After a 45-day coma, a nurse has woken up. Viagra

After a 45-day coma, a nurse has woken up. Viagra

Despite having both immunizations, Monica Almeida tested positive and was transported to the hospital's resuscitation unit.

Doctors gave the 37-year-old severely ill woman a hefty dose of the erectile dysfunction medicine just 72 hours before her ventilator was switched off.

Within days, her breathing had improved and her oxygen consumption had halved.

‘The Viagra rescued me,' she told the tabloid. It took 48 hours for my lungs to respond.

‘The medicine widens your blood vessels. My asthmatic air bags needed some treatment.'

After over two months in a hospital bed, the specialist respiratory nurse from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, returned home for Christmas with her family.

Ms Almeida now thanks the inventive staff at Lincoln County Hospital for saving her life and providing her Viagra.

‘I had a little joke with the specialist since I knew him,' she said.

When he informed me it was the Viagra, I laughed and thought he was joking, but he claimed it was true. My Christmas miracle.'

Ms Almeida, an asthmatic, is now recovering, but doctors say she would have died without the double-jab.

After testing positive for Covid-19 in October, she lost her sense of smell and taste and started coughing blood.

In A&E, the nurse was given a prescription but no treatment.

Ms Almeida awoke two hours later choking and unable to breathe, so her husband dialled 999.

Her situation was so critical that her parents were ordered to fly from Portugal to say their final goodbyes on November 16.

‘I never anticipated to get sick at 37 years old,' she stated after leaving the hospital.

It was unexpected and I hope it is taken more seriously.

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