- A nurse recounted the final encounters she had with Dr. Helen Tudtud, prior to the latter's intubation
- Mavz posted it on Facebook and she had nothing but great things to say about the generous Cebu doctor
- When her condition was already worsening, Mavz said that her thoughts were that of her husband, asking if her husband knew that her condition was not getting any better, and requested her to call and let her husband know
- The nurse could no longer bring herself to tell the good doctor that they couldn't call Dr. Dennis Tudtud anymore as he was already being admitted to the hospital at the time
The country has lost two more doctors from Cebu, both of whom succumbed to the deadly coronavirus. The husband and wife, Dr. Dennis Tudtud and Dr. Helen Tudtud died three days apart.
Dr. Helen died first and one nurse recounted the final heartbreaking moments of Dr. Helen before her condition deteriorated and prior to her being intubated.
As per the post of Mavz Amonco, she was one of the nurses of Dr. Helen for 5 days and within those 5 days, they got close.
"She was a very wonderful person," the nurse recalled.
Dr. Helen had no appetite for hospital food so they would give her bread from their pantry and would give her milk.
She would be shy at calling nurses when she would need assistance and she was very kind.
There was a time that a family member brought her an iPad and a phone and she even invited the nurses to use the iPad so that they can watch a movie.
The kind-hearted doctor even told them that she would treat the nurses at their restaurant once she's out of the hospital.
Before sleeping, Doc Helen would request her nurses to check on her from time to time, and to take a look at her O2 and see if the levels are already too low.
At that point, Mavz said that she felt how alone Doc Helen was.
On the 5th day, before the doctor was intubated, she asked Mavz:
"Alam ba ng asawa ko Mav? Na grabe na talaga ako?"
She responded, "Parang hindi pa Doc."
Doc Helen then said, "Sabihin mo sa kanya please. Call Dennis please."
At that point, Mavz couldn't tell Doc Helen that they could not call Doc Dennis because he was already downstairs and is already being admitted to the hospital.
After the intubation, Mavz said that they were pulled out from the area to be quarantined and it was also at that time when they learned of the fake news that Doc Helen had died when she was still fighting for her life then.
Here's the full post of Mavz on Doc Helen's final days.
In a previous report by KAMI, doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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