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Jan 11, 2021

Ingrid Vega Recounts COVID-19 Battle

Ingrid Vega

On December twenty-fourth, we showed you the touching video of Ingrid Vega, wife of late David ‘Dido’ Vega, as she left the Belize Healthcare Partners Limited following her battle with COVID-19.  Ingrid Vega was hospitalized for thirteen days, half of which she spent on a ventilator.  She was sent home on oxygen, and she has been in Corozal ever since, where she has been recovering.  This morning, Vega appeared on Open Your Eyes, where she spoke about her experience with the virus and why seeking medical assistance early was a critical part of her survival.


Ingrid Vega, Recovered COVID-19 Patient

“All we found out was that I was dehydrated. I went back home with some meds and all of a sudden, overnight; this virus just took over my lungs. It was a quick thing.   I did another test the following day. So, I think that helped me a lot and that is when we found out the virus was taking over.   At the beginning I was feeling ok until I started feeling – I got chills and one day I got dizzy and I fainted in front of my girls and that is when I said I needed to go see someone else. It is through my sister that I got to see Dr. Hidalgo; Dr. Pott and Dr. Tanya. So, I do want to stress that it is very important for us that when we get symptoms to seek medical help.  I was transferred and I was there I believe on the tenth of December and the following day is when my husband passed away on the eleventh.   Every day I seem to be improving little by little. I am on oxygen right now because I didn’t want to take the chance of having to be worrying of checking my oxygen level because I am going to be in an interview today. Whenever I talk a lot or move a lot I still get tired. But I have been working with Dr. Rocio – she gives me therapy and I need to do my therapy every day. I am walking and doing stuff on my own. I remember the first day I couldn’t brush my teeth or comb my hair and today I can say that I am doing all of that by myself and I still need to be on the oxygen, yes, but minimal.”

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