza lay unconscious. Then, immediately in February he opened his eyes, two days earlier than his spouse’s birthday.

“He was in a position to transfer his head, his arms, his legs, and it was like the very best day of my life,” mentioned spouse Meggin Espinoza. “That’s all I needed for my birthday was my husband.”

On April 6, after 116 days within the hospital, Espinoza lastly went house.

“I would like individuals to know that there’s all the time hope. There’s all the time hope, and for these households on the market which might be going via the identical factor not to surrender,” he mentioned.

Strolling stays tough, and Espionza nonetheless depends on oxygen, however he additionally continues to enhance. The medical doctors say his restoration is “miraculous.”

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