Laerte Coutinho reflected after being discharged from the Heart Institute (InCor), in São Paulo, where she was hospitalized for ten days after being diagnosed with Covid-19. The cartoonist published on Twitter, on Tuesday (2), a sequence of messages citing the importance of the collective struggle against the spread of the coronavirus. “Solidarity to win,” he wrote.
She also thanked friends, family, fans and followers for their support and prayers that her recovery would be quick.
“The impetus is to say ‘I will’, ‘I escaped’, but the 1st person can’t handle it. I counted on dear people and firm support from the beginning – without that I wouldn’t be back here. People who fought for an efficient health system , people who populate and give movement to this system, people who remembered me, cared, prayed, made drawings, emanated vibrations and celebrated the improvements. “
And she added: “I am very, very grateful and committed to this whole force. The disease is difficult and dangerous, we are still in the middle of the fight. This solidarity and care is our main way of winning”.
Laerte was released from hospital last Sunday (31) to continue treatment against the disease at home.
“With the progressive improvement of her clinical condition, the cartoonist Laerte Coutinho (69) was discharged from InCor (Heart Institute of the Hospital das Clínicas of FMUSP), at 10:00 am on Sunday (1/31), to continue the treatment in home regime, “said a statement released by the hospital’s press office.
The cartoonist had been hospitalized since January 21 and, on the 26th, was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where she underwent “drug treatment and non-invasive ventilatory support, through a high flow catheter”.
On the 28th, the institute reported that Laerte had left the ICU after the clinical picture improved. She was under drug treatment in the bedroom, using an “oxygen catheter and respiratory physiotherapy”.
I am very, very grateful and committed to this whole force. The disease is difficult and dangerous, we are still in the middle of the fight. This solidarity and care is our main way of winning.
– Laerte Coutinho (@ LaerteCoutinho1)
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