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'Could not breathe and coughed up blood': a Russian-speaking immigrant told how she had been ill with COVID-19

A resident of Virginia Dasha Soldatenkova suffered from coronavirus. Now she is at home, but just a few days ago, doctors had to fight for her life. Dasha told about her experience in the fight against the disease. Voice of America. Next - from the first person.

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I am a medical professional, working in the USA with older people. I see a lot of people every day. On March 14, 2020, I came to work: it seemed like a normal day. But no.

I finished work, I came home. My asthma began to worsen - and so this nightmare began.

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The doctor gave me medicine to stop an asthma attack. Then they measured my temperature - it was almost 38. They started to treat me for flu symptoms. They did flu tests - but the results were negative. Then the doctors gave me a smear for coronavirus. I was allowed to go home, but in isolation until the test results arrived.

On March 26, it turned out that I was positive. By this time I could not breathe: it hurt. I was told to go to the hospital. Mom brought me to the hospital, where they immediately separated me and sent me to the emergency department. I was there for a couple of hours while nurses and doctors fought for my life.

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Then I was transferred to the surgical department, which was an isolation ward. I stayed there for 4 days. They gave me antibiotics and a cure for malaria. I think that saved me.

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When the doctors thought that I began to feel better, I started coughing up bloody sputum. I was left for another night to observe. My mother did everything for me to eat and get better. She risked her life by bringing something to eat.

Most important: please stay home! Do not go out. Be healthy and listen to what they say. This virus is very scary, and I do not wish anyone to be as sick as I am.

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