Turlock Man Shares Story Of Survival After 25 Days In ICU With Coronavirus

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TURLOCK (CBS13) — A Turlock man who was in the ICU for 25 days with coronavirus is sharing his story of survival.

April 8, 2020, was a celebratory day for Nader Ammari and his medical team at Kaiser Permanente in Modesto.

“When I saw all the nurses, doctors saluting me for the day of the discharge, it made me in tears,” Ammari said.

After being in the hospital for four weeks — three in a medically induced coma —  Ammari is now on the road to recovery and in very good spirits.

“From the day I was admitted, I don’t remember anything until the day I was awake,” Ammari said. “And the doctor they told me, it’s better you don’t remember!”

Ammari is originally from Italy but has been living and working in Turlock for three years. He and his family traveled back to Venice in February for a funeral. One week after flying home, he was notified someone on his flight had tested positive for COVID-19. His symptoms including fatigue, high temperature, and difficult breathing, began shortly thereafter.

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