A wonderful miracle: Cherry Hill man with COVID-19 released from hospital

A Cherry Hill man who was fighting for his life on a ventilator with COVID-19 is now out of the intensive care unit at Cooper University Hospital.

News 12 Staff

Apr 24, 2020, 12:09 AM

Updated 1,541 days ago

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A Cherry Hill man who was fighting for his life on a ventilator with COVID-19 is now out of the intensive care unit at Cooper University Hospital.
Doctors and nurses celebrated the milestone with 50-year-old Brett Breslow as he left the ICU.
“We have been down a very, very dark path and so finally we were able to see a little light at the end of the tunnel,” says wife Amy.
Breslow, a father of two, was diagnosed with the virus in mid-March. Shortly after going to the hospital, he was placed on a ventilator. Doctors tried many different therapies and medications, including the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.
“There were multiple things at play and I don’t know really if we can say any one thing helped,” Amy says. “I feel like everything helped because of where he is right now.”
Breslow was eventually taken off a ventilator – a milestone marker.
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“His doctor FaceTimed me from his phone right after they extubated him and it was just the most miraculous, wonderful thing that I’ve ever seen,” says Amy.
Breslow was released from Cooper University Hospital on Monday and will now spend a few weeks regaining his strength at a rehab facility. Amy says that she is eager for the day that he can come home.
"I think as a family it's really just made me focus on what's more important, and that is being together being able to talk with one another. Even right now even if it's just through FaceTime, that's really, to me, the most precious thing. Just being with one another,” she says.
The Breslow family is now raising money--in an effort to buy more iPads for the ICU at Cooper Hospital, so that other families can feel connected to their loved ones.


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