Nina Pham is so brave! The young Texas nurse — who is battling the Ebola virus after being part of the team who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan before his tragic passing on Oct. 8, — revealed in a statement on Oct. 14, that she is, ‘doing well.’
Nina Pham, 26, the Texas nurse who is battling the Ebola virus released a statement on Oct. 14, thanking her loved ones for all of their support and revealed that she is, “blessed to be cared for by the best team of doctors and nurses in the world.” The brave young nurse checked herself into the hospital in Dallas, Texas on Oct. 10, after she noticed that she had a fever and is reportedly, “clinically stable.”
Nina Pham Ebola Virus Nurse — Speaks Out About Her Condition
Nina’s caregivers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital released a statement from the young nurse on Oct. CNN reports that Nina said,”I’m doing well and want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers,” she said. “I am blessed by the support of family and friends and am blessed to be cared for by the best team of doctors and nurses in the world.”
The site reports that on Oct. 13, Dr. Tom Frieden, who is the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that Nina is, “clinically stable.”
Ha, a friend of Nina’s told site about her passion for being a nurse. “I think that she takes it (as) more than a career. I think it’s a vocation, because her family, from the time that we met, they always serve other people,” he said.
The Daily Mail reports that Nina’s parents pleaded with a judge to allow her beloved dog — a King Charles Spaniel named Bently — to be saved. The sweet and not to mention adorable dog (who you can see plenty of pics of here) has reportedly been taken to a secret location to be quarantined.
According to the site, Judge Jenkins defended his decision saying, “When I met with her parents, they said: ‘This dog is important to her, judge. Don’t let anything happen to the dog’. If that dog has to be The Boy In The Plastic Bubble, we’re going to take good care of that dog.”
Nina Pham Gets Blood Transfusion From Ebola Survivor
The Daily Mail reports that on Oct. 13, Nina received a blood transfusion from Ebola virus survivor, Dr. Kent Brantly. Dr. Kent was treating Ebola victims in Liberia in August, 2014, before contracting the virus himself.
The site reports that this is the third time that Dr. Kent has donated blood and doctors believe that it could save her life. He offered up his blood to Thomas Eric Duncan before his tragic death on Oct. 8, but unfortunately their blood type did not match. According to the site, “Those who have survived Ebola have antibodies in their blood which can help new sufferers beat the disease.”
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— Caitlin Beck
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