COVID-19: Abroad-based health worker narrates touching experience with Nigerian patient
- A Nigerian health worker abroad recently shared her experience with a COVID-19 patient
- Identified as @ItsMissisi, she narrated how she was called in to speak with the patient who is also a Nigerian after he got agitated when they wanted to extubate him
- She revealed that the moment she spoke Yoruba to him, he relaxed and became emotional
A Nigerian health worker identified as @ItsMissisi recently shared her experience with a fellow national who was being treated for the novel coronavirus at the hospital she works.
According to her tweet, they wanted to extubate him but he was agitated and wasn't speaking English, something the medic explained was as a result of the medical treatment given to him which can cause one to forget their name.
She was then called to speak with him. @ItsMissisi revealed that the moment she spoke to him in Yoruba, he relaxed and became emotional.
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She wrote: "They want to extubate but weren’t sure if he didn’t understand English or was just agitated/delirious. I walked in the room and greeted him in Yoruba. He stopped fidgeting and looked at me, his eyes lit up and he started crying."
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She continued: "Man I hope his extubation goes well! I’m going to be six feet away yelling “E lati wuko! E MA WUKO! It is SO hard not being able to have family members here with people, especially when there is a communication or language barrier."
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