Intubated Covid-19 patient plays violin to thank health care workers.

"This was by far one of my favorite memories in the ICU that I’ve had. It was a small light in the darkness of Covid," nurse Matt Harper said.

A retired orchestra teacher who was hospitalized with Covid-19 played his violin as a tribute to nurses and doctors who had been caring for him.

Grover Wilhelmsen, who was hospitalized at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah, for over a month, couldn’t speak while intubated and instead communicated with the health care staff through writing.

After writing to Ciara Sase, a nurse and one of his caregivers, that he wanted to play his violin to thank the staff, Sase coordinated with Wilhelmsen’s wife of 47 years to bring the instrument into the hospital. As long as Sase stayed in his room to monitor his vitals, doctors agreed that Wilhelmsen could play. Verder lezen...