'Miracle' COVID Patient Heads Home —After 453 Days

Weaymon 'Dub' Crochet, after 15 months in Texas hospitals, says: 'God [gave] me all his angels'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2022 11:07 AM CST
After 453 Days in Hospital, a COVID Patient Heads Home
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The average length of a patient's stay in a hospital while being treated for COVID is about a week or so, per CDC stats from April. A Texas man has surpassed that length of time and then some, and his survival is now being hailed as a "miracle." Bellaire resident Weaymon Crochet, known as "Dub" to his nearest and dearest, ended up in Houston Methodist Hospital, part of the Texas Medical Center system, in August 2021 after being stricken with the coronavirus during a Delta variant wave, per Click 2 Houston.

Crochet, believed to be about 70, spent three months there, then was transferred to Houston Methodist Continuing Care Hospital in Katy, where he remained until Wednesday. That's when he was finally released to go home, after 453 days of hospitalization. "He's a miracle," Crochet's wife, Rachel, tells the news outlet, noting there were some rough days during his year-plus stay where he didn't look like he'd make it.

She added, "They said there was no way he could survive. I went, 'Nope, he's walking out of here. He's walking out of here!" And that's just what happened, with relatives, friends, and hospital workers lining the hallway from the elevator to the hospital doors to say goodbye as he made his way to the exit. "The doctors and nurses couldn't be a better group of people," Crochet says. "God [gave] me all his angels to get me out of here." Although he acknowledges that he's still working on getting stronger, Click 2 Houston calls his slow bounce back a "remarkable recovery." (More COVID-19 stories.)

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