The Story of the Different Fate of Nurses and Doctors Fighting for Their Lives Against Corona in China
The story of two mothers who are infected with the corona virus and have to work hard as medical personnel to save sick people.
But what actually happened was, Deng Danjing and Xia Sisi, had to fight for their lives in the same hospital where they worked in a weakened condition due to fever and heavy breathing. In just a matter of weeks, their position changed from being a medical officer on the front line in fighting the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China, to being a patient in critical condition.
The world is still struggling to understand the character of this new virus, its symptoms, spread and source. For some people the symptoms are the same as the common cold. For others, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is a deadly infection that attacks the lungs and suppresses the immune system to work harder, destroying healthy cells. Life and death depend on the patient’s health condition, age, and access to care–though this is not always the case.
The coronavirus has infected more than 378,000 people worldwide. Most have moderate cases with mild symptoms. But the action of this virus can change quickly and make life’s chances immediately slim. Around 68,000 people have recovered while nearly 16,500 people have died.
The plight of Deng and Dr Xia illustrates how unpredictable the impact this virus can have on a person, contrary to statistical averages and scientific research results.
Quoted from the New York Times page (13/3), when the New Year began in China, the two women lived a glorious life. Both are 29 years old, both are married, and each has a young child.
Deng is a nurse, having worked for three years at the No. 7 Hospital of Wuhan, the city where she grew up and where the coronavirus began. Her mother is also a nurse. In their spare time they often go to the cinema together or go shopping. Deng’s favorite activity is playing with the kitten he rescued three months ago before he got sick.
Dr Xia, a gastroenterologist, also comes from a family of medical professionals. As a child he liked to accompany his mother, nurse, to work. He joined the Jiangbei Hospital Union in Wuhan in 2015 and became the youngest doctor in his division. His peers call him “Little Side” or “Cute Boy” because he always smiles at them.
Quoted from the pages of the New York Times last week, when the new virus emerged, the two women began working overtime, treating and treating patients who kept coming like a flood. They have equipped themselves with equipment for protection. But they ended up getting infected. The virus gets into their lungs, causing fever and pneumonia. At the hospital, the two of them experienced changing conditions.
Symptoms appear suddenly without permission.
Dr Xia had just finished his night shift duty on January 14 when he was called in again to examine a patient – a 76-year-old man with suspected coronavirus infection. He went back and forth to examine the patient.
Five days later he began to feel unwell. Exhausted, he took a two-hour nap at his house and checked his temperature: 38.8. His chest was tight.
A few weeks later, in early February, Deng, a nurse, was getting ready for dinner in the hospital office when she felt bad about her food. He brushed it off, probably from exhaustion. Since the beginning of the outbreak, Deng visited a number of families where one of the members tested positive and he taught them how to clean the house with disinfectant.
After forcibly swallowing his food, Deng went home, took a shower, then he shook and then took a nap. When he woke up, his temperature was 37.7.
Fever is the most common symptom of the coronavirus. Nearly 90 patients experience it. About a fifth of patients experience shortness of breath, frequent coughing and shortness of breath. Many are also sluggish.
The two women rushed to see the doctor. Chest scans show lung damage, a sign of the presence of the coronavirus in nearly 85 percent of patients, according to one study.
In Deng’s case, a CT scan showed what doctors called a fragility of the lower right lung — spots that could indicate fluid or inflammation in the airways.
The hospital was no longer able to accommodate patients, Deng then went to the hotel to avoid her infecting her husband and their 5-year-old daughter. He was sweating all night. The next morning he was taken to the hospital. After being tested for saliva, he tested positive for Corona.
The place where she was being cared for was a small ward room with two numbered cots. Deng is in bed number 28. His roommate is his colleague who was also diagnosed with the corona virus.
At Jiangbei Hospital, 28 kilometers away, Dr Xia struggles to I breathe. He was placed in an isolation ward, cared for by doctors and nurses wearing full protective clothing and thick goggles. The room was cold.