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I got covid in November 2020. I was hospitalized on November 21 with low 02, fever, pneumonia. I spent 10 days in the ICU and seemed to be getting better, except I wasn’t. After spending a night in the step down unit, I had to go back to ICU on December 6. I went on a vent that night and my family received a call that I would probably not make it through the night. A new doctor came on my case early the next morning and put me on a heart-lung bypass machine (ECMO- it’s a life support machine). I was on it for 11 days and a vent for 35 days. Total 54 days on the hospital and 7 months still recovering. I’m about 90% back to normal but it’s been a hard journey.

– Chris Ross, Ohio

Woman with IV in care