In the name of Rogelio Bueno Jr, a strength and hope can be found. He is the COVID-19 patient 358 survivor in the Philippines. He was confined in a hospital for almost 3 weeks.
It was out of his mind that he will be positive with the virus. It was Tuesday when he suffered from a 37.8 Celsius fever. Aside from the fever, he also lost his taste that’s why he sought something spicy at the that evening.
He was denial at first since he was strong even if his temperature rose to 38.8 Celsius. “I had my blood tests and urinalysis done and was sent home with the diagnosis of Systemic Viral Illness”, he said.
“The next couple of days, I was feeling better. I was very hungry and I thought I was getting better. But that night, difficulty of breathing returned and it worsened”, he added.
During confinement, Rogelio found it very difficult to breathe. He could not sleep because he could not breathe. He couldn’t go to the CR. Even three steps caused him breathless so he had to pee beside the bed in a bottle.
According to him, what made him recovered were the prayers and TikTok videos from his friends and relatives.
The virus taught him to trust in the Lord and to know the value of time.
“Now, I’m just happy to be alive. I will take this opportunity to cherish my family and loved ones more, to be a better person and to live life to the fullest. I’m patient 358 and I’m a COVID-19 survivor” he said in his Facebook post.
Hi, I'm Rogelio Bueno Jr. and I am patient 358. As you already know from Joanna, my wife's post, I contracted COVID-19…