A Moore family is celebrating after a single mother of three, battling COVID-19, is released from the hospital.
Samantha Williamson was released Wednesday. She spent one month and one day hospitalized at Norman Regional HealthPlex in Norman.
Williamson told News 9’s Clayton Cummins on October 19 she didn’t take the virus seriously until she got it.
Battling COVID-19 became especially challenging as Williamson also has Lupus.
“I feel a lot better than I did, a lot better,” said Williamson.
After first greeting her when she arrived home, Williamson’s three children said they’ve now stepped up to take care of her.
“The worst part is when she has to get up to go to the restroom or if she needs to get up and stretch or anything and her oxygen gets a little worse,” said Alex Alvarado, Williamson’s daughter. “I am trying to help her but there is so little I can do to help her, it sucks sometimes.”
Williamson’s story has since ended up on CBS This Morning, hoping people nationwide grasp the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I wouldn’t wish this on anybody and I’m really glad that she (Gayle King) pointed that out, that we need to take this seriously and I appreciate that,” said Williamson.
It has been a wild month, one hoped never to be repeated.
“If it has taught me one thing, it’s never take life for granted because you never know when something like this will happen,” said Williamson. “They didn’t expect me to live and here I am at home now.”
Samantha now has to see a lung specialist as the amount of oxygen she was on in the hospital damaged her lungs.