Suffolk nursing assistant, husband beat the odds to battle back from COVID-19
A Suffolk nursing assistant who's used to taking care of others found herself on the reverse side needing help from her fellow nurses as she and her husband battled and survived COVID-19.
Priscilla DuBois, 57, a certified nursing assistant, was working on a COVID-19 unit at Hamlet Rehabilitation in Nesconset when she became sick with the coronavirus. DuBois' daughter called 911 when her mother couldn't breathe. At the same time her father became ill and both parents ended up in Stony Brook University Hospital.
DuBois ended up on a ventilator for 21 days with little change or hope. Just as things looked dire, DuBois started responding and slowly recovered. She was then sent to the rehabilitation center where she worked.
"I thank everyone for their prayers and I thank my co-workers who worked so hard to take care of me," says DuBois. "Thanks to the Stony Brook team that worked on me there and didn't give up on me there."
Family members say it's a miracle that both parents survived to return to their Coram home.