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She spent 3 months in a medically-induced coma with COVID. Now she is lastly going house.

When her situation worsened, she was placed on a tool that pumps and oxygenates a affected person’s blood.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — A girl who spent three months in a medically-induced coma in The Woodlands is now again house. And docs are calling her restoration a miracle.

Michelle Tate’s battle with COVID began earlier this 12 months. She had simply moved to Houston from California and was unpacking containers when she began to really feel sick. Then a pair days later, she handed out whereas speaking to her 7-year-old daughter.  

Tate was taken to Memorial Hermann in The Woodlands, the place docs decided she had COVID-19. Her situation worsened and ultimately she was placed on ECMO, which is a tool that pumps and oxygenates a affected person’s blood, permitting the guts and lungs to relaxation.

She would spend the subsequent three months in a medically-induced coma. Docs thought she may have a double lung transplant, however as an alternative merely tried getting her up and strolling and that did the trick. Tate began to get higher.

She went house final Thursday to her husband and daughter, who she had solely seen as soon as in 4 months.

“Thanks for instructing me stroll once more. Thanks for instructing me discuss once more,” Tate mentioned. “An ICU nurse made my daughter two blankets which she nonetheless sleeps with proper now. I’m so comfortable to be house to get these blankets tonight.”

However earlier than leaving, Tate had one request to get a COVID vaccine.

She’s defending herself and getting wholesome as a thanks to those that saved her alive.

“Thanks on your kindness, as a result of kindness takes love,” Tate mentioned.

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