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INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC)– Cheers echoed through Centinela Medical facility in Inglewood as COVID-19 survivor Michael Orantes was lastly ushered back into the arms of his family.
It had actually been touch-and-go for the 32-year-old building and construction employee who was hospitalized for 93 days.
“He said, Make sure I wake up. I have a child. That crushed me. Heartbreaking,” stated Dr. Anna Carchi with Centinela Hospital.
With heaving sobs, loved ones took turns accepting Orantes as members of their church sang tunes and applauded the Centinela Hospital personnel.
Orantes medical team did not take a single day of rest at this neighborhood healthcare facility for 90 days.
The healthcare facility doctor states it was their ethical task.
“Treating clients and saving lives. Is that something of awe? No, that is our task,” said Dr. Patel.
“He said, Make sure I wake up. Heartbreaking,” stated Dr. Anna Carchi with Centinela Hospital.
“Treating patients and conserving lives. Is that something of amazement? No, that is our task,” said Dr. Patel.
The head of the healthcare facility stated that Orantes fought a “devastating storm.”
A lung collapsed consistently.
“His heart began taking a pounding. His brain began taking a pounding,” states Dr. Paryus Patel.
Orantes came down rapidly after a trip to Spain. He was on a respirator, unconscious for over 2 months.
Hes from a devoutly Christian household. His mother calls his awakening a resurrection.
“We offer thanks to God that he has actually done a wonder to our child Michael,” said Pedro Orantes.
The patient hoped for a miracle, too. He considered his 2-year-old girl, Elizabeth, who missed him at house.
The outlook was dire in the moments before he was intubated. He mustered a plea.