Some good news came out of the Covid pandemic last week when a local woman went home after a month and a half in the hospital.
Cassandra Abbott was admitted to Minden Medical Center on August 4th and extubated after 22 days of battling Covid-19. Since then, she has been receiving the highest level of rehabilitative care in the hospital’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Department with Therapy Center’s team of Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists and Rehabilitation Nurses.
“It is because of the knowledge, expertise, and compassion of our hospital and rehabilitation team, and Mrs. Abbott’s unwavering motivation to regain independence, that we can share with you all that she is discharging home after 43 days with Minden Medical Center as a Covid-19 survivor,” Minden Medical Center posted in Facebook update over the weekend.
During her down time in inpatient rehab, Abbot wrote her testimony and wanted to be sure that everyone had the chance to read it. She wants to use her story to help inspire others who are battling Covid-19.
“My name is Cassandra Abbott,” she writes. “I want to share a testimony with you. I was hospitalized at MMC for about two months. I don’t remember anything for about 22 days because I was on life support. My body was just like a newborn baby. I thank God for my life, He said in His word that He would never leave me or forsake me. I just want the world to know that there is a God and if you don’t know Him, it’s not too late.”
Abbott praised the medical team at MMC for keeping her alive during the darkest of days.
“I want to thank the ICU Department, Morgan, and most definitely the Therapy Department, Mrs. Anne, Mrs. April, Mrs. Megan, Mrs. Juanita, Mrs. Kim, Mrs. Amy, Mrs. Heather and others, if I forgot your name, charge it to my mind and not my heart,” her testimony continues. “All the nurses who cared for me, and especially Mrs. Trisha Brown, who made it possible to see all my grandkids.
“MMC became my family, all the love and compassion they showed was unremarkable. I am forever indebted to you. God Bless all of you. Thank you for taking good care of me in my time of need. PSALMS 23.“
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