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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:12 pm 
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Bradford taxi driver spent 48-days in coma fighting Covid-19 - and his mum died in the bed next to him ... 8-18464284

A taxi driver who came out of a coma after 48 days has thanked doctors for saving his life during the longest coronavirus fight ever seen in Bradford. Bradford man Mohammed Azeem, 35, says he went into cardiac arrest three times and was brought back from the brink of death by medics at Bradford Royal Infirnary.

He was in hospital for 68 days in total, the longest of any Covid-19 patient at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

But tragically Mohammed's mum died while being treated for coronavirus in the hospital bed next to her desperately ill son. He was devastated to find out she had passed away.

Mohammed said: "I don’t think the nurses could believe it when I finally came out of the coma and was able to talk to them and then stand up. "I know I was at death’s door and I couldn’t have got through this if it hadn’t been for the doctors and nurses and the physiotherapists. I haven’t the words to say just how grateful I am."

Mohammed was devastated when nurses told him that that his mum had died. She was also in ICU with Covid-19. "When I came out of the coma and the nurses told me about my mum, it was devastating.

"I wanted to see my dad and the rest of family but because of infection risks I couldn’t; that was one of the hardest things. "But the nurses treated me like their family and were by my side day and night, supporting me and keeping me going and giving me a reason to get better.

"When they finally said I could go home, I couldn’t believe it and as I was leaving, I was crying and some of the nurses were crying. "These people have saved my life. I still have a long road to recovery but each day I am feeling that bit stronger. I just want to say thank you to all those who helped me."

Colleagues from three wards at Bradford Royal Infirmary gathered to clap and cheer as Mohammed finally left the hospital, part of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Mohammed was brought into hospital suffering from the virus on April 14 and was initially cared for in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where he needed to be put on a respirator.

After 48 days in a coma, he eventually regained consciousness and was transferred to Ward 6 and then Ward 26, from where he was released. In total he spent 68 days in hospital. Chief Nurse, Karen Dawber said: "When we see a patient go home from hospital to their family, it gives the staff a real boost and brings home the difference they are making.

"Of all our Covid inpatients, Mohammed has been with us the longest to date. He was extremely unwell and the staff and his family never gave up hope. His story has touched us all. "He has shown true fighting spirit and a real zest for life and we wish him all the very best for his continued recovery."


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