Recovered coronavirus patient's message to ICU staff goes viral online
As of this writing, John Hopkins University reports that there have been 487,648 confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world, with a global death told off 22,030.
Around the world, healthcare workers in clinics, hospitals, labs, and care homes are working tirelessly on the front line in the battle against the novel coronavirus.
Now, a former patient of the Cleveland Clinic who has recovered from the deadly virus has left a touching message on the window of his ICU room, recalling how he watched their endless hard work from his hospital bed.
During his stay at the Cleveland Clinic, the staff was forced to use the glass wall to communicate with the unidentified man to avoid the risk of COVID-19 contamination.
The Instagram post is accompanied by a caption written by the staff at the Cleveland Clinic, which starts:
"We received this touching message from a COVID-19 patient who was recently discharged from the MICU.
"While being treated, our caregivers frequently communicated with him by writing on the glass door in the isolation room."
The caption then goes on to detail the full message written on the window, which reads:
"This window has been the most impactful window in my life. On days when I watched you work hard to keep me and others alive, unable to thank you for the time that you poured into me — and although I will probably never get the chance to pour that same love and support into you, I want you to know that I think you all are rockstars.
"I watched some of you have good nights and some bad nights but what was consistent every night was that you care for people.
"Today I leave this ICU a changed person, hopefully for the better, not only because of your medical healing and God’s direction and guidance, but with the fact of knowing that there are such wonderful people dedicated to the care and concern of others.
"God bless each of you."
Finally, the Instagram post ends with: "To our caregivers, you uplift and inspire us all."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀