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From spending 13 days intubated by COVID-19 to celebrating Christmas with his family: this was the extreme experience of an IMSS doctor

The doctor Luis Enrique Campa Jáuregui works at the General Hospital of Zone number 8, in the city of Ensenada, Baja California (Photo: Twitter / @Tu_IMSS)
The doctor Luis Enrique Campa Jáuregui works at the General Hospital of Zone number 8, in the city of Ensenada, Baja California (Photo: Twitter / @Tu_IMSS)

He Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) announced this Friday a Poignant story in which a doctor, who was infected with COVID-19 during the work of his service and suffered from extremely serious symptoms. Thanks to the tireless efforts of his colleagues, he managed to cope with his illness and was discharged in time to spend Christmas at home, surrounded by loved ones.

Luis Enrique Campa Jáuregui, who works in the General Hospital of Zone number 8, in the city of Ensenada, Baja California, was discharged after passing 13 days with artificial respiration and spent Christmas Eve at home. This doctor was diagnosed and treated by the doctors who work in the same hospital, where his tireless and immense effort allowed the doctor to cope with the virus.

Dr. Campa Jáuregui has 25 years working at the IMSS. Last Thursday, December 10, he arrived at the medical facilities to work like every day, in good health and even a little happy. But, the symptoms of the coronavirus did not allow him to be in the necessary health conditions to finish his shift.

The doctor has been working at the IMSS for 25 years and on December 10 he began to suffer the symptoms of COVID-19 (Photo: Twitter / @Tu_IMSS)
The doctor has been working at the IMSS for 25 years and on December 10 he began to suffer the symptoms of COVID-19 (Photo: Twitter / @Tu_IMSS)

The doctor commented: “I never would have imagined that I would spend the next 13 days in the Intensive Care Unit, requiring the support of the technical team. and specialized human to get ahead ”.

COVID-19 affects different people with different times and characteristics. In this case, symptoms came on suddenly, since in a very short time he began to feel unusual fatigue.

Due to this sudden change in health, he asked the opinion of his colleagues who work in the emergency department. After taking a chest X-ray and beginning to notice problems with his breathing, he was immediately admitted..

He received medical attention immediately afterwards, but in the next 24 hours his symptoms did not improve in the slightest, so He was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit, where he was diagnosed as serious and was intubated and sedated.

The doctor took the opportunity to thank the doctors and other medical personnel whose work saved his life (Photo: Twitter / Tu_IMSS)
The doctor took the opportunity to thank the doctors and other medical personnel whose work saved his life (Photo: Twitter / Tu_IMSS)

During these almost two weeks in which he was intubated and in a critical situation, the doctor has no memory. However, he claimed to be convinced that the colleagues who took care of him during this period worked with all the dedication and experience possible. Through these cares he was able to come to himself and cope with the complicated illness.

Campa Jáuregui took the opportunity to thank the doctors and other medical personnel whose work saved his life. “I want to thank the Institute and all my colleagues for the care I received, I am aware of everything they did for me to get ahead of this disease and what they are still helping me ”.

The doctor stated feel extremely lucky to be able to spend Christmas at home accompanied by his son and his wife. At home, you will begin the process of physical and respiratory rehabilitation necessary to recover from the consequences of this virus.

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