Pete Edochie’s Son, Uche Recovers From COVID-19, Spent N6M On Treatment

Date: 17-09-2021 2:10 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Giwa bayo
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Uche Edochie, the son of veteran actor, Pete Edochie has opened up on his battle with the ravaging COVID-19 virus. He said he spent weeks at the gbagada centre in Lagos recently. According to Uche, when he first caught the virus, he thought it was malaria until he was rushed to hospital.

Uche says his family spent N6m to save his life and he also knows of another person that spent N17m for his treatment. He urged the government to look into COVID-19 treatment, in order to save many lives.

He wrote; ”Me in recovery at the covid 19 isolation treatment facility in Gbagada around twelve days ago. My older brother @leoedochie paid me a visit. Best big brother ever. So Covid finally got me and it is quite some story.

When I fell sick weeks ago, I thought I had malaria. So I spent the first couple of weeks treating for malaria. By the time I realised this could be something else, it was too late. By the time I was rushed to the hospital, eighty percent of my lungs were damaged. I couldn’t eat or breathe and I was on oxygen for weeks.

I couldn’t walk either and had severe chest pains. I kept blacking out. It felt like I was dying and waking up over and over again. I have never seen anything like this.

For the first time in my life, I had no control over anything. I felt like I was on a boat drifting away in the still of the night rudderless.The days that followed passed bye slowly and everything was a blur.

I just remember laying in the hospital and floating endlessly like a feather in an abyss of nothing. The days turned to weeks and my recovery is going well. I am fully cured of covid now and I am able to walk a little. My lungs will take months to heal completely. So I am still on oxygen and other medications but I am back home.

Curing covid costs a fortune too and that is a problem. That is often why people die. The facility where I was treated charges N350,000 a day. I was there for twelve days before being moved to First Cardiology Centre in Ikoyi for my lung and heart rehabilitation.

Total cost of my treatment so far has exceeded six million naira. I know a guy whose covid treatment cost seventeen million naira.

Governments must invest in affordable treatment or more and more people will die. Affordable treatment is our last line of defense. We have tried lock downs, masks and vaccines and covid is still spreading. Even the vaccinated are still catching covid.

And that was my covid experience. My family has been incredibly supportive and so have the healthcare workers that took care of me. In all these people, I saw the face of God. I will never forget.”


Posted: at 17-09-2021 02:10 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- constigoldo at 17-09-2021 03:02 PM (1 month ago)
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Hmmm, what an experience, so scaring.  Thank God you survived.
Posted: at 17-09-2021 03:02 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Baye77 at 17-09-2021 03:39 PM (1 month ago)
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Thank God for life. May God protect us.
Posted: at 17-09-2021 03:39 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
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- autonewsnb at 17-09-2021 03:50 PM (1 month ago)
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Posted: at 17-09-2021 03:50 PM (1 month ago) | Newbie
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- nikiniki at 17-09-2021 03:53 PM (1 month ago)
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Some still go to parties churches, mosques, market and work without mask...mask cost less, far less and the advantage outweighs the risks. Wear your mask.
Posted: at 17-09-2021 03:53 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- marijuanaa at 17-09-2021 05:16 PM (1 month ago)
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congrats
Posted: at 17-09-2021 05:16 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- gogoman at 17-09-2021 09:49 PM (1 month ago)
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so all the free handout that Nigeria government dey collect from oyinbo country, una no fit take on the bill
Posted: at 17-09-2021 09:49 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- smart61 at 18-09-2021 08:34 AM (1 month ago)
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TO BE FOREWARNED IS TO BE FOREARMED. VACCINES ARE THEY FREE OF CHARGE BUT NOBODY WANT IT. IF HE WAS VACCINATED PERHAPS HE WOULD HAVE SPENT LESSER MONEY OR NO SICKNESS AT ALL. THANK GOD YOU RECOVERED BUT ME I KNOW BELIEVE SAY PERSON SPENT 17 MILLION TO TREAT COVID-19. IT IS JUST AN EXAGGERATION
Posted: at 18-09-2021 08:34 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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