Michigan woman finally goes home after 196 days in hospital with COVID-19

Michigan woman finally goes home after 196 days in hospital with COVID-19


Deanna Hair wasn’t supposed to live, let alone go back home. But the 67-year-old Michigan woman finally went through her front door — with a walker — after battling COVID-19 for more than six months in the hospital.

Hair, of Ann Arbor, left the hospital Thursday after 196 days, nearly triple the time that the most severe coronavirus patients stay, mlive.com reported. She still needs a ventilator at night, though, and she can’t walk more than 50 or so feet without resting.

“It completely changed my life,” Hair told NBC News. “The entire process, from feeling sick and going to the hospital to recovering and then rehab and being on a ventilator — all of it has just been so draining.”

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Hair and husband Ken came down with the infection in late March. His symptoms were mild: a high fever, a nagging cough and vomiting.

Three days later, her long stay at Michigan Medicine started — and the problems

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