A recovered COVID-19 patient on Wednesday revealed that ‘miracle’ drug dexamethasone ‘saved his life’.
The coronavirus survivor, Peter Herring, 69, from Ely in Cambridgeshire, said that he had been admitted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in late April after the deadly virus had infiltrated his lungs.
“As my health deteriorated and I became gravely ill, I volunteered to take part in a new drug’s trial and was offered dexamethasone.”
Praising the experimental treatment, Herring, who was 24 hours away from being placed on a ventilator, said, ‘When I went into the hospital, my breathing was pretty bad and the doctors put me on oxygen. I was quite worried, as I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, and had bowel cancer 15 years ago, so I was high risk.”
‘The treatment saved my life. I can’t say for certain, but my breathing was getting worse and then I turned the corner. Five days later I was out of intensive care and just over a week after I went in, I was back at home.”