Still in hospital five months after catching COVID-19

Still in hospital five months after catching COVID-19

The wife of a man hospitalized for five months delivers a powerful testimony, indicating that her husband, tested positive this spring, is no longer the same man.

The life of Sylvain Nobert, 57, an active and fit Purolator employee, changed dramatically last April.

He quickly felt the first symptoms of COVID-19 and then things started to tumble. He was hospitalized at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, in Montreal, where he was intubated and put into an induced coma for a month.

His wife and daughter had no physical contact with Mr. Nobert for three months. This episode made him lose a lot of weight and muscle mass, his mobility is now reduced and he has to learn to walk again, he who uses a walker.

His wife wanted to tell the skeptics that the virus can leave sequelae, as is the case for Mr. Nobert.

“He left quickly [to the hospital] and it's been five months, and he's still not home right now, and with after-effects. He will recover, but we do not know [how long it will take], ”said Louise Simard, in an interview with TVA Nouvelles on Saturday.

Full capacity for emergencies

Several hospitals had significant emergency room occupancy rates in the greater Montreal area on Saturday, especially in the metropolis.

In Montreal, the occupancy rate of stretchers reached 120% at the beginning of the afternoon at the Center hospitalier universitaire de Montréal, according to the Indexsanté.ca site. It was 131% at the Verdun Hospital, 109% at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital and 161% at the Lakeshore General Hospital, in the west of the island.

At the Hôpital de la Cité-de-la-santé in Laval, the occupancy rate of emergency stretchers was 96%. In Longueuil, the situation was more critical at Hôpital Charles-Le Moyne (105%) and Hôpital Pierre-Boucher (131%).

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