Uche Edochie, Pete Edochie’s son, has survived covid-19.
He said he just spent weeks at the gbagada center in Lagos.
Uche claims that when he first contracted the virus, he mistook it for malaria and was sent to the hospital.
Uche claims that his family spent N6 million to save his life, and that he knows of another individual who paid N17 million for his treatment.
He encouraged the authorities to look into the treatment for covid-19 in order to save countless lives.
”Me in recovery at the Covid 19 isolation treatment facility in Gbagada roughly twelve days ago,” he said on Facebook.
My older brother, @leoedochie, came to see me. The best big brother in the world. So Covid finally caught up with me, and it’s quite a tale.
“I assumed I had malaria when I became ill a few weeks ago. So I spent the first few weeks trying to get rid of malaria. It was too late by the time I realized this may be something else. Eighty percent of my lungs had been injured by the time I was brought to the hospital. I couldn’t eat or breathe for weeks and was on oxygen. I couldn’t move and was in excruciating pain in my chest. I couldn’t stop blacking out.
It seemed like I was dying and resurrecting over and over. This is the first time I’ve ever seen anything like it. I had no control over anything for the first time in my life. I felt like I was on a rudderless boat drifting away in the middle of the night.”
“The days that followed went by slowly, and everything seemed to merge together. I only recall lying in the hospital and float endlessly like a feather in an abyss of nothingness. My rehabilitation is going nicely as the days evolve into weeks. I am now completely free of covid and can walk a little. It will take months for my lungs to fully recover. So, while I’m still on oxygen and on other meds, I’m now back at home.”
“Curing covid is also quite expensive, which is an issue. That is frequently the cause of death.
A day at the facility where I was treated costs N350,000. I stayed there for twelve days before being transferred to Ikoyi’s First Cardiology Centre for lung and heart rehabilitation. So far, the total cost of my treatment has surpassed six million naira. I know a man who paid seventeen million naira for his covid therapy.”
“Governments must invest in inexpensive healthcare or people will die in increasing numbers. Our final line of defense is affordable treatment. We’ve tried lockdowns, masks, and vaccines, yet covid continues to spread. Even those who have been vaccinated are susceptible to covid.”
And that was the end of my covid adventure. My family, as well as the healthcare staff who cared for me, have been tremendously supportive. I saw God’s face in all of these folks. I’ll remember that forever.”
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