Woman with COVID-19 wakes up from coma the same day she was to be disconnected from the mechanical ventilator

Have you known a similar story? A true miracle that happened to this lady. Bettina Lerman was on a ventilator for weeks after contracting COVID-19 and had not responded to doctors’ efforts to awaken her from a coma when her family made the difficult decision to withdraw mechanical ventilation.

The family even planned the funeral and chose her coffin as they prepared to say goodbye to Bettina, her son Andrew Lerman told CNN news network. The day they planned to remove the ventilation received a call from one of his doctors at Maine Medical Center in Portland, USA.

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“He says ‘well, I need you to come right away.’ I was like, ‘OK, what’s up?’ “, he counted. “He said, ‘Well, it’s okay. Your mother woke up ‘”he added. Lerman revealed that his surprise was such that he dropped the phone when he received the news from the doctor who was in charge of his mother’s health.

He had planned to get vaccinated when he got sick

Lerman said that his mother, who will turn 70 in February, had various health problems, including diabetes, and had a heart attack and surgery for bypass quadruple a couple of years ago.

Bettina began showing symptoms of COVID-19 in early September, was diagnosed when she entered the hospital on September 12, and was hooked up on the ventilator on September 21. He had not received any vaccinationsBut he had been planning it when he contracted the coronavirus.

His condition deteriorated and the doctors told the family that they were not expected to recover.

“We had a family meeting with the hospital because my mother was not waking up. It didn’t matter what they did they couldn’t make her wake uprevealed his son. “They said his lungs were completely destroyed. There is irreversible damage, it just won’t happen “Lerman explained.

Bettina Lerman was on a respirator for weeks after falling ill with COVID-19. (Photo: WMTW Capture)

Keep fighting for your life

About three weeks have passed since Bettina woke up on October 29 and a hospital spokeswoman told CNN that is in serious condition. His son told the aforementioned media that his mother did not suffer any organ failure and no one at the hospital explains how he could wake up from the coma.

“My mother is very religious and so are her friends, and they have all been praying for her”, said. “So can’t explain it medically. Maybe it’s from a religious point of view. I’m not that religious, but I’m starting to believe that something helped her. I do not know”, he indicated.

Lerman shared that on Wednesday she spoke with her mother for hours and that she can move her hands and could breathe on its own for a few hours at a time on a little oxygen, instead of mechanical ventilation. “She knows where she is, who she is, she’s as sharp as a tack”said his son.

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Lerman and her mother live in Florida, but both had been going to Maine to care for her father, who has cancer. Lerman’s father got sick of COVID-19 about the same time as his mother, but he recovered. Lerman and his wife were also infected, and he said they will be vaccinated soon.

Her sister organized a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help her mother as she recovers.

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