Mamelodi Sundowns’ first proprietor Dr Motsiri Itsweng‚ 76‚ survives Covid-19 after three weeks in ICU


“Really that’s what the medical doctors had been saying‚ that I’m ‘a miracle’‚ as a result of they had been anticipating the worst due to my age.”

After his admission‚ Itsweng was initially placed on non-invasive respiratory help.

“I used to be then placed on a ventilator on June 29 as a result of my oxygen strain had dropped.

“I used to be on the life-saving machine till July 14. I used to be then taken to excessive care for 2 days earlier than I used to be discharged on July 17.

“I want to thank my doctor‚ Dr Moledi‚ for the job properly performed. He was very pleased with the best way I responded to his therapy as a result of my age was in opposition to me in addition to cardiac comorbidities.

“On discharge I couldn’t stroll and all of the restoration was at residence. I have to point out that I’ve a really supportive household. My spouse and 5 daughters had been implausible. They rallied collectively so I may have a speedy restoration.

“I’m nonetheless scuffling with my voice‚ which is enhancing after seeing an ENT [ear‚ nose and throat] surgeon.

“Below the circumstances I have to say I’m doing very properly. It was by the grace of God that I survived the Covid-19.

“Thanks to the ICU workers at Union Hospital for working so laborious that I managed to drag by. I owe my life to them and my loving household.”

Itsweng mentioned he’s recovering regularly at residence now.

“My lungs are OK. I had a narrowing of my voice field‚ and I’ve seen the ENT surgeon for that and he did a small process‚” he mentioned.

“It occurs as a result of these tubes aren’t meant to be there for that lengthy‚ so that they traumatise the system.

“I run out of power if I attempt to run or something‚ however I can stroll OK now‚” he mentioned.

Bonny Sebotsane died in November final yr.