Hospitalised Harare-based entrepreneur Kuda Musasiwa is now on the mend and had been off a ventilator for 12 hours as of Sunday afternoon.
Musasiwa, who had been in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a local hospital for some time after contracting the coronavirus, is now able to speak and to feed by mouth.
This was revealed by his father Reverend Roy Musasiwa in a statement posted on social media on Sunday afternoon on behalf of the Musasiwa family. The statement read:
Greetings family and friends. This is the most joyful update on Kuda’s health so far. For the past 12 hours, he has been off the ventilator (and on oxygen concentrator) and is still maintaining good saturation of 94+!
Not only that; the hospital put him on video and he was able to speak to his wife Nomaliso – still a bit drowsy of course but fully conscious. He is now feeding by mouth rather than by tube.
He will continue to be monitored in the ICU for 24 hours and if there is no negative development he will be moved to HDU.
On this basis, we can now say that Kuda has graduated from the “critically ill” category and is on a recovery path. We are overjoyed.
This is the Lord’s doing, and the Lord has used his angels (including you) to travel this journey with Kuda and the family.
Meanwhile, Mai Musasiwa and I have just returned from having our covid-19 PCR test done and the results are expected tomorrow morning and so will be part of tomorrow’s update.
To all those who have prayed, given or shared words of encouragement we can’t thank you enough. It has not been in vain.
Stay safe and stay blessed.