Monday, March 8, 2021

COVID-19 patient in C-K discharged from hospital

A Chatham man, who has been detailing his ordeal about his positive COVID-19 diagnosis on social media, has been discharged from the hospital.

Luke Davidson, 38, wrote on Monday, March 30, 2020, that he was informed he could go home.

“My doctor just wrote my discharge papers,” Davidson wrote.

“I’m supposed to go home and just rest… but I get to go home.”

Davidson was one of two positive cases announced by the CK Public Health Unit on Saturday, the fifth and sixth positive cases in Chatham-Kent.

Public Health officials said Davidson was hospitalized after returning from the U.S. on March 15.

The other case involved a 66-year-old man, who was self-isolating at home after coming into close contact with a visitor from Italy on March 14.

Davidson began posting about his ordeal on Friday, after he was admitted at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Chatham site.

“I can’t wait to sleep in my own bed,” Davidson wrote on Monday.

“Have a shower (versus) hospital bathroom bird baths. Oh how the small things can make a man smile.”

Davidson wrote since he was discharged from the hospital, showing no symptoms of COVID-19, he goes back to using his original isolation end date.

“In my case, I returned from the U.S. on the 15th,” he wrote on social media.

“Isolation began on the 16th and will be lifted on the 29th. She did mention that she will call me to discuss a small extension but it will not be another 14 days. Also since I am no longer in the hospital and doctors have inspected and discharged me, completing another test is not required. If I was still in the hospital, two successful negative tests would be required.”

Davidson also expressed his thanks as well.

“I need to thank everyone and all of you for your unbelievable support during this crazy time,” Davidson wrote.

“I can’t says thanks enough to my close friends and my entire community. I love you guys. The EMS, nurses, doctors, dietary staff, cleaners, thank you all for allowing my stay to be so comfortable and helping me as my body fought this COVID-19. You are all wonderful people and thank you for choosing such a selfless and many cases, not mine, but many cases, a thankless career. Thank you for what you do.”

For the most up to date, local information about COVID-19 visit www.ckpublichealth.com/covid19 or email covid19@chatham-kent.ca.

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Details, here.

For a list of local cancellations, postponement and further updates, click here.

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