None of his children were infected, but Chrisetta, who has diabetes, high blood pressure and requires weekly dialysis, contracted the disease. She, too, spent about a week battling COVID-19 in the critical care unit at Tidelands Georgetown – just a few doors down from where her husband was fighting for his life.
“My symptoms weren’t really that bad,” says Chrisetta, a home health worker. “I had some coughing, and it was hard to breath.”
For Chrisetta, the hardest part about the ordeal was not being able to visit her husband, knowing that he was severely sick via the updates she received from his team of physicians and nurses.
“It was a very stressful time,” she says. “Things were not looking good. It was extra hard to keep myself together and keep a happy face for the children. I started to feel hopeless.”