Ryan Andrews has shared an emotional video this weekend as his Dad Jimmy got to leave hospital. Sharing to Instagram, the Fair City star revealed his Dad had contracted Covid-19 over Christmas.
Two weeks ago he got to leave the Mater hospital, but Ryan shared it was a tough time for the family, as at one point he was put in ICU on life support.
He shared the emotional, yet happy video to his Instagram with a touching caption; “This day two weeks ago, my best friend and hero came home after the most terrifying ordeal ever!! My Dad contracted COVID when he returned to work after Christmas.”
“For 10 days at home he felt progressively worse, went to the doctor and was rushed to hospital straight away where he collapsed on arrival! My Dad is a very fit man, cycles to and from work every day and walks at least 5k with me and Ralph every evening. I never imagined getting a call to say he was in ICU & being put into a coma and onto a ventilator!!”
Ryan continued, revealing how difficult an ordeal it was for his family too; “As a family we were absolutely devastated and terrified, jumping every time the phone rang and hanging onto every word from the nurses and doctors who were caring for him 24-7.”
“Miraculously, he finally started to get stronger and they were able to take him off the life-support machine and allow him out of the coma after spending 10 days in ICU & 6 days on a ventilator!”
He went on to thank the incredible nurses and doctors who looked after him; “I can’t put into words what the doctors, and nurses particularly, did for my Dad and my family. They were our only connection we had to my Dad as of course we couldn’t visit.”
“They are absolutely unbelievable people doing this day in day out for families just like mine, and I cannot thank everyone at the Matter Hospital enough! I am beyond thankful for what they did for my Dad and my family for those 4 weeks he spent in hospital.”
“I’m extremely grateful for every minute of everyday now – a long road ahead but we’ll get there & I can’t express how proud I am of My Dad, My Best Friend, My Hero!”
We are so glad to hear his father is better and back home with his family.