A COLOMBIAN Kim Kardashian lookalike has revealed she thought she would die of coronavirus throughout a 20-day ordeal with the illness.
The Instagram sensation mentioned that she prayed to God and considered her household whereas trapped within the north of Italy.
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Mariana Cristina Fragozo Herazo, often known as Mariana Herazo, mentioned she grew to become contaminated with the illness early within the pandemic.
She took herself to hospital after growing a cough and struggling to breathe, regardless of medical doctors telling her it was possible bronchial asthma.
Ms Herazo spent 20 days in hospital battling with Covid-19 whereas being given a concoction of therapies, earlier than finally being given the all clear.
The 27-year-old mentioned: “I reside within the North [of Italy] within the crimson zone and I feel I received contaminated as a result of at the start, the scenario wasn’t being taken significantly and other people went out on the streets as regular, going to bars and eating places.
“After two weeks, I began to get a fever, physique aches and a cough which lasted about 14 days however after I referred to as the physician, they informed me to not fear as a result of I’m younger and it could possibly be bronchial asthma, which I undergo from.”
She continued: “However I knew one thing was not proper as a result of except for being asthmatic, I’ve additionally had bronchitis and pneumonia prior to now and my defences haven’t been very excessive since I used to be a toddler.
“Consequently, I’ve to take nutritional vitamins each day.”
Ms Herazo has over 1 million followers on Instagram, and earns €350,000 a yr.
The businesswoman mentioned that after displaying signs, she began having difficulties respiratory someday and promptly referred to as for an ambulance.
Whereas on the hospital, they examined her for COVID-19 and her outcomes got here again constructive. “I believed I’d die,” she mentioned.
“The medical doctors weren’t clear on the right way to deal with the signs, that was what scared me probably the most as a result of in my thoughts I believed, ‘it’s a brand new virus they usually don’t have a remedy, and I’ll die right here alone.’”
She added: “I felt as in the event that they [the doctors] had been experimenting with which medication they need to use, the ache was so intense and it was so troublesome for me to breathe that my face turned blue a number of occasions.
“I keep in mind the medical doctors began utilizing corticosteroids and anti-inflammatories to deflate and free the airways, in addition to antibiotics, and in the previous couple of days, anticoagulants.”
Mariana mentioned she “misplaced depend of what number of occasions they took blood samples,” however finally, after 20 days in hospital, she was cleared of the virus.
She continued: “What helped me to beat the scenario was my inside energy.
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“I all the time considered my household and the truth that I’m younger and nonetheless wish to take pleasure in an extended life.”
Regardless of quarantine measures now being lifted throughout Italy, Ms Herazo mentioned she is “terrified to exit on the streets”.
As of Could 26, there have been over 230,000 confirmed instances of coronavirus in Italy, and 32,877 individuals have died.
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