After two months in icu and another in rehab, my Dad kicked covids butt and got to come home today!!

After two months in icu and another in rehab, my Dad kicked covids butt and got to come home today!!

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48 thoughts on “After two months in icu and another in rehab, my Dad kicked covids butt and got to come home today!!

  1. I don’t think you need to restrain him. He probably doesn’t want to go back to visit his doctor friends for a while.

  2. Not 100% sure, but I think I took care of your dad at the hospital. So happy to hear (and see) that he’s doing so much better! One of the hardest things with COVID has been sending so many patients to the ICU and never getting to know what happens to them.

  3. I’ve got a couple of belts like that! If you buckle two together, you can loop it around a fridge and pull it out of it’s cubby hole.

  4. I’m very happy for you and your family. I have to say though, that after months in the ICU and rehab, it’s seems more like covid whooped your Dads ass pretty good.

  5. That’s awesome… Covid kicked my ass. It was one of the worse 17 days in my life, the gasping for air just to shower was the lowest point I’ve endured.

  6. Jeez two months?! I’m glad he’s doing better… until he sees that medical Bill LOL. My son was in the NICU for almost 2 months born premature at 26 weeks. His.NICU Bill was a little over $500k USD.

  7. Congrats, it’s nice to know older people are beating it. My 88 year old grandmother isn’t as fortunate. She got covid, then covid pneumonia and beat it. Then while recovering in the hospital she had a stroke. She’s pretty much on her death bed at this point. Sucks. I had lunch with her mid February and she was 100% all there, mobile, cooking, everything. Fuck Covid 🙁

  8. It’s important to have his eyes checked as covid impacts the ocular nerve.

    My mom has been critical in icu for almost a month and a half. Drs initially told us she was brain dead as a result of loss of oxygen to her brain after a cardiac arrest a month ago. Turns out CT scans and MRI showed no anoxic damage, however, she does have hypoc damage and recent very small strokes. Still in coma. Her cornea reflex had barely started and so had cough and gag reflex. We’re living a nightmare. She’s also now on dialysis. Now we’re prepping her for long term acute care facility, but others feel we should be considering comfort care. Idk what to do. All her labs and vitals are normal. Her lungs are improving. She’s traeched and pegged. Covid is hard to figure out. We don’t know what her Neuro status will be.

  9. Jesus. This looks so much like my dad who passed away a few years ago, the thumbnail made my heart jump and opening the photo took my breath away. So crazy. I’m glad your dad made it through.

  10. One of the very sad and tragic consequences after recovering from COVID is forgetting how to use a belt in the correct fashion

  11. My dad died today, so please give yours a huge hug for me.

    Hug your parents tight, make sure they know you love them. They can disappear suddenly without any warning.

  12. Importantly, I am so happy that modern medicine saves lives. I am so happy for you and your father. I really can’t imagine and hope I do not go through what your family has gone through.

    And a very less important note, just want to state the craziness. ICU cost in USA is between $1,300 and $9,000 that could be a $500,000k or more tab! Covid might be taken care of as an exception due to federal pressure, but ICU will easily bankrupt you in USA.

  13. It’s to give people something to grab onto to help him stand up. My Gram had one after her stroke.

  14. I’m not trying to get sympathy votes at all when i say this: my dad didn’t win against covid but I’m so so glad yours did. Hug him for me.

  15. Thank you for sharing this. I am a nurse and spent a year working with Covid patients. I see the faces and remember the names of many who didn’t make it home. I know more did go home than didn’t, but those aren’t the ones that stay with me as much.

    The stories like this one? They keep me going. They remind me that there were ones that made it home. It’s hope.

    Edit: and your dad looks fantastic! His faces just exudes joy.

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