A 90-year-old nursing home patient who was suffering from coronavirus appears to have recovered, said a family member.
The woman, Geneva Wood, was staying at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, the site of the initial CCP virus outbreak in the United States.
Her family member, Kate Neidigh, said she is “officially coronavirus free,” according to posts she made on social media.
“She never gave up. She is a fighter, she is a survivor, ” said Cami Neidigh, Wood’s daughter, KIRO reported.”She’s weak and she’s lost a lot of weight. To give her a hug, she’s so fragile but it was great. She wouldn’t let go it was a nice, long, hard hug.”
Neidigh wrote on Instagram that Wood is expected to be home in three to four days. She will then be forced to self-quarantine.
Wood was diagnosed with pneumonia on Feb. 18. The COVID-19 diagnosis didn’t come until sometime later, according to reports.
On March 11, Wood’s condition declined to such an extent that doctors said she would likely pass away soon. They allowed her family members to hug her while wearing protective gear to say their last goodbyes.
“She was crying for us and reaching her arms out to us and crying,” said Neidigh. “They finally let us suit up and go in one at a time and talk to her. She gave us her last instructions and she was saying her goodbyes and we were all at peace.”
After about 12 days, she, however, was able to improve.
“This has gone world-wide because we’re trying to keep it positive,” said Neidigh, adding: “It’s a message of hope and keep fighting and take care of each other.”