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Oldest person recovers and other positive recovery stories

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Orangeblossom78 Wed 13-May-20 11:38:05


And in UK 106 yr old recovers.

Wondered if anyone else wanted to share positive recovery stories..

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Orangeblossom78 Wed 13-May-20 13:59:58

Some recovery stories from local hospital including a lady with lupus

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Daffodil101 Wed 13-May-20 14:22:13

DH intensive care consultant. Many recoveries, including a nice man who my DH had advised to phone his wife before being ventilated. I asked about him every day!

55 patients at peak. 11 now.

Smilethoyourheartisbreaking Wed 13-May-20 14:32:10

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SummerHouse Wed 13-May-20 14:51:45

I am in a workforce of 2000. In the main public facing though some support functions WFH. Three confirmed cases. No one died.

SummerHouse Wed 13-May-20 14:52:45

Smile flowers your mum sounds amazing.

Smilethoyourheartisbreaking Wed 13-May-20 15:04:38

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Windyatthebeach Wed 13-May-20 15:06:09

113 year old in Spain recovered in the news today!

BakedCam Wed 13-May-20 15:08:31

Husband was admitted with chest pains. Tested positive. Discharged with antibiotics for chest infection. Isolated for 14 days to be on safe side with me. He is 61 and has asthma, heart disease, COPD. Fully recovered.

RhymingRabbit3 Wed 13-May-20 15:09:03

SIL is heavily pregnant and had it (confirmed by testing). Had a few rough days in bed but fine now.

wordgirl Wed 13-May-20 15:13:55

My 91-year-old MIL contracted the virus while in hospital (tested positive). Given her age and the fact that she was in very poor health we thought that would be the end for her. It now appears all she had was a bit of a cough and a temperature. She’s still poorly with all her other problems but has recovered from the virus.

SummerHouse Wed 13-May-20 15:16:00

This is a lovely thread. A breath of fresh air.

iamapixie Wed 13-May-20 15:22:26

There have been quite a number of stories of very elderly people recovering - I think it's still something like an 80% recovery rate even in the over 80s, though the stats vary -. I think the very old are made of pretty stern stuff!

Thighmageddon Wed 13-May-20 15:27:14

Even though I don't do the Thursday evening clap, I have been watching videos of those recovered and being clapped out of the hospital.

Every single one makes my eyes well up.

screamer1 Wed 13-May-20 15:35:09

My 94 year old gran came out of hospital last week having tested positive, and been in hospital on oxygen for 2.5 weeks.

She celebrated her birthday yesterday.

trappedsincesundaymorn Wed 13-May-20 15:36:22

I watched a program last night that showed a kidney transplant patient being in ICU after contracting the virus....he survived, as did the elderly man and 2 nurses that were also featured.

Smilethoyourheartisbreaking Wed 13-May-20 15:38:00

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Orangeblossom78 Wed 13-May-20 15:38:53

I wonder about these very elderly is there something that got them to such an age which also got them through having the virus? Some genetics / immune response perhaps...

although even at older age ranges the odds are still in general in their favour

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Orangeblossom78 Wed 13-May-20 15:39:31

Lovely to hear the other stories flowers keep them going..

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Haenow Wed 13-May-20 15:40:20

Young man with cystic fibrosis, oxygen dependent and 25% lung function;

Mirrorxx Wed 13-May-20 15:42:02

My mum is late 50s and has recovered after probably catching it at work in a hospital. She had a cough and was very fatigued but did not need medical attention.

Thighmageddon Wed 13-May-20 15:42:42

trapped the first episode of the specials of a Hospital was on Monday night. They're available on iplayer I think.

I've watched all series of the programme but this weeks were tear jerkers.

Orangeblossom78 Wed 13-May-20 15:42:57

MP Nadine Dorris' mother (84) recovered quickly after having mild symptoms

"Despite the fact she has survived polio and heart surgery, her mother is not in the best of health and later tested positive, but with much milder symptoms"

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Orangeblossom78 Wed 13-May-20 15:44:20

Prince Charles, 71, spent seven days self-isolating in Scotland after testing positive and displaying mild symptoms.

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BreadmanAndCake Wed 13-May-20 15:47:55

My husbands Nan had it, caught whilst in hospital for another reason (she is almost 90 and not in good health generally), was only tested as a matter of course and test showed positive..3 or so weeks on, no symptoms whatsoever.

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