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A Cartersville man tells 11Alive that he’s in want of a kidney transplant.
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — As we proceed to see extra energetic COVID-19 instances in Georgia now than we did in April, one Cartersville man who recovered from the virus months in the past continues to be scuffling with kidney failure. One thing that is not unusual for survivors like him, medical consultants have mentioned.
“It is actually, actually laborious in your physique. It is actually laborious on me,” Shaun Evans advised 11Alive’s Elwyn Lopez.
It has been greater than three months for the reason that 40 12 months previous was first recognized with the virus. He was hospitalized for 10 days with out having the ability to see his fiancee or his two kids. Now, he is coping with one other set of challenges.
“I need to do what it takes to be alive, however it’s form of laborious. I imply it truly is,” Evans mentioned.
Whereas he is capable of be again at residence together with his household, he nonetheless has to go to dialysis 3 times every week.
“I’ve to go to the clinic, get hooked as much as the machines and sit via that for 4 hours,” he added.
All of this, he says, till he can get a kidney transplant. He nonetheless is not even on the checklist but.
Kidney failure, like his, is considered one of a number of attainable long-term results of COVID-19, researchers have said. Sufferers who’ve recovered from the virus additionally reported having different points corresponding to lung harm, worsening liver perform and neurological issues.
“Most days, on dialysis days, I come residence and just about simply go out. It is simply, it is pure exhausting,” Evans mentioned.
The daddy of two needs others to take this virus severely.
“Individuals do not need to must take care of this. It was unhealthy. It was horrible. I nearly misplaced attending to be with my household. It is tough,” he mentioned whereas he held his youngest daughter.
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