A YouTuber who gave start to her son the day earlier than she was put in a coma with Covid has reunited with the nurse who cared for her.
Grace Victory, 31, from High Wycombe, requested docs to ship child Cyprus two months early on Christmas Eve 2020.
She was put in a coma on Christmas Day and was asleep for 3 months, being cared for by scholar nurse Alice Finnigan.
“Alice is the most incredible nurse ever. She is an angel,” she stated.
Ms Victory was given a 5% likelihood of survival and suffered a number of organ failures and cardiac arrest when docs first tried to wake her up.
Doctors stated she had died for 5 minutes and it was a miracle she survived with no mind harm.
The vlogger wakened final March, when she was in a position to meet her 10-week-old son for the primary time.
She was moved to Alderbourne Rehabilitation Unit, inside The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the place 19-year outdated Ms Finnigan cared for her.
Ms Victory stated they fashioned a particular bond and the Buckinghamshire New University (BNU) first-year scholar nurse was a “little ray of sunshine”.
“Alice gave me the first shower I’d had for five months. She just knew what she was doing.
“The bodily care was prime notch for me however Alice can also be so stuffed with pleasure. Other nurses ought to look to Alice for example.
“Every time Alice was on a shift, the world was a better place,” she stated.
Doctors thought Ms Victory may by no means stroll or speak once more however she was discharged a yr in the past and has made an almost full restoration.
Ms Finnigan stated: “Being on placement during the pandemic was incredibly tough.
“I needed to offer all of it I had and I simply tried to make her smile each day. I informed her ‘you’re going to stroll’ and he or she replied ‘I hope so’. I stated to her, ‘there is not any hoping, you’ll’. And right here she is now.
“Looking after Grace made me realise I can do even more than I have.”
The nurse stated Ms Victory had impressed her to pursue a profession within the rehab or intensive care facet of nursing as soon as certified subsequent yr.
The pair had been reunited for a BNU podcast to have a good time the function of nurses on International Nurses Day, which is widely known around the globe yearly on 12 May – the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s start.