BALTIMORE (WJZ) — More than 28,000 people have gotten the coronavirus in Maryland. For many, the road to survival has been a hard-fought battle.
Weeks on a ventilator, Theirrien Clark said his battle with COVID-19 was tough.
“It was tough,” he said. “I couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t breathe.”
His wife Marcy Miles-Clark said she stuck to her faith.
“It’s by God’s grace that we made it today,” she said.
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When the Johns Hopkins medical team bid farewell, that’s when the tears started to flow.
“When I came off the ventilator, I didn’t know what was going on,” Clark said. “My instinct was to get up and I couldn’t move. It was scary.”
“When he was on a ventilator and he was unconscious, they would let us call in and just talk to him through the phone,” Myles-Clark said.
There were tears of joy and a celebration for a family who knows this could have been different.
“It’s a homecoming, but it could have been a home-going,” Myles-Clark said. “So that’s why we are extremely grateful.”
It may have been a day late, but this couple is now able to celebrate another year of marriage.
“She wouldn’t let me give up,” Clark said. “So I wasn’t giving up. I was determined.”
During National Nurses Week, the family kept thanking the medical team at Johns Hopkins.
Visitors weren’t allowed in, but Myles-Clark said the team would help them make Zoom calls to see her husband.