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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – First, it was coronary heart surgical procedure … then a coronary heart transplant … then a kidney transplant … all challenges Trent Porter confronted and recovered from at UF Well being earlier this 12 months. His subsequent problem? Beating COVID-19.
Fifty-year-old Trent Porter had been battling congestive coronary heart failure and diabetes all through his life. In February he was given hope for a brighter future with this new coronary heart and kidney. Then, simply weeks after recovering from these procedures, he confronted his subsequent problem.
“He saved saying, ‘I’m seeing one thing in China about this coronavirus. Simply my luck, I get transplanted and I get this.’ He mentioned this again in January. And that ended up being our story,” his spouse, Irish Porter mentioned.
His signs got here shortly. He started to endure extreme respiratory misery, needing a life-saving ventilator.
“It was tough, they tried some experimental medication however they could not inform if the organs have been attempting to reject, or if it was the COVID,” his spouse mentioned.
Regardless of the chances stacked towards individuals with pre-existing circumstances, Trent started to win the combat. His docs at UF Well being referred to as it a miracle that introduced positivity and power to everybody round him.
“There is no manner we are able to take credit score for that. He recovered. His physique and system recovered. On daily basis he recovered and gave us somewhat glimpse of hope … and we pressed on,” UF Well being Epidemiologist Kartik Cherabuddi mentioned.
Trent is now again dwelling together with his spouse and son in Tallahassee. Whereas he’s retaining a cautious watch on his well being, he made positive to have a good time his lengthy journey by taking a motorcycle journey round his neighborhood. He referred to as it his ‘victory journey.’
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