Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna has for the first time narrated the horrible experience he went through as he battled COVID-19 and Pneumonia.
Oguna took to his Twitter account to recount how he spent 28 days in a hospital bed after testing positive for COVID-19 on July 24, 2020.
He recalled that he was confident that he would only be quarantined for a few days as he did not any support to move around as he was being admitted.
“I was generally okay. But I was wrong! The storm struck that very same night. I suddenly woke up in excruciating pain in my chest. Breathing was extremely difficult and any effort to do so felt like a bayonet was being driven through my chest. I was literally gasping for air,” he narrated.
He went on to disclose that he was later informed that his lung function had been severely compromised due to acute Pneumonia and that without oxygen, chances of survival would be remote.
He said that even on oxygen, it was still extremely difficult to breathe, and any form of movement was unbearably painful, not only in the chest but every other part of his body.
He narrated that during that period, he started hearing incomprehensible voices in his head, making him wonder whether he was still alive or dead. He added that the pain, fatigue, and lethargy continued persistent.
“Covid-19 is a lonely disease, and I am extremely fortunate that the hospital administration was kind enough to permit my wife to visit me every day. This was a rare privilege. Even when she visited, a glass window separated us, and there wasn’t much discussion because I could hardly finish a sentence,” he went on to narrate.
He added that his wife told him that she was so worried because his external appearance had changed so much as he had suffered an acute case of hypoxia.