Patient 480 shares her COVID-19 survival story: “Doc, paabutin mo naman ako kahit 60”

Patient 480 shares her COVID-19 survival story: “Doc, paabutin mo naman ako kahit 60”

- A patient who recovered from COVID-19 has recently shared their story to the public

- She revealed the symptoms that she felt that alarmed her regarding the virus

- Furthermore, she also shared a heartwarming story that occurred in the hospital after she was admitted

- The patient also left a message for the next person who would use the room she was previously in

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Carla Manas, an executive coach, is among the list of patients who recovered from COVID-19. Furthermore, she recently shared her recovery story as Patient 480 to the public.

Aside from this, KAMI also learned that Carla revealed a heartwarming story after she was admitted to the hospital.

According to Carla, she didn't have any clue as to how she got the virus since she hasn't travelled recently nor has she been exposed to someone who had contracted the virus.

She also observed the necessary healthy protocols including; hand washing, social distancing, usage of alcohol, and the wearing of face masks when she was outside of her home.

However, on March 14, Carla felt something was off.

Enrique Gil

Source: Carla Manas via ABS-CBN News
Source: Original

According to the article by ABS-CBN News (authored by Timi Nubla), she developed a high fever and immediately contacted two doctors who then advised her to take paracetamol and told her that if the fever doesn't go away in 36 hours and if she has a hard time breathing, she had to go to the hospital.

During the time she was observing her symptoms, Carla isolated herself from her husband and children.

Her condition eventually worsened as her fever remained at 40 degrees centigrade and was soon accompanied by a congested nose and dry cough.

Enrique Gil

Source: Carla Manas via ABS-CBN News
Source: Original

When she got to the hospital, Carla was admitted for pneumonia and was placed in a temporary ward.

She admitted that the fear was overwhelming, “I kept thinking: What if I die? There were so many things I still had to do, my kids are still young and I was just turning 50.”

On her birthday which was also her 4th day at the hospital, Carla finally met her infectious disease doctor to whom she said her plea, "I told him: Doc, it’s my 50th birthday today.

"Paabutin mo naman ako, kahit hanggang 60 lang, ok na. Kahit 10 more years lang, to finish everything I need to do.

"By that time, my children would also be old enough to be left on their own.”

Joseph Buensalido, her doctor at that time, smiled at her and promised her that she will get well and that she will survive and live on for more than 50 years.

Enrique Gil

Source: Carla Manas via ABS-CBN News
Source: Original

During her time at the hospital, despite feeling deteriorated, Carla still coordinated a donation drive for the hospital and even did a morning exercise as part of her routine.

After 14 days at the hospital, Carla was finally allowed to go home after her last test result came out negative.

Enrique Gil

Source: Carla Manas via ABS-CBN News
Source: Original

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As reported earlier by KAMI, a doctor's online post about a heartwarming incident amid the outbreak has recently made headlines. In his post, the doctor shared what happened at a local supermarket after his 24-hour duty at the hospital. Furthermore, he revealed that the said incident made him cry.

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