Tuesday marked exactly a month since veteran singer Bebe Cool’s wife Zuena Kirema was discharged from National Referral Hospital, Mulago where she has been admitted while battling the deadly Covid19 which really had a toll on her.
The mother of five who is now recovered opened up about her encounter with the disease that has brought the world almost on a standstill
In a long post on her official social media accounts, Zuena revealed that it started with a simple flue followed by cough and next thing she knew, she had lost her taste and smell senses. That was when she then realized that she had contracted the disease.
She then started treating herself from home although she says that it was the worst mistake she ever did.
“Today marks one month since i was discharged from mulago hospital where i was battling Covid 19. Mine started as a simple flu,followed by cough and before i knew it,i had lost my taste and sense of smell. I immediately knew it was covid so i decided to treat myself from home (worst mistake) my health started deteriorating.” Reads Zuena post in part
She didn’t just lose her taste and smell senses but she also got fever, her stomach started to run and at some point she was vomiting and sweating profusely.
This forced her husband Bebe to take her to Mulago hospital where she was at first scared to go to.
“I got a fever,running stomach, vomiting and i started sweating profusely. Hubby immediately made the decision to take me to mulago hospital. At first i was scared of mulago after the sad stories we keep hearing,but to my suprise i got the best care in mulago hospital.” She adds
In her narration, Zuena also disclosed that all the services right from accommodation, food and medication were completely free. The only time they spent money was when they were was a specific unavailable medicine at Mulago, they were asked to buy.
“I can assure you that everything was free …accommodation, food and medication,the only time Hubby pulled out money was when there’s a specific medicine needed urgently. If i didn’t have 2 friends of mine that went to mulago before me,i would think I’m just being treated differently.”
She also said thank you to the doctors and nurses at Mulago and other medical personnel at large who are working tirelessly to save Ugandans from this disease. For those battling Covid19, she has them in her prayers too.
“Am here to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of mulago hospital and all other medical personnels who have put their lives on the line to save Ugandans. To those battling the disease i pray you pull through because i know what you’re going through. To those that have lost loved ones, may the Lord comfort you and Rest their souls in peace.”
Zuena sensitized the public to stop discriminating people who have recovered from Covid19 as she said that it takes 10 to 14 days in someone’s system who has been on treatment
“I would like to sensitise people out their (SIC) to stop discrimination. It takes 10 to 14 days in your system and within that time if you’ve been on treatment, you’ve defeated the virus. Once you’re hospitalised,you can only leave hospital when you test negative. So don’t think because someone had it and they were discharged, they’ll pass it on, wrong” She concluded