A Cherokee County man who spent 112 days at UAB Hospital in Birmingham battling COVID-19 was reunited with family after being released on Saturday afternoon.
Terry White of Centre said that he tested positive for COVID back on April 30th after he began feeling sick, weak and having some respiratory issues and made a visit to Urgent Care and was subsequently taken to Gadsden Regional Medical Center on May 3 Hospital where he spent over nine hours before being sent back home.
Five days later White returned to the hospital on May 9 and was admitted into Intensive Care, Terry was placed on a ventilator and remained in a comatose state for 54 days at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.
Terry was placed on an ECMO machine, dialysis, and had two feeding tubes placed because of the damage due to the virus.
Terry is urging other families to take safety precautions.
Terry’s wife Michelle said that the family is blessed to have him back home and appreciates the support of family, friends and the community.
White said it is still a long road to recovery for Terry. She said they will be working with him for the next few weeks to rebuild his strength to walk again.
All of us here at WEIS welcome Terry back home and wish him the best as he continues to recover.